Holy Cross

Assyrian Presbyteral Ordination in the Diocese of California

November 4, 2017 News
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Assyrian Church of the East  – 4/11/17 On September 13, 2017, The Feast of the Holy Cross, His Grace Mar Awa Royel, Bishop of California elevated Rev. Deacon John Piro to the ecclesiastical rank of presbyter at Mar Zaia Cathedral in Modesto, California. Rev. Fr. John will serve as an assistant priest at Mar Addai […]

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Catholicose Baselios Paulose II begins Apostolic Visit to Ethiopia

September 25, 2017 Featured
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Fr. Abraham Thomas, Secretary- Department of Ecumenical Relations of the Indian Orthodox Malankara Church – 25/9/17 – The Oriental Orthodox Communion  Addis Ababa – Ethiopia: His Holiness Abune Mathias the Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church has invited His Holiness Baselios Marthoma Paulose II (Catholicos and Malankara Metropolitan on the Apostolic Throne of St. […]

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Feast of the Discovery of the Holy Cross and Ordination of Monks

September 17, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 17/9/17 On the occasion of the Feast of the Discovery of the Holy Cross, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the Holy Qurobo at St. Peter and St. Paul Cathedral in Mor Aphrem Monastery in Maarat Saydnaya. Their Eminences Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar of the Patriarchal Archdiocese […]

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President Dr. Bashar al-Assad Visits Holy Cross Syriac Orthodox Monastery in Saydnaya

September 9, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 9/9/17 A few days ago, His Excellency Dr. Bashar Assad, President of the Syrian Arab Republic, visited the temporary site of the Monastery of the Holy Cross in Saydnaya. He was accompanied by the members of his family. His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II received His Excellency at the entrance […]

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Message of His Holiness Karekin II at the 6th National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia

May 22, 2017 Featured
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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – May 2017 MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS KAREKIN II, SUPREME PATRIARCH AND CATHOLICOS OF ALL ARMEMIANS ON THE OCCASION OF THE FIRST SESSION OF THE 6TH NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF THE REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA (Yerevan , 18 May 2017) Your Excellency, Mr. President, Honorable Members of Parliament, Dear attendees, We extend […]

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Good Friday – Damascus

April 15, 2017 Featured
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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 15/4/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II celebrated the service of the worship of the Cross at St. George Patriarchal Cathedral in Bab Touma in Damascus. His Holiness was assisted by His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar at the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus and the clergy of the […]

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12 Spiritual Quotes from Patriarch Daniel about the Holy Cross

March 21, 2017 Featured
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – March 2017 The Cross of our Saviour Jesus Christ represents God’s love revealed to humans in a world full of hatred and violence. The Holy Cross is the sign of love that conquers sin and death. Christ’s Cross becomes a principle of new life for every Christian; a principle […]

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The Exaltation of the Holy Cross at the Cathedral Church in Belgrade

January 22, 2017 News
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Church of Serbia – 22/1/17 His Holiness Irine, Serbian Patriarch, served the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy at the Cathedral church in Belgrade on the feast day of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, January 18th, 2017. The Patriarch was concelebrated by the clergy of the Cathedral church. At the end of the Liturgy, Serbian Patriarch served […]

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SIGN OF THE CROSS IS A GREAT POWER, METROPOLITAN ONUFRY SAYS

October 6, 2016 Featured News
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Pravoslavie.ru – 6/10/16 On September 27, 2016, the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, during the Divine Liturgy at the Kiev Caves Lavra His Beatitude Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All Ukraine spoke of the spiritual power of the Cross in the lives of Christians, reports theinformation and education department of the UOC-MP. “The […]

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THE FEAST OF THE ELEVATION OF THE CROSS AT THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE 2016

October 4, 2016 Featured News

The Jerusalem Patriarchate – October 2016 A. In the afternoon during Vespers On Tuesday, the 14th/27th of September 2016, the Patriarchate celebrated the Elevation of the Holy Cross in commemoration of the fact that, on the completion of the opening of the Church of the Resurrection in 336 AD, St Helen and Archbishop Makarios of […]

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The relics of St Philotheia and a fragment of the Holy Cross carried in procession, in Bucharest

