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HUMAN TRAFFICKING SEMINAR - Saturday, March 14
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.
ANNUAL CRAB FEED - Saturday, February 29
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!
ELLINIKI VRADIA / FDF PREVIEW - Saturday, February 8
Please join us for a night of dancing to Live Musicians from Crete, Greece and Macedonia, Greece along with Preview performances from our FDF dance groups! Appetizers at 6 PM (no-host bar), Dinner at 7PM. / Tickets $55.00 adults $25.00 children under 12 and Dancers. Please email: ellinikivradia2020@gmail.com for reservations by Saturday, February 1 or call Evangelia Daskalakis 650-921-2948 Kathy Flocas 650-862-2610 to reserve. Click here for the event flyer.
HOUSE BLESSINGS
Each year, after the celebration of Epiphany (January 6), it is the Orthodox tradition to bless our homes with the Holy Water of Epiphany.
  • Please fill out the form (available in the Narthex or by clicking here) and return it to the church office -- OR --
  • Please send us an email with your: name, address, complete driving directions (please indicate cross-streets / include a simple map if you think that would help), and your desired date (a weekday after January 6) and time (between 10 AM and 5 PM). 
  • Someone will contact you to confirm the date and time of your blessing.




    FATHERS OF THE FIRST ECUMENICAL COUNCIL - Sunday, June 9
    The heresiarch Arius was a Libyan by race and a protopresbyter of the Church of Alexandria. In 315, he began to blaspheme against the Son and Word of God, saying that He is not true God, consubstantial with the Father, but is rather a work and creation, alien to the essence and glory of the Father, and that there was a time when He was not. This frightful blasphemy shook the faithful of Alexandria. Alexander, his Archbishop, after trying in vain to correct him through admonitions, cut him off from communion and finally in a local council deposed him in the year 321. Yet neither did the blasphemer wish to be corrected, nor did he cease sowing the deadly tares of his heretical teachings; but writing to the bishops of other cities, Arius and his followers requested that his doctrine be examined, and if it were unsound, that the correct teaching be declared to him. By this means, his heresy became universally known and won many supporters, so that the whole Church was soon in an uproar.  /  Therefore, moved by divine zeal, the first Christian Sovereign, Saint Constantine the Great, the equal to the Apostles, summoned the renowned First Ecumenical Council in Nicaea, a city of Bithynia. It was there that the shepherds and teachers of the Church of Christ gathered from all regions in the year 325. All of them, with one mouth and one voice, declared that the Son and Word of God is one in essence with the Father, true God of true God, and they composed the holy Symbol of Faith up to the seventh article (since the remainder, beginning with "And in the Holy Spirit," was completed by the Second Ecumenical Council). Thus they anathematized the impious Arius of evil belief and those of like mind with him, and cut them off as rotten members from the whole body of the faithful.  /  Therefore, recognizing the divine Fathers as heralds of the Faith after the divine Apostles, the Church of Christ has appointed this present Sunday for their annual commemoration, in thanksgiving and unto the glory of God, unto their praise and honour, and unto the strengthening of the true Faith.
     
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