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High school seniors are encouraged to apply for these service awards offered by the Philoptochos. Applications for 2015 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 Friday, April 17.
Our ever-popular Lenten Potlucks will continue following Salutations to the Theotokos.  Please join us in The Oaks following services and bring your favorite Lenten (no meat or dairy) dish and your Orthodox friends. A question & answer session will also be conducted.  This is a good opportunity for our younger families to get to know one another and to meet also those who have for many years been enjoying our Lenten Potluck after Paraclesis.
Archbishop Demetrios Offers Condolences on the Slaying of Coptic Orthodox Christians in Libya - Archdiocese to Participate in a Special Prayer Service
His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos would like to make sure that all of you have read the Archdiocese Press Release on the slaying of Coptic Christians in Libya. This is a terrible tragedy and deserves turning our attention and prayers to our Coptic Orthodox Christian brothers and sisters in the Lord. His Eminence is urging that all clergy in the Metropolis, that have neighboring Coptic Orthodox churches or communities, seek out and participate in any memorial services they may be having these days.  May the memories of these innocent victims be eternal! [more]
Spiritual Odyssey
This year’s Spiritual Odyssey will take place the weekend of the Veneration of the Holy Cross, March 14-15 here at Holy Cross.  Dr. George Parsenios of Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey will be our guest speaker.  He is Professor of New Testament at Princeton and will share his knowledge of the Holy Scriptures and our Holy Orthodox Theology for an uplifting weekend as we venerate the Holy Cross of our Lord. One of the themes of his presentations will focus on “Penitent Characters and the Character of Repentance in the Hymns of Lent and Holy Week.” His recently published book “First, Second and Third John” will also be available for purchase.  Mark your calendars and make plans to attend.  For further information, please call Father Peter at 650-591-4447.
Oratorical Festival
The Parish Oratorical Festival will be held here at Holy Cross on Sunday, March 1.  This is a wonderful opportunity for our children in grades 4 through 12 to learn about and express their feelings about their Faith and Church in a supportive environment.  Please read the attached flyers (1, 2, 3) and talk with your children about participating.   Please feel free to email or call the office with any questions!
Our Hope and Joy Youth Group
. . . will continue to meet following the Divine Liturgy on the following dates: 3/8, 4/26, 5/17.  We will begin in the Contos Library with a prayer and continue with an activity followed by a craft project.   Confirm your participation with Konstantine at


Monday, February 23 – 7 PM, Great Compline - Lent Begins

Tuesday, February 24 – 7 PM, Great Compline

Wednesday, February 25 – 6:00 PM (note change in time) Presanctified Liturgy (with His Eminence)

Thursday, February 26 – 7 PM, Great Compline

Friday, February 27 – 8:30 AM, Presanctified Liturgy

Friday, February 27 – 7 PM, Salutations to the Theotokos

Saturday, February 28 – 8 AM, Matins; 9 AM, Divine Liturgy – Saturday of Souls

Saturday, February 28 - 5:30 PM, Great Vespers

If you wish to serve in the Altar, please contact Konstantine Salmas.

Attention All Acolytes.  Please check with Konstantine or Father John for the current schedule. 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.  All groups are called to be there for: Thanksgiving Sunday, Christmas Eve, Saturday of Lazarus and Holy Week. 
Please check with your leader or co-leader for the current schedule.
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