Monday, March 19, 2012

Sunday of the Holy Cross

"Before Thy Cross we bow down in worship, O Master, and Thy holy Resurrection we glorify."

Troparion (Tone 4)

O Lord, save Your people,
And bless Your inheritance.
Grant victories to the Orthodox Christians, over their adversaries.
And by virtue of Your Cross
Preserve Your habitation!

Kontakion (Tone 7)

Now the flaming sword no longer guards the gates of Eden;
It has mysteriously been quenched by the wood of the Cross!
The sting of death and the victory of hell have been vanquished;
For You, O my Savior, have come and cried to those in hell:
Enter again into paradise."

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