Exaltation of the Holy Cross Feast

Ten years ago this feast was my last time serving a hierarchal Divine Liturgy as a subdeacon.

This is a "pan-Orthodox" service, meaning that we had clergy and laity from various jurisdictions.  We try to come together and celebrate each other's feasts and important events.  We are a family.  We are one Church.

After the service, in most Orthodox churches, there is a meal.  Some churches are more elaborate than others.  But generally on the parish patronal feast day, the meal is somewhat elaborate, if the parish does not go all out.  Holy Cross definitely is no exception.  They always have a fantastic meal and they value their clergy and the visiting clergy.

Deacon James was my ride to and from the church this day.  Under the old bus system it was at least 15 minutes of walking and two seats.  Under BaltimoreLink it is more walking.  To cut down on walking, it is three seats.  Either way I have to allow over two hours for public transportation.
 

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