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The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

The Vigil of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, 2010

O Lord, save Thy people, and bless Thine inheritance.

Grant victories to the Orthodox Christians over their adversaries;

and by virtue of Thy Cross preserve Thy habitation.

We had a glorious celebration of the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, our Parish feast. Joining and concelebrating with Father Christopher, from multiple Orthodox jurisdictions, were Fr. Thomas Newlin, Fr. Thomas Guerry, Fr. Onouphry Kieth, Fr. Paul Schellbach, Fr. Paul Coats, and Fr. Dn. Constantine Shepherd.

More video from the Vigil is available on YouTube: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4, and we have some photographs below:

We also have a few snapshots from the festal Divine Liturgy on the following morning, when Fr. Christopher Foley concelebrated with Fr. Onouphry Keith, Fr. Paul Schellbach, and Fr. Dragan Zaric: