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DELICIOUS BAKED GOODS FOR PASCHA
Place your orders for koulourakia and tsourekia by Tuesday, April 4.  Call Othonia at 593-2537.
DIRECTOR OF HOLY CROSS GREEK SCHOOL NEEDED
The Greek School is currently accepting applications for the Director of Greek School position. Learn more about Holy Cross Greek School by visiting our website at http://belmontgreekschool.com/  Requirements - Native Greek language speaker, teaching experience, love for teaching children, passionate about teaching Greek language and flexibility to work additional hours as needed. General hours: M-F 3:30 - 6:30 PM (during academic school year Sep - Jun) and all special events and meetings for the school. How to apply: For more information with detailed job description, or to be considered for this position, please send your resume or inquiry ASAP to our recruitment committee at: HCGS01recruitment@gmail.com  Interviews will be scheduled in April
SPRING GENERAL ASSEMBLY SUMMARY
Click here for the summary of our March 12 Spring General Assembly.
HOLY CONFESSION
Thurs, April 6 – 3-5 PM & 7-9 PM and Fri, April 7 – 3-5 PM & 7-9 PM; and Saturdays following Great Vespers at 5:30 PM
PALM SUNDAY LUNCHEON - SUNDAY, APRIL 9
Join us for Divine Liturgy followed by our annual Palm Sunday luncheon.  Capacity limited to 180 in The Oaks, so make your reservations by Thursday April 6 by clicking here, texting PALM to 41444 on your mobile phone, or leaving your name, number of guests and phone number at office@goholycross.org or 650-591-4447. Early Bird Prices (until Sunday, April 2) $16 for adults and children over age 10; $7 ages 4-10; under 3 (lap children) free. After Sunday, April 2, $20 for adults and children over age 10; $10 ages 4-10; under 3 (lap children) free.
EASTER AGAPE PICNIC
Rain or shine, join friends and family for our traditional Easter Agape Picnic. ENJOY YOUR PASCHA PICNIC AT HOLY CROSS. Join friends and family for our traditional Pascha Picnic at Holy Cross. Immediately following the Agape Vespers, there will be an Easter Egg Hunt for the kids, followed by the picnic. The Church will provide 2 spit-roasted lambs, plus chops and loukanico. Gifts for the kids, tables, chairs and music will also be provided. Please bring food and drinks for your family, plus a little to share. Fired-up grills will be available for those who want to do your own grilling. A suggested donation of $10 per person over the age of 10, to help defray the costs, will be greatly appreciated.  Sorry but we cannot guarantee specific table reservations. RSVP (with name, number of guests, what you will be bringing, and phone number) and coordinate dishes with the Church Office: office@goholycross.org or 650-591-4447. 
MY NEW RED SHOES - APRIL 1 TO 16
Religious Education students are collecting shoes and monetary donations for their stewardship project during Lent. Donations will serve and support local students in need. Please bring any and all donations to the gym between April 1 and April 16.
ALL ABOARD THE FASHION SHOW! - SATURDAY, APRIL 29
Join us for “Mystery on the Orient Express,” the spectacular Fashion Show and Luncheon presented by our Holy Cross Philoptochos, featuring fun, food, fashions and plenty of intrigue reminiscent of Agatha Christie’s famous train-based whodunnit. “Passengers” will enjoy exotic cuisine prepared in our “dining car” by Chef Chris Tsardoulias, and Detective Hercule Poirot will be on hand to solve any fashion caper that breaks out!  The fashion show makes only one stop in Belmont, so save the date of April 29, and gather your trusty traveling companions! More info: Helene Nemchik (hrnemchik@aol.com) or Arleen Brenner (appoctober@aol.com).  Your boarding pass (and event flyer) here.
LAST LENTEN POTLUCK THIS FRIDAY NIGHT
Our ever-popular Lenten Potluck supper will follow the Akathist Hymn to the Theotokos (which start at 7 PM) this Friday, March 31. Please join us in The Oaks following service and bring your favorite Lenten (no meat or dairy) dish and your Orthodox friends. Enjoy delicious food, fellowship, and a brief discussion on any topic.
Athena, Thevos, Korais Kaffenion

Join Father Peter, Konstantine, and Tommy every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (except holidays) for coffee, glyka, tavli, conversation and fellowship in the Lobby of the Fellowship Hall from 4:30-6 PM. Share in our faith and heritage and meet some great people. See you soon!

PHILOPTOCHOS CHURCH AND COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARDS
High school seniors are encouraged to apply for these service awards offered by the Philoptochos. Applications for 2017 awards are available NOW by emailing the church office. If you are college-bound or are planning to enter a training program, if you have participated in Church and Community service, and if your family is a member of our parish, then you may qualify. Deadline is Monday, April 24, 2017.

  
Monday, March 27 – 7 PM, Great Compline
Friday, March 31 – 8:30 AM, Ninth Hour/Presanctified Liturgy
Friday, March 31 – 7 PM, Akathist Hymn
Saturday, April 1 – 5:30 PM, Great Vespers
Sunday, April 2 – Sunday of Saint Mary of Egypt - 8:45 AM, Orthros, 10:00 AM, Divine Liturgy
Monday, April 3 – 7 PM, Great Compline
Wednesday, April 5 – 5:30 PM, Ninth Hour/Presanctified Liturgy
Friday, April 7 – 8:30 AM, Ninth Hour/Presanctified Liturgy
Saturday, April 8 – Saturday of Lazarus – 8 AM, Orthros; 9 AM, Divine Liturgy
Saturday, April 8 – 5:30 PM, Great Vespers
Sunday, April 9 - Palm Sunday - Divine Liturgy and Blessing of the Palms, 10:00 AM
Sunday, April 9 - The Service of the Bridegroom, 7:00 PM
Monday, April 10 - Great and Holy Monday - The Service of the Bridegroom7:00 PM
Tuesday, April 11 - Great and Holy Tuesday - The Service of the Bridegroom, 7:00 PM
Wednesday, April 12 - Great and Holy Wednesday - Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, 6:00 AM
Wednesday, April 12 - The Sacrament of Holy Oil, 3:00 PM
Wednesday, April 12 - The Service of the Bridegroom / The Sacrament of Holy Oil, 7:00 PM
Thursday, April 13 - Great and Holy Thursday - Liturgy of Saint Basil the Great, 9:00 AM
Thursday, April 13 - The Service of the Holy Passion, 7:00 PM
Friday, April 14 - Good Friday - The Vigil of the Royal Hours, 8:30 AM
Friday, April 14 - Vespers of the Descent from the Cross, 3:00 PM
Friday, April 14 - The Service of the Lamentations, 7:00 PM
Saturday, April 15 - Great and Holy Saturday - Divine Liturgy, 9:00 AM
Saturday, April 15 - Resurrection Matins, the Paschal Liturgy, 11:00 PM
Sunday, April 16 - Easter Sunday - Vespers of the Resurrection, "Agape", 11:30 AM



  

Attention All Acolytes: You may serve on Sundays when your group is not assigned, but on non-assigned days you must go to Religious Education after communion. If you are assigned, then all remain in the altar through the end of the Liturgy, include the memorial service.  All groups are called to be there for: Thanksgiving Sunday, Christmas Eve, Saturday of Lazarus and Holy Week. 

If you wish to serve in the Altar, please contact Tom Felactu. Click here for schedule: ACOLYTE.docx

 

 

                                                                    

 



  
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