Sunday of the Cross EVENT at St Nicholas
Exalt ye the Lord our God, and worship at his footstool; for he is holy.
On the Sunday of the Cross, March 30, 2008, at 2:00 PM, the faithful of St Nicholas Orthodox Church are raising a large wooden cross on their land in McKinney.
We are in the midst of finalizing building plans and intend to build a temple beginning in June this year. In the meantime, we intend to use the land regularly for worship; this cross will be the first change we have made to the ground to sanctify it and use it for worship.
After we have raised the cross, we will have a moleben to the cross, during which time we will sing with prostrations “Before Thy Cross, we bow down in worship, O Lord, and Thy holy resurrection we glorify” (and also “Christoo Tvoyemoo”) as loudly as we can, for all the world to hear. We will also serve Sunday vespers.
The erection of the Cross is the beginning of our permanent presence in McKinney. We invite everyone to come to pray and serve with us and share in our joy.
Our land address is 708 S Chestnut St., McKinney, TX 75069. Take Highway 5 to Christian, and turn West. The land will be at the next intersection, on the NW corner of Christian and Chestnut. It is a few blocks South of the Historical Square.