vatican.va - The Holy Father has accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the archeparchy of Prešov for Catholics of Byzantine rite, Slovakia, presented by Archbishop Ján Babjak, S.J.

The Holy Father has appointed Bishop Peter Rusnák of the eparchy of Bratislava for Catholics of Byzantine rite as apostolic administrator sede vacante of the archeparchy of Prešov.


Exaltation of the Cross

Save Your people, O Lord, and bless Your inheritance; * grant victory to Your Church over her enemies * and protect Your commonwealth by Your Cross. (Troparion - Tone 1)

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.

Willingly lifted up on the Cross, O Christ God, * bestow Your compassions upon the new commonwealth that bears Your name. * By your power grant joy to Your Church, * granting her victory over her enemies. * May she have your Cross as the weapon of peace * and the invincible ensign of victory. (Kontakion - Tone 4)

The Church celebrates the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross on September 14th.