Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross
If you would understand that the cross is Christ’s triumph, hear what he himself also said: “When I am lifted up, then I will draw all men to myself.” Now you can see that the cross is Christ’s glory and triumph.
— St. Andrew of Crete
Wood carved Holy Cross (18th-19th cent.), image from the Ecclesiastical Museum, Serres, East Macedonia, Greece