Weekly Update - July 20

St. Ephraim the Syrian (commemorated on Wednesday 22 July)

St. Ephraim the Syrian (commemorated on Wednesday 22 July)

Quote of the Week

Metropolitan Anthony Bloom of Sourozh once explained how during one Liturgy he went out to give the homily and said the following: "Yesterday evening a woman with her baby came into the church during services. She was wearing pants and no head covering. One of you criticized her. She left. I don't know who criticized her, but I hereby order them to pray for her and that baby until the end of their days, so that God will save [the woman and her baby]. Because thanks to one of you she might never again come to church." He turned around and left. That was the whole homily.


For Your Edification

Metropolitan Anthony Bloom's Homily on the Cross: How can I deal with my sinful condition?(audio)

How can I deal with my sinful condition? (text)


Liturgical Services This Week

NO LITURGIES THIS WEEK (20-4 July), as Fr. Pimen is out of town.

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.



This Wednesday, 22 July, is Holy Cross's turn to serve meals to the homeless at God's Extended Hand. Click here for more information.


Service Trip to Feeding America

We will have a service trip to Feeding America on 29 July. This can include children from ages 6 and up with a parent or other chaperone. For more information please contact Myrian Awadallah.


Families Forward Backpack Program

Holy Cross will participate in the Backpack program to help underprivileged families gather school supplies for children of families with mental problems.  A list of supplies needed is on the bulletin board in the social hall. For more information please contact Myrian Awadallah.