THE FEAST OF THE VENERATION OF THE ADORATION OF THE SACRED AND LIFE-GIVING CROSS AT THE MONASTERY OF THE SACRED CROSS
On Sunday 13th/26th March 2017, the 4th Sunday of the Great Lent, one week after the Sunday of the Adoration of the Sacred and Life-giving Cross, the feast of the Adoration of the Sacred Cross was observed at the old Holy Monastery of the Sacred Cross, which is located on West Jerusalem, near the Jewish Houses of Parliament.
The feast was celebrated in this Monastery, due to the fact that the three-composed wood (composed of cedar, cypress and pine) was planted there by Lot, and that is the wood used to make the cross on which our Lord Jesus Christ was crucified.
The feast and the Divine Liturgy were led by the Most Reverend Archbishop Demetrios of Lydda, with concelebrants Hagiotaphite Hieromonks, Archimandrites Ieronymos, Kallistos and Charalambos and Archdeacon Mark; singing was Mr. Alvanos and participants were members of the Greek Community of West Jerusalem.
After the Divine Liturgy the Service of the Adoration of the Sacred Cross followed, at the place where the Sacred Wood was found and around the Holy Monastery. The feast ended by a festal reception offered by Archimandrite Klavdios to the Archbishop and his Entourage and the congregation at the hegoumeneion.