The Meaning of Basil at the Elevation of the Cross

The Meaning of Basil at the Elevation of the Cross

When I was a child, I would frequently visit my grandmother (Yiayia) and grandfather (Papou) who lived in a small town east of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They had a large yard with a view of the Monongahela River. The climate created the perfect conditions to grow a beautiful garden every summer....

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Elevation of the Holy Cross, September 13, 2015

Elevation of the Holy Cross, September 13, 2015

In this episode of Good News for a Change, on the Sunday before the Elevation of the Holy Cross, Fr. Constantine Lazarakis shares thoughts on this important Feast Day. When we elevate the cross in September and then when we venerate it during Great Lent, our relationship with the Cross...

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The Universal Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross

The Universal Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross

September 14, 2015 The Universal Exaltation of  The Precious and Life-Giving Cross   Exalted today, the Cross sanctifies the ends of the earth, and the Church is renewed in the Resurrection. (Hymn of Vespers)   To the Most Reverend Hierarchs, the Reverend Priests and Deacons, the Monks and Nuns, the Presidents...

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Daily Devotion: The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Daily Devotion: The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the cleverness of the clever I will thwart.” Where is the...

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