Friday, March 28, 2008

March 30: The Third Sunday of Great Lent
The Veneration of the Holy and Life Giving Cross

The Third Sunday of Lent is that of the Veneration of the Cross. The cross stands in the midst of the church in the middle of the lenten season not merely to remind men of Christ's redemption and to keep before them the goal of their efforts, but also to be venerated as that reality by which man must live to be saved. "He who does not take up his cross and follow me is not worthy of me" (Mt.10:38). For in the Cross of Christ Crucified lies both "the power of God and the wisdom of God" for those being saved (1 Cor.1:24).

Both the Adult and Children's Lenten Study Classes will meet at 9:15 AM, followed by the Veneration of the Cross and Typika at 10:00 AM.

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