We worship Thee, O Christ, and we bless Thee, for by Thy Holy Cross Thou hast redeemed the world.
We bow down before Thy Cross , O Lord; we call to mind Thy glorious Passion; have mercy on us, Thou that didst suffer for us.
Rejoice, O Holy Cross, worthy tree, that alone wast worthy to bear the King of heavem and its Lord.
Rejoice O Cross, that wert consecrated by the body of Christ and adorned with His limbs as with pearls.
O glorious Cross, O venerable Cross, O wood of great price and sign of wonderment, through which the devil is defeated and the world is redeemed by the blood of Christ....
From The Salutations before the Holy Cross, "Orthodox Prayers of Old England"