Commemoration of the Apparition of the Sign of the Precious Cross Over Jerusalem, in 351 AD

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 it’s 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!