Weekly Update - November 30

Quote of the Week

“Lord, Jesus Christ, in everything that You will give to me, gird me with Your power and Your patience forever. Amen.”

— St. John the Short



How to Read the Bible



(in Sorrento Valley unless otherwise noted)

Tuesday: Divine Liturgy (followed by St. basil Fellowship): 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Tuesday: St. Athanasius Catechetical School (Topic: Epistle to the Romans): 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Thursday: UCSD Coptic Club (Topic: Abortion: An Orthodox Perspective): 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Friday: Divine Liturgy (followed by St. basil Fellowship): 6:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Friday: St. Katherine Young Adult Fellowship (Topic: Addiction): 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Friday: Bible Study, Vespers, and Midnight Praise: 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. (Oceanside)

Saturday:  Divine Liturgy 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (Oceanside)

Saturday: Divine Liturgy 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Saturday:  Vespers and Midnight Praise 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Sunday: Divine Liturgy 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.


Jr. High and High School Spiritual Day

Join us for a Jr. High and High School Spiritual Day spiritual day on Saturday 5 December, beginning with the Divine Liturgy at 8:30 a.m.

Program: liturgy, lunch, spiritual talk, collection of toys for kids in need


FOCUS Annual Warm Clothing, Blanket, 7 Plastic Tarp Drive

We are collecting the following items to help our homeless and needy brothers and sisters, who come to us for help at God's Extended Hand Rescue Mission, to stay warm and dry in the upcoming chilly months:

Jackets, Coats and Sweaters



Plastic Tarps

Personal care/ Hygiene items.

Need sizes for men,  women & children, gently used or new. Monetary donations for purchasing these items are welcome, too.

Place your donated items in the FOCUS collection container at Holy Cross. 

For questions, or to make a financial contribution, please contact: the FOCUS Ministry Coordinator Patty Diaz (pdiaz@focusna.org, 858-679-9283) or Spiritual Advisor Rev. Fr. Simeon Corona (frsimeonb.corona@yahoo.com, 619-760-6373).

At Holy Cross please contact Myrian Awadalla




This Wednesday, 2 November, Orthodox Christian Young Adults will be serving meals to the hungry at God's Extended Hand. Click here for more information.



We encourage all congregants to listen to the liturgical hymns as they are chanted at Holy Cross please click here.



To sign up to bring food for the agape meal on Sundays please see the bulletin board at church or contact Tasoni Maryann. We need as many volunteers as possible to keep the church clean on Sundays after the Divine Liturgy. Please consider this important expression of stewardship.