Weekly Update - 17 August

Quote of the Week

"Blessed are you, Christ: for you, who are 'the true light,' entering into the lamp of humanity, have nourished with the oil of the Spirit the wick of our nature, setting it alight with the brilliant rays of divine glory. You have brought light to creation through a human vessel, setting this little lamp alight, which neither Peter nor James nor John dared look upon with human eyes; but these topmost branches of the disciples' tree, falling on their faces, confessed how inaccessible the light is."

— Pantoleon, Deacon & Chartophylax (6th century Homily on the Transfiguration)


For Your Edification

Homily on the Transfiguration (Homily 51 [LI] on Luke) by St. Cyril of Alexandria


Upcoming Feasts

The Feast of the Transfiguration of our Savior on Mt. Tabor is on Wednesday 19 August.

The Feast for the Dormition and Assumption of the Holy Mother of God is on Saturday 22 August.


Liturgical Services this Week


Monday 17 August

Vespers: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (Fr. Andrew Hanna)

Tuesday 18 August

Divine Liturgy: 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Vespers for the Transfiguration: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (Fr. Pimen Shenoda)

Wednesday 19 August

Divine Liturgy for Transfiguration: 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Vespers: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (Fr. Kyrillos Ibrahim)

Thursday 20 August

Vespers:  7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (Fr. Pimen Shenoda)

Friday 21 August

Divine Liturgy: 6:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Vespers  7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. (Fr. Daniel Azer)

Bible Study, vespers, midnight praise in Oceanside: 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. 

Saturday 22 August

Matins & Divine Liturgy for the Dormition:  8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (Sorrento & Oceanside)

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

Sunday 23 August

Matins & Divine Liturgy: 8:00 a.m. - 11:00a.m.


Anniversary and Graduating Classes Celebration

God willing, on Sunday 27 September we will celebrate the one year anniversary of Holy Cross in the Sorrento Valley location. If you have any photos or videos please send them, with details of the events in them, to Sherif Hanna

On that same day we will recognize those who have graduated.



To Mary Jensen who has recently been received as a catechumen. May our loving God bring her to the fullness of illumination through baptism.



This Wednesday, 27 July, all the Orthodox Churches in San Diego will participate in serving meals to the homeless 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.



We need as many volunteers as possible to keep the church clean throughout this week of services. Please consider this important expression of stewardship. You can contact Tasoni Maryann for details.