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SAINT FOR THE WEEK - Saint Gregory the Theologian
1/19/2020
Posted by: Holy Cross Church
This great Father and Teacher of the Church was born in 329 in Arianzus, a village of the second district of Cappadocia, not far from Nazianzus. His father, who later became Bishop of Nazianzus, was named Gregory (commemorated Jan. 1), and his mother was named Nonna (Aug. 5); both are among the Saints, and so are his brother Caesarius (Mar. 9) and his sister Gorgona (Feb. 23). At first he studied in Caesarea of Palestine, then in Alexandria, and finally in Athens. As he was sailing from Alexandria to Athens, a violent sea storm put in peril not only his life but also his salvation, since he had not yet been baptized. With tears and fervour he besought God to spare him, vowing to dedicate his whole self to Him, and the tempest gave way to calm. At Athens . . . [more]
HUMAN TRAFFICKING SEMINAR - Saturday, March 14
1/1/2020
Posted by: Holy Cross Church
The Women’s Wellness and Awareness Ministry of our Metropolis and our Philoptochos present a Human Trafficking Seminar on Saturday, March 14 from 11-3.  All donations will benefit rehabilitation services for those who have been victims of human trafficking.  This is a problem which is not limited to areas of poverty or faraway places.  It happens in families of privilege and on the school yard, online and in the workplace.  Come and find out how to be aware, prepared and protect your family.  Dr. Tanya Spirtos is putting together an amazing program of experts on the subject.  Bring a friend, neighbor or co-worker. Click here for the SAVE THE DATE flyer.
BLESSING OF THE WATERS - Saturday, January 11
1/1/2020
Posted by: Holy Cross Church
Prophet Elias Church invites you to their 5th annual Service of the Blessing of the Waters at Rio Del Mar State Beach in Aptos at 11 AM. As you may know, this is a small pan-Orthodox event in the Central Coast/Bay Area.  They will gather at the beach entrance and have a small procession toward the surf where they will pray, bless the waters, and throw the cross into the ocean.  They hope that His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos is going to be with them this year again.  Also, join the parishioners after the Service for lunch at the church hall.  /  Contact the church if you would like to dive and swim for the cross -- 831-429-6500 or info@propheteliassc.org. Click here for the event flyer.
ANNUAL CRAB FEED - Saturday, February 29
1/1/2020
Posted by: Holy Cross Church
Presented by our Hostess with the Mostest, Mrs. Jenny Hatzopoulos, Sonya Rowen, and Bill Azar. Hors d’oeuvres will be served starting at 6:00 PM, and the crab will be marched in at 7:30 PM.   In the Fellowship Hall. Menu: Greek salad, Greek-style pasta, fresh crab, dessert. Greek music.  There will be a no-host Full Bar with drinks and soft drinks. $65 for adults; $25 for kids ages 4-11; children 3 and under, free. To RSVP, visit https://www.churchyard.org/Events/CrabFeed/ or mail office@goholycross.org with: your name, #of guests, contact phone number. We are accepting both individual and full table of 10 reservations. Seating will be open with the exception of full tables. Make your reservations early! Bring your family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers! Reserve a place today!  Seating is limited!
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