Sunday of the Holy Cross

4th April 2021 all-day

On this mid-Fast Sunday we look forward to the goal of our fast: to be one with our Saviour in his life-giving death.  So with our eyes on the Life-giving Cross we renew our spiritual efforts, our repentance, with renewed hope, humility  and determination.

The Church helps us in this in subtle ways.  At Matins, for example, the Canon of the Cross is in the same tone (1st)  as that for the coming feast of Pascha!