revealed a trophy of victory beforehand to the godly king;
and when his mother Helen found you,
she displayed you for the world to see.
And we the choirs of faithful shout aloud, as we exalt you today:
“Enlighten us with your brightness, O life-bearing Cross!
Sanctify us by your might, O all-venerable Cross,
and strengthen us through your Exaltation,
when you are lifted on high before the ranks of our enemies!”