Weekly Update - February 1

Quote of the Week

Grant unto me, my Lord, that with peace of mind I may face all that this new day is to bring.  Grant unto me grace to surrender myself completely to Thy holy will.  For every hour of this day instruct and prepare me in all things.  Whatsoever tidings I may receive during the day, do Thou teach me to accept tranquilly, in the firm conviction that all eventualities fulfill Thy holy will.  Govern Thou my thoughts and feelings in all I do and say.  When things unforeseen occur, let me not forget that all cometh down from Thee. Teach me to behave sincerely and reasonably toward everyone, that I may bring confusion and sorrow to none.  Bestow upon me, my Lord, strength to endure the fatigue of the day and to bear my part in all its passing events.  Guide Thou my will and teach me to pray, to believe, to hope, to suffer, to forgive, and to love.  Amen.

+ Optina Morning Prayer +


For Your Edification

The Letters of St. Antony the Great



(in Sorrento Valley unless otherwise noted)

Tuesday: Divine Liturgy  (followed by St. Basil Fellowship): 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Tuesday: St. Athanasius Catechetical School (Topic: Praying  for the Dead): 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday: FOCUS service at God's Extended Hand: 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (join anytime)

Friday: Divine Liturgy  (followed by St. Basil Fellowship): 6:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

Friday: Bible Study, Vespers, & Midnight Praise: 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. (Oceanside)

Saturday: Divine Liturgy: 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (Oceanside)

Saturday: Divine Liturgy 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Saturday: Vespers: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (note: time change & no midnight praise - only this week)

Saturday: Life-Giving Spring Benefit Dinner (see below): 5:00 p.m.

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



The "Mystery of Death" course continues on Tuesday 2 February.

Please click here for the the schedule of lectures.


Catechism Course

The Holy Cross Catechism course has begun and will continue to meet after the agape meal every Sunday. ALL parishioners are encouraged to attend.

Upcoming lecture: Christ the Savior



This Wednesday, 3 February, the Orthodox Young Adults of San Diego will be serving meals to the hungry at God's Extended Hand. Click here for more information.


Life-Giving Spring Benefit Dinner

A benefit dinner will be held for additions to the Life-Giving Spring women's monastery in Dunlap, CA at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church on Saturday 6 February.

3459 Manchester Avenue, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA 92007

Click here for details



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.