The Elevation of the Cross

The Cross is the preserver of the entire universe.  The Cross is the comeliness of the Church. The Cross is the might of kings. The Cross is the stead fastness of believers. The Cross is the glory of the angels and the sting of Satan.

Today the Cross is elevated and the world sanctified; for Thou Who sittest with the Father and the Holy Spirit, when Thou didst stretch Thy hands thereon, didst draw the whole world to Thy knowledge. Make worthy, therefore, of Thy divine glory those who rely on Thee.

Exapostilaria from Orthros for the Elevation of the Cross