Forefeast of the Elevation of the Cross - Troparion & Kontakion

Troparion — Tone 4

We offer in supplication / the life-creating Cross of Your goodness, O Lord, / which You have granted to us / although we are unworthy. / Through the Theotokos, save all Orthodox Christians, O only Lover of mankind.

Kontakion — Tone 4

(Podoben: “Today You have shown forth...”)
Your precious Cross rises like the sun / and mystically makes all things holy and pure. / Let us prepare to welcome it with faith.