Divine service on the day of the Exaltation of the Honorable and Life-giving Cross

27 September 2020

September 27, 2020, on the day Exaltation of the Honest and Life-giving Cross , with the blessing of His Grace Gideon, Bishop Makarovsky, the abbot of the Tithes Monastery of the Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos, a festive divine service was performed at the monastery by the brethren in the priesthood.

At the all-night vigil, during the great doxology, the Holy Tree was taken out to the center of the church, where the rite of the Exaltation of the Honorable and Life-giving Cross of the Lord was performed.

After the reading of the Holy Gospel, a special one was erected in the Divine Liturgy. prayer for an end to the coronavirus epidemic and for doctors who are fighting for the life and health of the sick.

After the service, the monastery's brethren performed the rite of glorification and worshiped the Cross.

On September 27, Orthodox Christians remember two events. In 326, a cross was found in Jerusalem, on which Jesus Christ was crucified. It happened near Mount Golgotha, where the Savior was crucified. And the second event is the return of the Life-giving Cross from Persia, where he was in captivity. In the 7th century, the Greek emperor Heraclius returned him to Jerusalem. Both events were united by the fact that the Cross was raised before the people, that is, raised. At the same time, they sent him to all parts of the world in turn, so that people could bow to him and share with each other the joy of finding a shrine.