Quote of the Week
"The whole earth is a living icon of the face of God."
— St. John of Damascus
For Your Edification
The Orthodox Church and the Environmental Movement by Dr. Elizabeth Theokritoff
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.
St. Photini Girls Group Pilgrimage
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, 2 September, young Orthodox Christian adults 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.