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 - Divine Liturgy: 9:00 AM
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KIDS 'n' CANCER - Sunday, February 10
Please join the Philoptochos on February 10 after Liturgy in The Oaks for our annual  Kids’n’Cancer Coffee Hour Reception.  We will have a delicious coffee hour buffet and lots of surprises, including a raffle, balloons and fun centerpieces for purchase.  Please consider making a donation to this Philoptochos ministry.  Our goal is to meet or exceed last year’s collection of $7,000!  For children who are battling life-threatening cancers, this ministry provides a few days of total fun and makes a permanent connection with these children which continues on after their participation in one of our five camps.  They become part of our Philoptochos family.  We pray for their health and sometimes, sadly, mourn their loss with their family.  Please be generous and give your heart to a child
Calling all young people in grades 4-12!  The Holy Cross Parish Oratorical Festival will be held following Divine Liturgy on March 10. This Archdiocese-wide, faith-based speech festival gives our young people an opportunity to write and deliver an oral presentation about a topic in Orthodoxy.  This experience will give participants valuable public speaking experience and it will strengthen and deepen their faith.  This year, Athena Koutsonikolas has offered to serve as a mentor/coach to any participant who would like to work with her.  Athena is a marketing, communications and public relations professional and has extensive experience in content curation.  Athena can be contacted at  /  Detailed festival information can be found in the most recent edition of Cross Currents at and at 2019 St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival Topics - St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival - Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Please contact Allison Virsik with questions and to register at
SOLEMN VESPERS - Thursday, January 24
to pray for Christian unity and those suffering persecution for their faith. 7 PM at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church1040 Alameda, BelmontArchbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone will preside and His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos will be the homilist. Dessert Reception to follow.
6:30 PM in the Contos Library. Chanting is at the heart of all of our worship in the Orthodox Church. This class is for anyone interested in developing a deeper knowledge of the services of our Church and to learn how we chant them. Please contact Ross Ritterman ( if you are interested in attending!  Classes will resume January 31.
KRITIKI VRATHIA - Saturday, February 9

Church of the Holy Cross Dance Ministry presents Kritiki Vrathia / FDF Preview Glendi featuring live musicians from Rethymno, Crete (Manolis Skoutelis, Lyra/Askomandura; and Spyros Skouradakis, Laouto) and preview of FDF performances from all Holy Cross groups. Saturday, February 9; 6:00 PM appetizers (no-host bar) and 7:00 PM dinner. $55 for adults and $25 children, 12 and under. RSVP to or call Evangelia Daskalakis 650-921-2948; or Kathy Flocas 650-862-2610. Pay online at  All proceeds will benefit our Dance Program.

Sunday, January 13 – Sunday Following Holy Theophany - 8:45 AM, Orthros, 10:00 AM, Divine Liturgy
Thursday, January 17 – Saint Anthony – 8 AM, Orthros; 9 AM, Divine Liturgy
Friday, January 18 – Saint Athanasios & Cyril – 8 AM, Orthros; 9 AM, Divine Liturgy
Saturday, January 19 – Great Vespers, 5:30 PM
Sunday, January 20 – Twelfth Sunday of Luke - 8:45 AM, Orthros, 10:00 AM, Divine Liturgy (Vasilopeta to follow)
Friday, January 25 – Gregory the Theologian – 8 AM, Orthros; 9 AM, Divine Liturgy
Thursday, January 24 –Solemn Vespers, 7 PM at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church
Saturday, January 26 – Great Vespers, 5:30 PM
Sunday, January 27 – Fifteenth Sunday of Luke - 8:45 AM, Orthros, 10:00 AM, Divine Liturgy
Wednesday, January 30 – Three Hierarchs – 8 AM, Orthros; 9 AM, Divine Liturgy

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 Father Tom Felactu. Click here for the 2018-19 schedule.





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