March, 31 2019/March, 18 2019

Third Sunday of the Great Lent: Adoration of Cross. Tone three.

Adoration of Cross

Troparion, Tone I

O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance. Grant victory over their enemies to Orthodox Christians, and protect Thy people with Thy Cross.

Kontakion, Tone IV

O Christ our God, Who wast voluntarily lifted up on the Cross, grant Thy mercies to Thy new people named after Thee. Gladden with Thy power Orthodox Christians and give them victory over their enemies. May they have as an ally that invincible trophy, Thy weapon of peace.

Another Kontakion, Tone VII

No longer does the flaming sword guard the gate of Eden, for a glorious extinction has come upon it, the wood of the Cross. The sting has been drawn from death and the victory from hell. And Thou, my Saviour, didst come and shout to those in hell: Enter Paradise again.

St. Cyril, archbishop of Jerusalem (386). New Hieromartyr Demetrius priest, Virgin-martyr Natalia (1938). Venerable Maria (Skobtsova), nun, who suffered at Ravensbruck (1945). Martyrs Trophimus and Eucarpus of Nicomedia (300). Venerable Ananias (Aninas), presbyter and monk, of the Euphrates.

The Scripture Readings

Hebrews 4:14-5:6

Mark 8:34-9:1

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Regular services
9:15 - Confession; 
9:45am - Hours; 
10:00am - Liturgy