Quote of the Week
"O treasure house of all virtues! O facilitator of supernatural benefactions! O flower of every perfume! O pride of human nature, our joy and love, glory and peace, victory and wisdom and sovereignty, gathering of every good thing, which no tongue can express, no mind can grasp, no span of time can age! O divine gift to humanity and offering from humanity to God! O one full of grace and of the glory of the Holy Trinity, domain of every good thing! O unwedded bride, the Mother of God Emmanuel! ... You are truly the living book in which the Word of the Father was written by the pen of the life-giving Holy Spirit. ... You are truly the mediator and intercessor and bearer of our salvation, as you always are watching over and helping the faithful people."
— St. Maximos the Confessor (+ 662) on the Mother of God
Fast for the Dormition of the Theotokos
The fast for the Dormition of the Holy Mother of God will be from 7-21 August with the feast being on 22 August.
For Your Edification
The Veneration of the Virgin Mary in the Orthodox Church by Archbishop Dmitri
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 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.
Youth Spiritual Competition (YSC)
Congratulations to our Junior High students who received a Very Good "grade" at the Youth Spiritual Competition. And Congratulations to Carla Kelliny and Isabella Farah who received 1st and 3rd prizes, respectively, for the YSC digital photo competition!
St. Katherine of Alexandria Fellowship
The St. Katherine of Alexandria fellowship for young adults meets this Friday at 7:00 p.m. at Holy Cross.
To listen to the liturgical hymns as they are chanted at Holy Cross please click here.
Please sign up for providing food for the Sunday agape meal. The sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board at church. You can also contact Tasoni Maryann for details.