Weekly Update - September 14

Quote of the Week

"The Divine Services in their composition contain all the fullness of the dogmatic teaching of the Church and set forth a path to salvation. They present invaluable spiritual wealth. The more fully and precisely they are fulfilled, the more benefit the participants receive from them. Those who perform them carelessly and who shorten them by their laziness rob their flock, depriving them of their very daily bread, stealing from them a most valuable treasure. The shortening of the services which comes about through a lack of strength must be done wisely and performed circumspectly in order not to touch that which should not be tampered with."

— St. John the Wonderworker of Shanghai & San Francisco (+1966)



55 Maxims for Living a Christian Life by Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko



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.



On Tuesday 15 September we will begin a new weekly bible study and lecture series ministry at Holy Cross called the St. Athanasius the Great Catechetical School. In order to accommodate those with children, we will alternate weekly meetings between the women and the men.  The meeting will be from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. We will begin with the women on 15 September.


Additional Liturgy

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, 16 September, Holy Cross will participate in serving meals to the homeless at God's Extended Hand. Click here for more information.



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.



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.



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.