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Third Sunday of Great Lent: Veneration of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross
THE SYNAXARION
On this day in the Holy Orthodox Church, the Third Sunday of the Fast, we keep the feast of the Veneration of the honorable and life-creating Cross.

Every hard and strenuous work is accomplished with great difficulty, which appears especially in the middle of such work; for the effort in this performance brings with it fatigue which makes the accomplishment of the rest difficult. Having arrived with God’s grace at the middle of the Fast, our compassionate Mother—the Holy Orthodox Church—thought fit to reveal to us the Holy Cross as the joy of the world and power of the faithful to help us carry on the struggles of the divine Fast.

By its power, O Christ God, preserve us from the crafty designs of the evil one and account us worthy to worship Thy divine Passion and life-giving Resurrection, as we achieve the course of the 40 Days with ease, and have mercy on us, as Thou alone art good and the Lover of mankind.  Amen.
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