Personification of the Holy Cross
Posted 27 March 2011 - 04:43 PM
There are many examples of this during the Feastdays of the Cross, like September 14th (NC), or the third Sunday of Great Lent. For example: "O Cross of Christ, save us by thy power." In the original Greek it is more obvious that the second person is used (Σταυρέ του Χριστού, σώσον ημάς τη δυνάμη σου).
Posted 27 March 2011 - 04:52 PM
St. John of Kronstadt, My Life in Christ
Posted 28 March 2011 - 06:39 PM
After reading your blog with the miracle of the rising dough with basil, I searched and found this website (in Greek) which explains how the dough rises with the basil.
Briefly explained, according to custom, some women take the fresh basil from the feast of the Precious Cross (9/14) or from the 4th Sunday of Lent (Veneration of Cross) and place the blessed branches in the shape of a cross on top of the pan containing a batter of only warm water and flour. Other women boil the basil in water and use that water along with flour for the batter/dough. The dough rises without the addition of yeast. At the Vatopaidi monastery on Mt. Athos, the monks who make prosforo were observed placing the pans of dough (water and flour only) on a shelf and on another shelf above that was placed the basil and the cross from the liturgy the Veneration of the Cross. The dough rose with the miraculous power of the Holy Cross.
From the website: Simple but Profound Miracles of our Living Orthodox Faith
Edited by Herman Blaydoe, 28 March 2011 - 10:04 PM.
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