Weekly Update - August 24

Translocation of the relics of St. Makarios the Great commemorated on 25 August

Translocation of the relics of St. Makarios the Great commemorated on 25 August

Quote of the Week

"If you are moved to anger in reproving somebody, you merely satisfy your own passion. Do not go lose your own self in order to save others."

— St. Makarios the Great


For Your Edification

On the Remembrance of Wrongs by St. John Climacus

The entire text of the The Ladder of Divine Ascent


Liturgical Services this Week

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

Friday: Divine Liturgy 6:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.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 Midnight Praise 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

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


His Holiness's Visit

His Holiness Pope Tawadros II will be visiting our diocese in October. The following events are open for those who would like to attend.

Thursday 15 October: Arabic Youth Meeting for ages 18-35 at St. George (Bellflower)

Friday 16 October: English Youth Meeting for ages 18-35. Registration must be made for this event at: http://www.thecocc.org/site/registration-english-youth-meeting

Sunday 18 October: Saint Verena Charity Banquet at 3PM in the Hilton Anaheim- with HH Pope Tawadros II and HG Bishop Serapion. Tickets available at The St. Verena Charity website.

Tickets are $100/adult and $40/child age 4-12. There is a children's program available for children age 4-12. NO ACCOMMODATIONS AVAILABLE FOR CHILDREN UNDER 4. For questions or help purchasing tickets, contact Miena Armanios.


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 also recognize those who have graduated.



This Wednesday, 26 August, Holy Cross 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 on Sundays after the Divine Liturgy. Please consider this important expression of stewardship. You can contact Tasoni Maryann for details.