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Holy CrossThe Great Feast of the Exaltation of the Precious and Lifegiving Holy Cross Cycle

 

Jesus
Christ
Death
Jesus
Christ
Resur-
rec-
tion
Holy
Mystery
Baptism
Great
and
Holy
Friday
Holy
and
Glor-
ious
Pascha
Great
Feast
Exalta-
tion
of
Precious
and
Life-
giving
Holy
Cross
Vener-
ation
of
Holy
Cross
3rd
Sun.
Great
Lent
Feast
Proces-
sion
of
Holy
Cross
Trisagion
Hymn
is
Hymn
of
Cross

 

Memorial
Service
Jennaz
Dead
Evlogitaria
Memorial
Jennaz
Liturgical Text
Dead
Evlogitaria
Memorial
Jennaz
Liturgy John Chrysostom
Appendix 1, pages 94-98
The Eparchy of Newton
Liturgical Text
Dead
Evlogitaria
Statutes
Memorial
Jennaz
Euchologion
pages 89-91
The Eparchy of Newton
Resurrection
Evlogitaria
Statutes
Memorial
Jennaz
Liturgical Text
Resurrection
Evlogitaria
Memorial
Jennaz
Liturgical Text
Resurrection
Evlogitaria
tatutes
Memorial
Jennaz
Euchologion
pages 91 - 92
The Eparchy of Newton
Resurrection
Antiphon
Memorial
Evlogitaria
Jennaz
All
Souls
Sat.
1st
All Souls
Sat.
2d
All Souls
Sat.
Kolyva / Kollyva
Ameh
Memorial
Jennaz

 

 

Cycle Prepa-
ration
Vespers
Bonfire
Proces-
sion
Feast Divine
Liurgy
Changable
Prayers
Orthros
Proces-
sion
Cele-
bration
Sun-
days
Last
Sun
before
1st Sun.
of
Triodion
Pharisee
Publican

 

Sunday after the Holy Cross

The first Sunday following the Great Feast of the Exaltation of the Precious and Lifegiving Cross is called "Sunday after the Holy Cross". This Sunday is the Sunday between 15 and 20 of September.

XXXX Sunday after the Great Feast of Pentecost and Sunday of the XXXX Week after the Great Feast of the of the Exaltation of the Precious and Lifegiving Holy Cross (XXXX Sunday of the Holy Cross)

Every Sunday following the "Sunday after the Great Feast of Exaltation of the Precious and Lifegiving Holy Cross" is both a Sunday after Pentecost and a Sunday of the Holy Cross until The Tridoion.
Some theologians think the Pentecost Cycle and Holy Cross Cycle ends on the day before the First Sunday of the Tridoion: Sunday of the Pharisee and the Publican. Other theologians think that this period ends on the day before the First All Souls Saturday. The First All Souls Saturday is the day before the Third Sunday of the Triodion: Sunday of Meat fare.

The formal name for these Sundays of the Holy Cross is the "Sunday of the xxth Week after the Great Feast of the of the Exaltation of the Precious and Lifegiving Holy Cross". The reason is that Sunday is the last day of the liturgical week.
Then, the formal name for the first Sunday after the "Sunday after the Holy Cross" is the "Sunday of the First Week after the Great Feast of the of the Exaltation of the Precious and Lifegiving Holy Cross". This name is usually shortened by dropping the phrase "Sunday of the". So, this name is usually "First Sunday of the Holy Cross".
I will name the Sundays as "(Sunday of the) First Week after the Great Feast of the of the Exaltation of the Precious and Lifegiving Holy Cross".

Four Sundays during the Holy Cross cycle are not Sunday of the XXXX Week after the Great Feast of the of the Exaltation of the Precious and Lifegiving Holy Cross (XXXX Sunday of the Holy Cross):

Last Sunday before The First Sunday of the Triodion / The First Sunday of the Prophonisimon: Sunday of the Pharisee and the Publican

Every Sunday following the Sunday after the Great Feast of Exaltation of the Precious and Lifegiving Holy Cross is both a Sunday after Pentecost and a Sunday of the Holy Cross until The Tridoion.

Some theologians think the Pentecost Cycle and Holy Cross Cycle ends on the day before the First Sunday of the Tridoion: Sunday of the Pharisee and the Publican. Other theologians think that this period ends on the day before the First All Souls Saturday. The First All Souls Saturday is the day before the Third Sunday of the Triodion: Sunday of Meat fare.

Readings

Every Sunday that is a (Sunday of the) YYYY Week after the Great Feast of Exaltation of the Precious and Lifegiving Holy Cross is also a Sunday after the Great Feast of Pentecost. There is one exception: the (Sunday of the) Fourth Week after the Great Feast of Exaltation of the Precious and Lifegiving Holy Cross: Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council (The Second Council of Nicaea).
Because the Great Feast of Pentecost is a movable feast, the XXXX Sunday after the Great Feast of Pentecost that is matched with the (Sunday of the) YYYY Week after the Great Feast of the Exaltation of the Precious and Lifegiving Holy Cross changes yearly.

