Today, the Armenian Church celebrated the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. The Feast commemorates the events surrounding the rescue of the Holy Cross from the Persians, by the Armenians and Greeks, in or around the year 628. After the Cross was rescued, it was taken by Armenian troops through the Armenian homeland, where it was venerated and celebrated in each village and city it stopped in. It was a significant event in the life of the Armenian people and Church, and this feast day is one of the five major feasts of the Armenian Church.
Happy feast day, everyone!