Third Sunday in Lent: Adoration of the Holy Cross


Rejoice, O life-bearing Cross, O bright paradise of the Church, O Tree of incorruption, thou who didst bring forth for us the enjoyment of glory everlasting, through whom the hosts of devils are driven out, the ranks of angels rejoice together, and the congregations of believers celebrate, O unconquerable weapon and impregnable foundation, the triumph of kings and the pride of Priests, grant us to apprehend the Passion of Christ and his Resurrection.

--Vespers of the Feast

His Eminence Archbishop Joseph on the Sunday of the Holy Cross

Alexander Schmemann on the Sunday of the Holy Cross

Psychological Barriers on the Way to the Cross, by Fr. George Morelli

The Cross: Central Theme of Our Christian Religion, by Fr. Michael Baroudy

Listen to Fr. Thomas Hopko discuss the Sunday of the Holy Cross on Ancient Faith Radio

Read more about this Sunday's feast on our Lenten Calendar page.