Friday, May 20, 2022 UTC


cross    SEPT 13: VESPERS – 6:30 PM; SEPT 14: DIVINE LITURGY – 6:30 PM (LIVE-STREAMED). NOTE: Cary’s State of Emergency declaration, effective August 18, 2021 at 5 p.m., requires masks in all public and private indoor spaces within Cary’s town limits. This includes citizens over the age of five, regardless of vaccination status.

Propers for Exaltation of the Holy Cross: 09-14_Exaltation_Holy_Cross_DL

Veneration of the Cross: Veneratiion_of_the_Cross

Moleben to Holy Cross: MolebentotheHolyCross_booklet

Streaming via Facebook Live.

Parishes live-streaming in the Diocese can be found here:

On September 14th we commemorate the recovery of the Holy Cross, which had been placed on Mt. Calvary by St. Helena and preserved in Jerusalem, but then had fallen into the hands of Chosroas, King of the Persians. The precious relic was recovered and returned to Jerusalem by Emperor Heralius in 629. This is a holy day of fasting and repentance. On this day the faithful make dedication to the crucified Lord and pledge their  faithfulness to him by making prostrations at the Lords feet on the life creating Cross. For the feast, the Cross is placed on a tray surrounded by flowers or branches of basil, and placed in the center of the Church for veneration.