Sunday of the Cross
In Paradise of old the tree stripped me bare; for by giving me its fruit to eat, the enemy brought in death. But now the Tree of the Cross that clothes men with the garment of life has been set up on earth, and the whole world is filled with boundless joy. Beholding it venerated, O ye people, let us with one accord raise in faith our cry to God: His house is full of glory.
-THIRD POETIC KATHISMATA FOR THE HOLY CROSS
Today marks the half-way point! Let us continue with strength and joy in anticipation of the resurrection!