Weekly Update - June 22

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Quote of the Week

“Suffering is an indication of another Kingdom which we look to. If being Christian meant being 'happy' in this life, we wouldn't need the Kingdom of Heaven.”

— Fr. Seraphim Rose (+1982)


Apostles' Fast

We continue the Apostles' Fast until the feast on 12 July. During this fast seafood is permitted, except on Wednesdays and Fridays when we follow a structure fast. Please be reminded that if you are not observing the fast you may not partake of Holy Communion. Please communicate with Fr. Pimen if there are circumstances that are preventing you from fasting.


For Your Edification


A Secular Orthodoxy by Fr. Stephen Freeman


Liturgical Services This Week

Tuesday: Divine Liturgy 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Wednesday: Divine Liturgy 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Friday: Divine Liturgy Divine Liturgy 6:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

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

Saturday: Vespers 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

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


Dioceses Summer Retreats

The Diocese retreats for Junior High and Highs school boys and girls are fast approaching. For information please visit our upcoming events page and make sure to register on time!


Holy Cross Summer Club

Summer club for the children of the parish will begin on Tuesday 23 June. It will meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. throughout the summer. For more details click here.


Summer Cooperative

Holy Cross announces the first year of its summer cooperative for elementary school children, grades 1-3.  The main goal of this service is to get parents involved.  This is not a drop-off summer camp; parents run the cooperative and they set the rules and activities. We will meet every Thursday of the summer starting June 25th. For more details, please click here.


St. Photini Girls Group

Save the date: The Saint Photini Girls Group will visit Saint Barbara Monastery on Labor Day Weekend (5-7 September).  For details please contact Tasoni Maryann.


Agape Meal

Volunteers are needed for food sign up and clean-up.  If you can help to provide food or help with clean-up please contact Tasoni Maryann.