  • Apostolos - XXXX Sunday after the Great Feast of Pentecost.
  • Gospel - (Sunday of the) YYYY Week after the Great Feast of the of the Exaltation of the Precious and Lifegiving Holy Cross.

Liturgical Cycle

From the Monday after the Great Feast of Pentecost to Great and Holy Saturday, Sunday is the last day of the Liturgical week.
From Holy and Glorious Pascha to the Great Feast of Pentecost, Sunday is the first day of the Liturgical week.

Preparation
Mon.Tues.Wed.Thurs.Fri.Sat.Sunday
of
Holy Cross
     Saturday Before
7-13
Sept.
Sunday Before
7-13
Sept.
Preparation
Dedication of Basilica of Resurrection of Christ our God;
Holy Hieromartyr Cornelius Centurion
13 Sept.
Vespers
13 Sept.

 

Celebration
Mon.Tues.Wed.Thurs.Fri.Sat.Sunday
of
Holy Cross
Exaltation of Precious and Lifegiving Holy Cross
14 Sept.
     Saturday
After

15-21 Sept.
Sunday
After

15-21 Sept.
Second Day Celebration
Holy Martyr Nicetas
15 Sept.
Third Day Celebration
Great-Martyr and all-celebrated Euphemia
16 Sept.
Fourth Day Celebration
Holy Martyr Sophie and her three daughters,
Faith, Hope, and Charity
17 Sept.
Fifth Day Celebration
Holy Father Eumenius Wonder-worker, Bishop of Gortyna in Crete
18 Sept.
Sixth Day Celebration
Holy Martyrs Trophimus, Sabbatuis, and Dorymedes
19 Sept.
Seventh Day Celebration
Great-Martyr Eustathius, his wife Theopista
and their two children Agapius and Theopista
20 Sept.
Leave-taking
Holy Apostle Codratus of Magnesia
21 Sept.
      (Sunday
of)
1st Week
after
Great Feast
of
Holy Cross

Miraculous
Catch
22-28 Sept.
      (Sunday
of)
2nd Week
after
Great Feast
of
Holy Cross

Love
Your
Enemies
      (Sunday
of)
3d Week
after
Great Feast
of
Holy Cross

Widow's
Son
      (Sunday
of)
4th Week
after
Great Feast
of
Holy Cross

Fathers
of
7th
Ecumenical
Council
(2d
Council
of
Nicaea)
11-18 Oct.
      (Sunday
of)
5th Week
after
Great Feast
of
Holy Cross

Rich Man
and Lazarus
30 Oct.-
5 Nov.
      (Sunday
of)
6th Week
after
Great Feast
of
Holy Cross

Gerasene
Demoniac
      (Sunday
of)
7th Week
after
Great Feast
of
Holy Cross

Daughter
of
Jairus
      (Sunday
of)
8th Week
after
Great Feast
of
Holy Cross

Good
Samaritan
      (Sunday
of)
9th Week
after
Great Feast
of
Holy Cross

Fool
      (Sunday
of)
10th Week
after
Great Feast
of
Holy Cross

Crippled
Woman
4-10 Dec.
      (Sunday
of)
11th
Week
of
Great
Feast
Holy Cross
Twentyninth
Sunday
after
Great
Feast
Pentecost
2d
Sunday
before
Nativity
Sunday
Forefathers

11-17 Dec.
      (Sunday
of)
12th Week
after
Great Feast
of
Holy Cross

Ten
Lepers
14-20 Jan.
when
Pascha
is
8-25 April
      (Sunday
of)
13th Week
after
Great Feast
of
Holy Cross

Rich
Young
Man
24-30 Nov.
      (Sunday
of)
14th Week
after
Great Feast
of
Holy Cross

Blind
Man
      (Sunday
of)
15th Week
after
Holy Cross

Sunday
Zacchaeus
when
1 to 4
Sundays
between Sunday
after
Great Feast
of
Holy
Theophany

and
1st Sunday
of
Triodion
Pharisee
and
Publican

Last Sunday
of Cycle
except
when
3 or 4
Sundays
between
those
2 Sundays
      17th Sunday
after
Pentecost

Sunday
Canaanite
Woman
when
3 or 4
Sundays
between
Sunday
after
Great Feast
of
Holy
Theophany

and
1st Sunday
of
Triodion
Pharisee
and
Publican

Last Sunday
of Cycle
when
3 or 4
Sundays
      (Sunday
of)
16th Week
after
Holy Cross
Triodion
1st Sun.
Pharisee
Publican

10th Sunday
before Pascha
      (Sunday
of)
17th Week
after
Holy Cross
Triodion
2d Sun.
Prodigal
Son

9th Sunday
before Pascha

List of all Sundays of the Holy Cross

A list of all Sundays of the Holy Cross is in Gospel Readings for the Liturgical Year

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