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Please join us in The Oaks after Palm Sunday services.  Enjoy delicious pan-fried cod, salad, roasted potatoes, baked veggies, fruit and Lenten dessert.  Seating is LIMITED to 180 - so don't be left out. Adults, $20; children (6-12), $10; 5 and under, free.  For reservations, text PALM to 41444 (or use our MobileCause app) or register on-line here, or contact the church office at or 650-591-4447. Also, remember: Anastasi Reception following Midnight services - Saturday, April 7; Easter Agape Vespers - Sunday, April 8, 11:30 AM;  Easter Agape Picnic - immediately following Agape Vespers.
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Rain or shine, join friends and family for our traditional Easter Agape Picnic. 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. RSVP and coordinate dishes with the Church Office: or 650-591-4447. 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.
SAINT OF THE DAY - Saint John Climacus - Sunday, March 18
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This Saint gave himself over to the ascetical life from his early youth. Experienced both in the solitary life of the hermit and in the communal life of cenobitic monasticism, he was appointed Abbot of the Monastery at Mount Sinai and wrote a book containing thirty homilies on virtue. Each homily deals with one virtue, and progressing from those that deal with holy and righteous activity (praxis) unto those that deal with divine vision (theoria), they raise a man up as though by means of steps unto the height of Heaven. For this cause his work is called "The Ladder of Divine Ascent." The day he was made Abbot of Sinai, the Prophet Moses was seen giving commands to those who served at table. Saint John reposed in 603, at eighty years of age.
THANK YOU from the Philoptochos!
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We have had two events recently which were so successful because of you!  First, we had our annual Kids’n’Cancer coffee hour brunch where we raised and are sending $7,000 – a record high!  We did not have a record number of people in attendance, but the generosity of those who were there was fantastic.  Somehow, the Lord always provides.  This money will be presented to His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos later this spring.  Thank you all once again. / Last Saturday we hosted our Women’s Health and Wellness Membership Tea.  It has long been a tradition here at Holy Cross that sometime in the spring we have a health event for our members as a way to say thank you for being a part of the Philoptochos movement.  What better way to thank our members than to present some of the latest medical and health information and share the fellowship of their Philoptochos sisters.  This year we chose to focus on ways to experience better health through non-medical procedures.  Specifically we heard Father share with us that prayer can affect your body and your soul.  Active participation in our faith will yield benefits to your physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.  We had a surprise testimonial speaker.  Virginia Coppock shared her story of her recuperation after breaking her pelvis.   She felt that all was lost, but found that she had more work to do here on earth and through prayer began to feel like the old Virginia once again.  She received a standing ovation – well-deserved.  Tanya Spirtos shared scientific data that she had found out of UC Berkeley showing that expressing gratitude helps you to stay healthy.  A music therapist showed us how playing music to a loved one with dementia may awaken parts of the brain.  A Food as Medicine speaker gave us pictures of what our plates of food should look like.  And Thomy Iuppa prepared a very healthy and delicious lunch which followed many of the suggestions in the speaker’s presentation.  Thank you to the almost 90 members who came from all over the Bay Area from as far away as Reno to be a wonderful audience for these dedicated and knowledgeable speakers! 
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