|The Holy Cross's First stop in Britain|
Today the Holy Cross began its two week stay in Britain by stopping at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of All Saints, Camden Town - London. The Holy Cross was greeted during Matins, in the middle of the Katavasias. Countless faithful came to venerate the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ and receive its blessing, together with a number of priests and chanters, who came especially for this occasion. Not only Orthodox but also members of other Christian denominations visited All Saints Cathedral in order to be a part of this great event.
Fr George Zafirakos, during his sermon, explained how this is a significant occasion for the Orthodox community of Great Britain and also for the Cathedral in Camden, since this was the Holy Cross's first stop. Despite many officials (ecclesiastical and secular) having visited the Cathedral, this occasion is the most important one, since the Holy Cross of Our Lord has blessed the Church and its people, giving the opportunity to many Orthodox who have not yet visited the Holy Lands to venerate and receive the blessing of the Cross.
By Demetris Salapatas