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September 14, 2014

Holy Cross Resource Page

Sunday Before the Elevation of the Honorable Cross
September 14 - Universal Exaltation of the Honorable Cross
Sunday After the Elevation of the Honorable Cross
November 15 - Icon of the Theotokos of Kupyatitich
January 6 - Holy Theophany (The Blessing of the Waters with the Cross)
March 6 - The Finding of the Holy Cross By St. Helen
Great Lent - Third Sunday of Great Lent
Holy Week - Great and Holy Friday
Bright Tuesday - The Miraculous Spring of the Archangel Michael in Thasos and the Discovery of the Honorable Nail of the Savior
May 7 - Commemoration of the Honorable Cross That Appeared in the Sky Over Jerusalem in 351 A.D.
August 1-14 - Procession of the Venerable Wood of the Cross
About the Cross

The Sign of the Cross: Its Power, Meaning and Miracles

The Apostolic Tradition of Venerating the Holy Cross (St. Nektarios of Aegina)

St. John Chrysostom on the Holy Cross

St. Ephraim the Syrian on the Holy Cross

Repulsion of the Evil One and an Appeal to Christ (Poem by St. Gregory the Theologian)

Concerning the Cross and Faith (St. John of Damascus)

Let Him Deny Himself, Take Up His Cross, and Follow Me (St. Theophylact of Bulgaria)

The Cross, the Preserver of the Universe (St. John Maximovitch)

The Inevitability of Suffering (Archbishop John of Riga)

Elder Paisios on Demons and the Power of the Cross

Prerequisites For True Spirituality

The Cross as a Balance Scale of Righteousness

The Mystery of the Cross

Why Does the World Reject the Cross of Christ?

The Cross and Theology

The Mystery of the Cross and the Resurrection of Christ

Why Did Christ Suffer Crucifixion?

What Christ Accomplished on the Cross

What Does It Mean That Christ Became a Curse For Us on the Cross?

To Whom Was the Blood of Christ Offered? (St. Gregory the Theologian)

The Death of Christ in the Air Cleansed the Atmosphere of Demons (St. Athanasius the Great)

The Power of the Cross Against Demons and Magic (St. Athanasius the Great)

The Seven Phrases Christ Spoke on the Cross (St. Nikolai Velimirovich)

Why Did It Become Dark When Christ Was Crucified?

Two Powerful Old Testament Images of the Cross

The Foreshadowing of the Cross in the Old Testament According to St. Kosmas the Melodist

Salvation According to Saint Paul

Orthodoxy and the Juridical Position: The Significance of the "Antilytron"

The Juridical Mentality of the West Annuls Christ's Sacrifice

"Expiation" Rather Than "Propitiation"

The Sacrifice of Christ as "Expiation"

The Cross and Orthodox Tradition

The Honor Due to the Cross in the Canons of the Church

Liturgical Gestures

Pontian Customs for the Day of the Cross

The Orthodox Tradition of the Blessed Prozimi

The Cross in the Lives of the Saints

The Poison and the Cross: A Tale from the Life of Saint John the Theologian

Great Martyr Eustathios Plakidas With His Wife and Children

Saint Porphyrios, Bishop of Gaza

Saint Benedict and the Sign of the Holy Cross

Saint Thomas I, Patriarch of Constantinople (+ 610)

Saint Columba and the Loch Ness Monster

Saint Elias (Ilya) Muromets of the Kiev Near Caves

Saint Constantine the New Martyr of Hydra

Elder Porphyrios In the House of Prostitution

A Night of Entertainment With Elder Paisios

Miracles and Phenomena of the Cross

The Power In Crossing Ourselves

A Historical Account of the Power of the True Cross

The Healing Properties of the True Cross in Constantinople

Four Contemporary Miracles of the Holy Cross

The Kalinovka Miracle of the Bloody Crucifix in 1923

A Wondrous Vision of the True Cross in 1967

The Miracle of the Bleeding Gospel (April 27, 1989)

A Miracle of the Holy Cross in Fiji

A Miracle of the Holy Cross in India

A Miracle of the Holy Cross in Africa (Congo) 1

A Miracle of the Holy Cross in Africa (Congo) 2

A Miracle of the True Cross (video)

A Haunting In Thessaloniki

Vladimir Putin and his Miracle Cross

The Miraculous Power of the Cross and Prayer - A Scientific Study

Elder Gervasios Paraskevopoulos and the Miracle of the Cross

Moldavian Villagers See Image of Cross and Burning Candle in a Tree Cut

A Cross Wondrously Appears in the Trunk of a Tree

The Recent Appearance of a Cross in a Tree Trunk in Krini

Luminous Cross Appears In Skies Over Russia

Cross in a Church in West Ukraine Starts Bleeding (photos)

Did an "Open Eye" Miracle Recently Take Place at the Holy Sepulchre?

True Cross Relics

The Distribution of Pieces of the True Cross

Did the Cross of Christ Expose and Kill Arius?

Paulinus of Nola and the Distribution of a Relic of the True Cross

Portions of the True Cross That Exist in the Monasteries of Mount Athos Today

Vatican Cross Given By Emperor Justin II Restored

The Basilica di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme In Rome

The True History of the Palatine Cross in Notre Dame Cathedral

A Wondrous Vision of the True Cross in 1967

A Miracle of the Holy Cross in Fiji

A Miracle of the True Cross (video)

Thousands In Thessaloniki Venerate the True Cross


Other Crosses

The Iron Pectoral Cross of Saint Athanasios the Athonite

The Cross of St. Kosmas Aitolos in Polydendri

Metal Cross of St. Kosmas Aitolos Given To Metropolis of Beroia

The Curious Crucifix of Rila Monastery

German Catholic Church Returns Looted Cross to Serbia

World's Largest Stone Cross Installed in Sevastopol

Underwater Cross Set Up in Karantinnaya Bay in Sevastopol (photos & videos)

The Hidden Cross of Pontus, a True Story

Holy Cross Shrines

Monastery of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem

The Location Where the True Cross of Christ Was Found by Saint Helen

The Place Where St. Mary of Egypt Repented

The Veneration of the Holy Cross in Cyprus

Holy Cross Monastery In Omodos, Cyprus

Krustova Gora: Holy Cross Forest in Bulgaria

The Holy Mount of Grabarka in Poland

The Basilica di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme In Rome

Orthodox Cross to be Planted at Southernmost Point of America

The Cross and Popular Culture

Beauty Will Save The World

The Kenotic Theology of the Cross and Popular Culture

Making Comedy of the Cross of Christ

Movie: "Constantine and the Cross" (1961)

Andres Serrano's "Piss Christ" Destroyed By Christian Protesters

Horror Movies and the Cross - The Cross in the Very First Horror Movie from 1896  

The Cross and Persecution

Why Does the World Reject the Cross of Christ?

Evgeny Rodionov, the New Martyr of Chechnya

Coptic Christian Student Murdered By Classmates for Wearing a Cross

Muslim Group Offended By 'Christian' Tomatoes

Terrorists Behead Christian in Syria for Wearing His Cross