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The Universal Exaltation of the Precious Cross

Today we celebrate the Universal Exaltation of the Precious Cross. Among the hymns in Holy Orthodox Church, perhaps one of the most well-known and beloved is the troparia for this feast.

The text of the Hymn:

Ἀπολυτίκιον  Ἦχος α’

Σῶσον Κύριε τὸν λαόν σου καὶ εὐλόγησον τὴν κληρονομίαν σου, νίκας τοῖς βασιλεῦσι κατὰ βαρβάρων δωρούμενος καὶ τὸ σὸν φυλάττων διὰ τοῦ Σταυροῦ σου πολίτευμα.

Save, O Lord, your people, and bless your inheritance, granting victory to the faithful over the enemy, and by your Cross protecting your common- wealth.

 Some examples follow.

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