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Divine Services

Sunday Services
(Regular Schedule)

Orthros: 8:45 AM
Divine Liturgy: 10:00 AM

(when scheduled)

Orthros: 8:30 AM
Divine Liturgy: 9:30 AM

Great Vespers

Saturday at 5:30 PM

Live Webcast

Sunday Orthros & Divine Liturgy
Weekday Services
Saturday Great Vespers

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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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Join Our Bible Study

Join us on our weekly Bible Study
as well as our Studies
in the Faith classes

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Join the Ladies Philoptochos Society at one of their
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.

Light a Candle


CHRISTMAS TREE LOT - Now OPEN! 9 AM until evening

Christmas is approaching which means that it is time for our Church of the Holy Cross Christmas Tree Lot. Please find some times to help us with our Tree Lot.  These two links will take you to the two sign up pages:
Weekday sign ups:
o     Weekend sign ups:
E-mail or call (650-483-2995) Konstantine with any questions, suggestions, or advice! Click here for this year's Tree Lot flyer.


NEW KICKS FOR KIDS SHOE DRIVE - contribute by November 30!

Presented by Holy Cross Belmont Philoptochos. Donate a NEW Pair of Shoes for a Child in Need in San Mateo School District. Only new kids shoes in-the-box please- not wrapped. Please include a tag with the child’s name. To Donate New Soles for Young Souls Visit:  Or contact Nina Azar 650-863-7780 for more information and to be assigned a child's name.



NOW taking pre-orders; pickup available on Sunday, December 3. $60. Frozen half-size aluminum tray (12 servings).

Would be great to have for your upcoming Holiday parties! Email your order to Click here for the flyer.



Our Holy Cross Community will once again be sponsoring local families for the Christmas season. There are many ways to help:

  • 1) Monetary donations which will go towards the purchase of food cards or gift cards. Please click this link to our online donation site.
  • 2) Sponsoring all the children in a family to provide them with Christmas gifts. Email to let me know the number of children you would like to sponsor.
  •  3) Choosing a gift to buy for a child. Look in The Oaks lobby starting the week after Thanksgiving.

Please contact Anastacia Stamates at or (650)868-2569.


CHRISTMAS TEA - Sunday, December 10

Sponsored by our Holy Cross Philoptochos. Come join us after Divine Liturgy for a holiday luncheon + desserts + punch. There will be a shopping bazaar, baked goodies for purchase, and a special drawing. AND a Christmas carol sing-along! Donation of $20 (or $60 for a family with children) at the door. All are welcome. All proceeds benefit the Family Sharing program, a Holy Cross annual event to help the needy of our San Mateo community. Yummy Greek pastries will be available for purchase - great for Holiday gifting; and look for special drawing tickets, available in your mail and throughout the next few weeks at Church for a chance to win monetary and other prizes.  Click here to donate to this fundraiser. Click here to see the event flyer!

CHRISTMAS PROGRAM - Sunday, December 10

We ho-ho-hope all our young people will sing, act, and shine in our beautiful Community Christmas Program, 5-6 pm in The Oaks, featuring Christmas music, the traditional Nativity play about the birth of Jesus, and a visit from Santa! Speaking, non-speaking, and crying roles are available for the Nativity play. Contact Eva Canellos 650-400-1610 or, or Irene Fotinos



See's YUM-Raising We’ll receive a portion from any items you purchase at our special See’s website. Order MORE to help us reach our fundraising goal! Candy will be delivered to your home and Holy Cross Dance gets a nice donation in return which will help us with all director/musician expenses this year. Pass this on to your Family and Friends, too! Click on this link to purchase .


Holy Cross Greek Dance Program

Registration is now OPEN

TA MIKRA - Kindergarten - 2nd Grade
Directed by Toni Taptelis, Effie Zaharioudakis
Practicing on Sundays from 12:30 - 1:30

REVMA - 3rd - 6th Grade
Directed by Nick Paras, Andriana Antoniou
Practicing on Sundays from 12:30 - 2:00

LEVENDIA - 7th Grade - 10th Grade
Directed by Peter Kalafatis, Evangelia Daskalakis, Sophia Daskalakis
Practicing on Sundays 2:30  - 4:30

ANASTASI - 11th Grade - College/Adult
Directed by Evangelia Daskalakis, Kathy Flocas
Practicing on Sundays from 5:00 - 7:00

Mark your Calendars

  • God Parents - Lunch - 11/19
  • Christmas Tree Sales - 11/23 - 12/19
  • Cretan Panagyri - 1/20/24
  • FDF Preview /Glendi - 2/10
  • FDF - 2/15 - 2/19

For more information contact Paul Flocas@



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Mondays (first and third): 7 p.m. Bible Study Zoom Only: Class materials for Monday here.
Tuesdays: 10:30 a.m. Bible Study Contos Library, Hybrid: Class materials for Tuesday here.
Wednesdays: 7 p.m. Studies in the Faith Contos Library, Hybrid: Class materials for Wednesday here.
Thursdays: 7 p.m. Enhanced Study Contos Library, Hybrid: Class materials for Thursday here.


PHILOPTOCHOS NEWS PHLASH! - News from our October meeting!

Please click here for the latest Philoptochos news - straight from our most recent Board meeting.   

HAMDS SCHOLARSHIP - by Sunday, December 10

The Hellenic American Medical and Dental Society of California (HAMDS) is happy to open the application process for their 2023 Scholarships.  If you are, or know someone, of Greek descent who is enrolled in an accredited California Medical or Dental school  or is a resident of California enrolled in an accredited Medical or Dental School elsewhere, please share this application.  The deadline to submit the completed application will be December 10, 2023.  Any interested applicants, please email   


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Upcoming Services

Sunday, November 26 – Thirteenth Sunday of Luke -- Divine Liturgy - 8:45 AM, Orthros, 10:00 AM, Divine Liturgy
Thursday, November 30 – Saint Andrew the First-Called Apostle – 8:30 AM, Orthros; 9:30 AM, Divine Liturgy
Saturday, December 2 – Great Vespers, 5:30 PM
Sunday, December 3 – Fourteenth Sunday of Matthew – Divine Liturgy - 8:45 AM, Orthros, 10:00 AM, Divine Liturgy
Monday, December 4 – Saint Barbara – 8:30 AM, Orthros; 9:30 AM, Divine Liturgy
Tuesday, December 5 – Saint Savvas – 8:30 AM, Orthros; 9:30 AM, Divine Liturgy
Wednesday, December 6 – Saint Nicholas – 8:30 AM, Orthros; 9:30 AM, Divine Liturgy
Saturday, December 9 – Conception of Saint Anna – 8:30 AM, Orthros; 9:30 AM, Divine Liturgy
Saturday, December 9 – Great Vespers, 5:30 PM
Sunday, December 10 – Tenth Sunday of Matthew – Divine Liturgy - 8:45 AM, Orthros, 10:00 AM, Divine Liturgy

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900 Alameda, Belmont, CA, 94002-1604
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