Third Sunday of Great Lent - 03/31/19

Today we gathered for the Divine Liturgy of St. Basil  and a procession for the Veneration of the Cross.

Special Thanks to Linda K. for donating the flowers and creating a beautiful arrangement to surround the cross which was donated by +Marci Moore many years ago.  The cross has a relic of the original Holy Cross under the glass.

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).