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Two weeks into the Church New Year (beginning Sept. 1), we celebrate the Feast of the Elevation, or Exaltation, of the Cross (Sept. 14). In this feast we commemorate the fourth century finding of the True Cross of Christ and its elevation among the faithful. Following the destruction of the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem and the Roman occupation of the city, the holy places of Christ's crucifixion, burial, and resurrection were covered over by paganism, literally. With the ascendance of the Emperor Constantine and his mother Helena, these holy places were uncovered and re-exposed to the world. The True Cross of our Savior was rediscovered, and magnificent churches were built for the worship of God where Christ Jesus accomplished our salvation. Now for the rest of time, all Orthodox churches are the places where this same worship continually rises to the Holy Trinity in thanksgiving for His great mercy and grace.
If you are interested in the Orthodox Faith, we welcome you to come and meet with us and pick up many interesting and informative pamplets that are available for you! If you should have any questions please feel free to call me at the Church at (330) 372-3895.
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