Tuesday, July 7, 2020 UTC

AUG 1: FEAST OF THE PROCESSION OF THE HOLY CROSS

  On August 1 it is a tradition to carry the wood of the Venerable Cross through the streets of Constantinople for the sanctification of the city starting in the beginning of August. This was done because illnesses were more common in August at that time. The relic of the Cross is carried each day for the people to venerate from August 1st until the Feast of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos.