The Veneration of the Cross at Holy Apostles Mission Station, Chilliwack, BC

March 19, 2017

Photos from the celebration of the Feast of the Veneration of the Holy Cross on the Third Sunday of Great Lent at Holy Apostles Mission Station in Chilliwack, BC.

Fr Matthew Francis writes: "Yesterday was the midpoint of Lent. We marked this by looking ahead to the Cross, the Tomb, and the Resurrection. For Christians, this is not merely history, but a present reality. In the Orthodox Church, on this Sunday, a Cross is brought out into the midst of the Church, and is often adorned with flowers or herbs. This is a sign that, paradoxically, through the Cross of Jesus Christ - life and joy has come into all the world!"