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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

HOLY CROSS CRAB FEED IS BACK and WE HAVE A FEW SEATS LEFT!

 Thanks to all who sent in an RSVP! Join us this Saturday, March 2 - hors d’oeuvres will be served starting at 6 PM, and the crab will be marched in at 7:30 PM. CLICK HERE if you can still join us. The menu this year will be crab along with salad, Greek-style pasta, olive oil garlic bread, and dessert. There will be a no-host full bar with drinks and soft drinks. There will be Greek music AND a raffle.  Click here for the event flyer!

   

A LETTER from FR. MANOLI to HOLY CROSS PARENTS

Dear Holy Cross Parents,
I hope this letter finds you well. As we approach the Lenten season, I am excited to share with you an opportunity for your children to deepen their faith and grow spiritually. As I'm sure many of you have heard by now, The Church of the Holy Cross is once again hosting a Lenten retreat for our young people. This will be the first time we are hosting this event since the pandemic and God willing, it is our goal to host many more well into the future.
     
I encourage you to register your child as soon as possible. The Lenten Youth Retreat promises to be a . . .

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AN ECUMENICAL SERVICE OF SALUTATIONS TO THE HOLY CROSS - Wednesday, March 13, 7:00 PM

The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco invites you to “Rejoice, O Cross Guardian of the World” - An Ecumenical Service of Salutations to the Holy Cross - Wednesday, March 13, 7:00 PM, commemorating the 18th year anniversary of the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Cross and the Roman Catholic Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary joining together in Salutations and Veneration of the relic of the Holy Cross of our Lord. His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos welcomes His Excellency Archbishop Cordileone, Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco, as the homilist. A reception will follow in our Oaks Hall, sponsored by our Ladies Philoptochos Society. The service will be streamed live at www.goholycross.org. Click here for the event flyer. Send email for information.   

HYMNS FOR SUNDAY

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BAY AREA GOYA LENTEN RETREAT - March 29 thru 31

Organized by your Church of the Holy Cross! Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in Heaven - Matthew 5:16. Join Bay Area GOYAns grade 6th - 12th for the annual Bay Area GOYA Lenten Retreat at the Marin Headlands / Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Sitting on a private beach in Sausalito, this Retreat is an amazing balance of enjoying the beautiful landscape, meeting new friends, and growing stronger in the Faith. Click here for the event flyer. Click here for the 2024 application.



   

PHILOPTOCHOS NEWS - The Philoptochos Phlash for February 2024

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

   

HOLY CROSS PARISH ORATORICAL FESTIVAL - Sunday, March 10

The Saint John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival will be held on Sunday, March 10. This Archdiocese-wide, faith-based speech festival provides our young people with an opportunity to write and deliver an oral presentation about a topic in Orthodoxy. The Festival is open to grades 3-12. Children in grades 3-6 can write a speech on the topic of their choice and those in grades 7-12 must write on a topic in their age category. Public speaking is important throughout life and this festival offers a way for our youth to learn these important skills while exploring their faith. Please encourage the young people in your life to participate. Please contact Allison Virsik (ali_virsik@yahoo.com) with questions and to register. 

   

CALL for ORATORICAL FESTIVAL JUDGES

We are in need of judges for the Parish Festival on Sunday, March 10 and for the District Festival which will be hosted by Holy Cross on Sunday, April 21. If you are willing to serve in this capacity, please contact Allison Virsik.

   

LIVING ORTHODOXY - A LENTEN RETREAT - Saturday, March 30

The challenges of proper worship and belief in a world in which anything goes - Dr. Eve Tibbs. Lenten retreat presented by Saint Basil Greek Orthodox Church. Registration at 8:30 AM, retreat is from 9:15 AM to 3 PM. At Saint Basil Hall. Breakfast and lunch provided. RSVP to 209-478-7564. Click here for the event flyer with the day's schedule.   

Upcoming Services

Thursday, February 29 – 9:30 AM, Divine Liturgy
Saturday, March 2 – Great Vespers, 5:30 PM
Sunday, March 3 – Sunday of the Prodigal Son – 8:45 AM, Orthros, 10:00 AM, Divine Liturgy
Saturday, March 9 – Saturday of Souls – 8:30 AM, Orthros; 9:30 AM, Divine Liturgy
Saturday, March 9 – Great Vespers, 5:30 PM
Sunday, March 10 – Judgement Sunday (Meatfare Sunday) – 8:45 AM, Orthros, 10:00 AM, Divine Liturgy
Wednesday, March 13 – Salutations to the Life Giving Cross – 7 PM (with His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos and His Excellency Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco as guest homilist)
Saturday, March 16 – Saturday of Souls – 8:30 AM, Orthros; 9:30 AM, Divine Liturgy
Saturday, March 16 – Great Vespers, 5:30 PM
Sunday, March 17 – Forgiveness Sunday (Cheesefare Sunday) – 8:45 AM, Orthros, 10:00 AM, Divine Liturgy
Monday, March 18 – Clean Monday (Lent Begins) Great Compline, 7 PM
Wednesday, March 20 – Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, 5:30 PM
Friday, March 22 – Salutations to the Theotokos, 7 PM
Saturday, March 23 – Saturday of Souls – 8:30 AM, Orthros; 9:30 AM, Divine Liturgy
Saturday, March 23 – Great Vespers, 5:30 PM


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USA
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