Veneration of the Holy Cross

THIRD SUNDAY OF GREAT LENT

“Veneration of the Cross”

In Ezekiel (9:6) it is said that when the Angel of the Lord was sent to punish and destroy the sinning people, he was told not to strike those on whom the “mark” had been made. In the original text this mark is called “tau,” the Hebrew letter corresponding to the letter “T,” which is how in ancient times the cross was made, which then was an instrument of punishment.

And so, even then was foretold the power of the Cross, which preserves those who venerate it. Likewise, by many other events in the Old Testament the power of the Cross was Continue reading