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Divine Services

Sunday Services
(Regular Schedule)

Orthros: 8:45 AM
Divine Liturgy: 10:00 AM

Weekdays
(when scheduled)

Orthros: 8:30 AM
Divine Liturgy: 9:30 AM


Great Vespers

Saturday at 5:30 PM

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Weekday Services
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Recorded Sermons

List of recorded sermons
from liturgy and other
church holidays

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Sunday Bulletin

This upcoming week's services,
special announcements,
and other daily church events

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as well as our Studies
in the Faith classes

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wonderful philanthropic events and witness first hand
how they make a difference in the lives of so many people.

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You are invited to light a candle for yourself or for your
loved ones. Each morning Father Peter will light the
candles for all those that have requested.

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Announcements

HYMNS FOR SUNDAY

Click here for Sunday's Hymns in PDF.

   

PHILOPTOCHOS EASTER BAKE SALE

Philoptochos is sponsoring its annual Easter Koulourakia Bake Sale. If you would like to PRE-ORDER,  please call Othonia Makris @ 650.759.0573.

   

TSOUREKIA, TSOUREKIA, TSOUREKIA!

The time is here! This year, our dance program will be taking pre-orders for delicious homemade Tsourekia for Pasxa! Made to order, fluffy and soft, these Tsourekia will stay delicious through Easter. They are made with tantalizing aromas and delectable ingredients, which will serve as the perfect addition to your Pasxa table for all to enjoy or to boost that morning cup of coffee with the perfect Tsoureki bite! We can’t wait to share this amazing taste of Greece with you! *Please remember to keep refrigerated.  Order today! Click HERE to place your pre-orders. *There is no limit on quantity per order.  ***Pre-ordering will ONLY be available from: April 11 through April 23 until end of day. Pre-ordered Tsourekia will be available for pick up on Palm Sunday, April 28 after Church, in the Gymnasium. Our youth programs thank you for all of your support. Wishing you all a wonderful Lent and a beautiful Pasxa to come! For inquiries, please email Effie Zahariouakis at: effiezaxari@gmail.com. (Be sure to include your full name and contact information) 

   

SATURDAY OF LAZARUS - April 27

. . . immediately following Divine Liturgy we encourage all our youth and families to come to the gym and participate in the folding of Palm crosses. This annual tradition is a great opportunity for our youth to come together at the outset of Holy Week and contribute to our community’s celebration of Palm Sunday. A pancake breakfast will again be provided for all those participating. Click here for the event flyer!   

PALM SUNDAY LUNCHEON - April 28

Join us for our annual Palm Sunday luncheon Sunday, April 28, in The Oaks immediately following Divine Liturgy. Enjoy delicious fried cod, mezze, skordalia, salad, roasted potatoes, fresh sautéed green beans, fruit and melomakarona.  Seating is LIMITED to 160 - click here to reserve your spot now! 

 

 

   

HOLY FRIDAY YOUTH RETREAT - May 3

On Great and Holy Friday, our youth will again have the opportunity to gather between the morning and afternoon services to learn, be inspired, and to serve the Church as part of the observance of Holy Friday. There will activities by age group for all Sunday School classes, as well as a lunch and snacks provided. All our youth are encouraged to make this popular and meaningful annual activity a priority by attending. The Church can provide a letter for each student to authorize their absence from school to participate in this important day of fellowship as part of your Holy Week observance. Please email religioused@goholycross.org to register your youth for this event.

   

SAVE THE DATE - EGG HUNT & EASTER PICNIC - May 5

Join us for our Holy Cross Easter Agape picnic in the church parking lot immediately following Agape Vespers (which begin at 11:30 AM) on Sunday, May 5.  More information forthcoming.

 

 

   

PHILOPTOCHOS NEWS - The Philoptochos Phlash for April 2024

Click here to read the latest issue of The Philoptochos Phlash!

   

FASHION SHOW SPROUTING IN YOUR MAILBOX! Saturday, May 18

Look for your Fashion Show invitation in the mailbox soon, and join us for “Fashion Bloom,” featuring spectacular spring and summer fashions, beautiful models, a fabulous boutique and silent auction, delicious lunch, and exciting entertainment! Put the “petal” to the metal, and send in your reservations for this “iris”-istible event! You’ll be glad you “rose” to the occasion! Click here for the event flyer!

 

   

Upcoming Services

Saturday, April 13 – Great Vespers, 5:30 PM
Sunday, April 14 – Sunday of John Climacus – 8:45 AM, Orthros, 10:00 AM, Divine Liturgy
Monday, April 15 – Great Compline, 7 PM
Wednesday, April 17 – Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, 5:30 PM
Friday, April 19 – The Akathist Hymn, 7 PM
Saturday, April 20 – Great Vespers, 5:30 PM
Sunday, April 21 – Sunday of Saint Mary of Egypt – 8:45 AM, Orthros, 10:00 AM, Divine Liturgy
Monday, April 22 – Great Compline, 7 PM
Wednesday, April 24 – Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, 5:30 PM
Saturday, April 27 – Saturday of Lazarus – 8:30 AM, Orthros; 9:30 AM, Divine Liturgy (Communion Breakfast and Palm-Folding to follow)
Saturday, April 27 – Great Vespers, 5:30 PM
Sunday, April 28 – Palm Sunday – 8:45 AM, Orthros, 10:00 AM, Divine Liturgy (Luncheon to follow)
Sunday, April 28 – Service of the Bridegroom, 7 PM
Monday, April 29 – Great & Holy Monday / Service of the Bridegroom, 7 PM
Tuesday, April 30 – Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, 8:30 AM
Tuesday, April 30 – Great & Holy Tuesday / Service of the Bridegroom, 7 PM
Wednesday, May 1 – Holy Wednesday / Sacrament of the Holy Oil, 3 PM
Wednesday, May 1 – Holy Wednesday / Service of the Bridegroom / Sacrament of the Holy Oil, 7 PM
Thursday, May 2 – Great & Holy Thursday / Liturgy of Saint Basil the Great, 8:30 AM
Thursday, May 2 – Service of the Holy Passion, 7 PM
Friday, May 3 – Holy Friday - Vigil of the Royal Hours, 8:00 AM
Friday, May 3 – Vespers of the Descent from the Cross, 3 PM
Friday, May 3 – Service of the Lamentations, 7 PM
Saturday, May 4 – Great & Holy Saturday, Divine Liturgy, 8:30 AM
Saturday, May 4 – no Great Vespers
Saturday, May 4 – Resurrection Matins, 11 PM (Anastasi to follow)
Sunday, May 5 – Great and Holy Pascha – 11:30 AM, Agape Vespers (Egg Hunt and Agape Picnic following)

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USA
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