Weekly Update - December 7

Quote of the Week

"Let us weep, brethren: let our eyes pour out tears before we depart for a place where our tears will burn our bodies."

— St. Makarios the Great


For Your Edification

No terror on earth can be compared with that horror that I experienced in the life after death by Nun Tatiana


Services & Events This Week

(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.

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

Friday: Ornament Making: 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:  Vespers and Kiahk Vigil 6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

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


Kiahk Vigil

The blessed Coptic month Kiahk is upon us, which means we will be praying the Kiahk vigil every Saturday of Kiahk. Beginning this Saturday (8 Dec) Vespers and Kiahk Vigil will be from 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.


Ornament Making

This Friday 11 December at 7:00 p.m. all are invited to help make ornaments to decorate the social hall at church for the advent season. Please join us for a joyful evening of fellowship.

In order to make sure we have enough materials for all who will participate, please let Monica Iskander (954-439-5969) know if you will be coming. 


FOCUS Annual Warm Clothing, Blanket, & 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



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


Food & Clean-up

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.