Quote of the Week
"I implore you to live piously in order that you might preserve your Orthodox faith, in order that no one and nothing, no circumstance and no kind of sorrow can turn you away from it. For this you absolutely must pray, seeking God's help to keep your faith pure.."
— St. Nikon of Optina (+1931)
FOR YOUR EDIFICATION
On the Jesus Prayer by Fr. Maximos of Simonopetra (audio: please take the time to listen to this very important and edifying lecture)
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.
COPTIC CLUB AT UCSD
Coptic Club at UCSD (and all students in San Diego are invited!) will be hosting it's welcome BBQ event tonight (Monday 21 September) at 5:00 p.m. at the Doyle Community Park located at:
8175 Regents Rd, San Diego, California 92122
Please check the Holy Cross website under the "ministers" link in the very near future for a schedule of Coptic Club events and talks during this academic year.
NEW MINISTRY: ST. ATHANASIUS THE GREAT CATECHETICAL SCHOOL
Next meeting (men): Tuesday 39 September, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. at Holy Cross.
Beginning on Saturday 3 October, we will be praying a Divine Liturgy on the first Saturday of every month in Sorrento Valley from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
This Wednesday, 23 September, Holy Cross will participate in serving meals to the homeless at God's Extended Hand. Click here for more information.
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 as well as the participants int eh Mahragan al-Keraza and YSC events.
We encourage all congregants to listen to the liturgical hymns as they are chanted at Holy Cross please click here.
FOOD & CLEAN-UP
To sign up to bring food for the agape meal on Sundays please see the bulletin board at church or contact Tasoni Maryann. 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.