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Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross September 14


Feast Day: September 14

The Feast of the Universal Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross is one of the Great Feasts of the Greek Orthodox Church and honors the finding of the True Cross of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in 326, by Saint Helen, the mother of the Roman Emperor Constantine.

The icon depicts Patriarch Macarius holding the cross with deacons holding candles. The cross is surrounded by clergy and others, including Saint Helen.

Video: Exaltation of the Holy Cross at Holy Cross Orthodox Church, High Point, NC

Greek Orthodox Feast Days