Feast of the Holy Cross(Sleeba Perunal) - Smiocbristol
St. Marys Indian Orthodox Church
1B Bank Rd, Pilning, Bristol BS35 4JG
Feast of the Holy Cross(Sleeba Perunal) will be celebrated in the church on 13th September 2023.Evening prayer begins at 6:30pm followed by Holy Qurbana and Exaltation of the Cross. All the faithful are requested to attend the service with prayer.
September 14th is celebrated as the Feast of the Holy Cross or Exaltation of the Cross (or Triumph of the Cross). On this feast we honour the Holy Cross by which Christ redeemed the world. The miraculous discovery of the cross on September 14, 326, by Saint Helen, mother of Constantine, while she was on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, is the origin of the tradition of celebrating the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross on this date. Constantine later built the Church of the Holy Sepulchre on the site of her discovery of the cross.
We commemorate the great event of the exaltation of St. Mary and celebrate our faith on her departure to heavenly abode, following an observance of a fifteen days of fasting and lent , seeking the blessing of God through the special intercession of Saint Mary.
Join us to celebrate and share the good news of Christ’s birth !!!
Palm Sunday is the Sunday before Easter that marks the beginning of Holy Week, the holiest of weeks, in which the most important moments of Christ's life take place, which includes the suffering and torture.