Ε Λ Λ Η Ν Ι Κ Α Κ Α Ι Κ Α Τ Η Χ Η Τ Ι Κ Α Σ Χ Ο Λ Ε Ι Α Α Π Ο Σ Τ Ο Λ Ο Υ Β Α Ρ Ν Α Β Α
ΕΥΑΓΓΕΛΙΚΗ ΠΕΡΙΚΟΠΗ ΤΗΣ ΚΥΡΙΑΚΗΣ ΜΕΤΑ ΤΗΝ ΥΨΩΣΗ
SUNDAY AFTER THE EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS
The Lord said: “Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it.
For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?
Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?
For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him the Son of Man also will be ashamed when He comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”
And He said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you that there are some standing here who
will not taste death till they see the Kingdom of God present with power.”
(Mark 8, 34-38, 9: 1)
O Lord save Your people and bless Your inheritance, grant victory to our Kings over their enemies, protecting thy nation with Your Cross.
Lifted up on the Cross of your own will, to the new commonwealth that bears your name grant your mercies, Christ God; make your faithful people glad by your power, granting them victories over their enemies; may they have your help in battle: a weapon of peace, an invincible trophy.