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Re: Exaltation of the Cross

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  • Nikita Simmons
    See this message on the Typicon list (from 2003): http://groups.yahoo.com/group/typikon/message/8690 Nikita
    Message 1 of 5 , Sep 11, 2005
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      See this message on the Typicon list (from 2003):
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/typikon/message/8690

      Nikita

      --- In ustav@yahoogroups.com, Philip Silouan Thompson <himself@p...>
      wrote:
      > Due to circumstances beyond his control, our priest will need to be
      > away on the feast of the Exaltation of the Cross.
      >
      > I'll do great Vespers the night before, and Matins on the morning of
      > the feast, as reader services.
      >
      > I plan to do Matins in full, and I'll put the Cross on an analogion
      > for veneration in the middle of the church, as I would with a festal
      > icon. But we want to celebrate this service as fully as possible. I'm
      > wondering about the part of the service where the priest raises the
      > cross in four directions and the choir chants hundreds of Lord Have
      > Mercys. I assume that whole part of the service will have to be
      > skipped? Or is there a version of any of those prayers that's
      > appropriate for a reader service?
      >
      > Thanks in advance for any insight!
      >
      > In Christ,
      >
      > Reader Silouan
      > Walla Walla, Washington
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