Commemoration of the Apparition of the Sign of the Precious Cross Over Jerusalem in 351 AD
Commemorated May 7
Troparion, Tone 1
The image of Your cross has shown more brightly than the sun, extending from the holy mountain to the place of the skull. In it, You have shown Your strength, O Savior, and confirmed all Orthodox Christians in the True Faith. Through the prayers of the Theotokos, save us, O Christ our God.
Kontakion, Tone 4
The pure and Life-giving Cross which opened paradise appeared in splendor above the earth, extending its brilliant rays to the heavens. Today we faithful accept its radiance as our guide to the eternal light. We bear it in our struggles as an assurance of victory and triumph!