|Kontakion of the Cross, Tone 4
O Christ our God, you willingly accepted to be lifted on the Cross,
Giving your mercies to the new nation named after you;
Giving joy to Orthodox faithful.
And with your power you gave them victory over enemies.
~ May they have as an ally your Cross the invincible trophy,
the weapon of peace.
For May 2020 (civil calendar)
COVID-19 UPDATE: Orthodox Christians cannot be prevented from prayer, wherever they may be, and whatever circumstances they find themselves in. This has always been so. When travelling, confined through illness, or prevented by law or oppression, there are times when Christians cannot meet for public worship. The Mission family at Holy Cross are encouraged to continue the services at home, and in their normal family setting. The Services themselves routinely provide for this.
The Mission continues to send out the weekly propers (variables) by email. Copies of any and all of the Services and canons are available upon request – please contact Holy Cross Administrator – see the Contact page. We can deliver by post or via a collection point in Heidelberg.