September 20, 2016 Featured News

Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – September 2016 The Holy Cross and St Basil the Great Church in Bucharest began the manifestations for its dedication day, on the eve of the Feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross, 13 September 2016. Following the Vigil Service, the relics of the Holy Virgin Martyr Philotheia from […]

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Patriarch of Romania: The Holy Cross is the mystery of the eternal love of the Most Holy Trinity for humankind

September 20, 2016 Featured News
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – September 2016 The Feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross is cherished by the people because it shows not only the spiritual meaning of the Cross, but also what was achieved during time by the help of the wooden cross on which Christ was crucified, the Romanian Patriarch […]

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Patriarch of Romania: The Holy Cross is the sign of the never ending love Of God for humans, higher than humans’ understanding of God

September 15, 2016 Featured News
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Iulian Dumitrascu – Basilica News Agency – September 2016 The Cross of Jesus Christ, our Saviour, represents the love of God shown to the humans in a world full of hate and violence, Patriarch Daniel said in the sermon delivered Sunday, 11 September 2016, in the historical chapel of the Patriarchal Residence. His Beatitude explained the […]

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Patriarch of Romania: “Kindness of Christ liberates Humans from the Demons’ Malice”

July 31, 2016 Featured News
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Iulian Dumitrascu – Basilica News Agency- July 2016 The purpose of the life on the earth is to reach the eternal heavenly life obeying the Word of God, attending the religious services, partaking the Holy Eucharist and doing good deeds according to the will of God, the Patriarch of Romanian said in the sermon delivered today […]

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Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria visits Ethiopia 

September 26, 2015 Featured News

Yonas Gredew (OCP Delegate of Addis Ababa and All Ethiopia) OCP News Service – 26/9/15 Addis Ababa: His Holiness Tawadors II of Alexandria on the Throne of St Mark the Evangelist is in Ethiopia for a four-day official visit. The Primate of the Coptic Orthodox Church is accompanied by a high-level  delegation from Egypt. Pope Tawadros […]

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Despite attempts by Turkey to eradicate Armenia and exterminate Armenians we survived because of our heroes and martyrs Stated His Holiness Catholicos Aram I

September 25, 2015 Featured News

September 2015 On 12th Saturday, His Holiness Aram I arrived in Anjar (Lebanon) to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the resistance of Musa Dagh. The Catholicos was accompanied by Bishop Shahé Paossian, Prelate of the Diocese of Lebanon, and was met by the Mayor of Anjar, Garo Pamboukian, representatives of Armenian civil society organizations, and […]

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Blessing of the Holy Muron of the Armenian Orthodox Church to be Held on 27th September 2015

August 26, 2015 Featured News

Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church – August 2015 Visit FB Event Page Here: The blessing of the Holy Muron, which traditionally occurs once every seven years, will be offered on September 27, 2015 at the Mother See of Holy Holy Etchmiadizn on the Feast of the Holy Cross of Varag, by His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme […]

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Fr. Christopher T. Metropulos elected as the President of the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

May 5, 2015 Featured News

May 2015 Following a rigorous search process that began in October 2014, the Board of Trustees of Hellenic College and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology (HCHC) on, May 1, 2015, voted unanimously to elect the V. Rev. Fr. Christopher T. Metropulos as the next president of the institution, in succession of the current […]

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Project Mexico Mission Trip: A Reflection

April 14, 2015 Featured News

HCHC-  Jason Oneida, Holy Cross Class of 2017 During spring break this year, I participated in my first mission experience through Project Mexico. This fantastic ministry is based out of St. Innocent’s Orphanage near Rosarito, Mexico, and seeks to build homes for impoverished families that live in the area. My fellow missionaries and I went […]

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Sunday of the Veneration of the Holy Cross in Merrillville

March 19, 2015 Featured News

USA The spiritual echo of the beautiful words of this church hymn to the Honorable Cross and the Holy Resurrection permeated and warmed the souls of the faithful people of God who together with their clergy gathered around their Bishop on the third Sunday of Great Lent. With the blessings of Bishop Longin, the Lenten […]

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Living Stones, Spiritual Houses

February 8, 2015 Featured News
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Fr Christopher Foley  Holy Cross Orthodox Church – February 2015 As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him—you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. – I Peter […]

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