Moleben of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross
World Youth Days - Toronto, 2002
Litiya of the Holy Cross
O Christ our God, Moses prefigured the salutary effects of your precious Cross whe he defeated the haughty Amalek in the desert of Sinai, for while he extended his arms crosswise, the people were victorious. All these symbols have now attained their perfection before our eyes: today, as the Cross is lifted up, evil spirits are cast away; today the whole creation is delivered from corruption, for all blessings have been bestowed upon us by the Cross. Wherefore we joyfully kneel to You and say: "How great are your works, O Lord: glory to You!
Tropar of the Holy Cross (Tone 1)
Save Your people, O Lord, and bless Your inheritance. Grant victory to Your faithful people against enemies, and protect Your community by Your cross.
Kondak of the Holy Cross (Tone 2)
By Your own choice, O Christ our God, You were lifted on the corss. Grant Your mercies to Your new community that bears Your Name. By Your power gladden the faithful people and grant them victory againts enemies. May they have the help of Your instrument of peace, the invincible sign of victory.
Prokimen of the Holy Cross (Ps. 99:5,1)
Trisagion of the Holy Cross
The Lord is God and has revealed Himself to us.
Blessed is He that comes in the Name of the LORD.
vs. Give thanks to the Lord for He is good. And His mercy endures forever.
vs. They surrounded me, they encircled me. In the LORD's Name I overcome them
vs. No I will not die. I will live and declare the works of the LORD.
Fr. Roman Galadza