Weekly Update - February 22

Quote of the Week

"When we examine the story of Jonah, great is the force of the resemblance [between Jonah and Christ]. Jesus was sent to ‎preach repentance; Jonah also was sent: but whereas the one fled, not knowing what should come to pass; ‎the other came willingly, to give repentance unto salvation. Jonah was asleep in the ship, and snoring ‎amidst the stormy sea; while Jesus also slept, the sea, according to God’s providence, began to rise, to show ‎in the sequel the might of Him who slept. To the one they said, 'Why are you sleeping? Arise, call ‎your God, that God may save us;' but in the other case they say unto the Master, 'Lord, save us.' Then ‎they said, 'Call upon thy God'; here they say, 'save Thou'. But the one says, 'Take me, and cast me into the ‎sea; so shall the sea be calm unto you'; the other, Himself rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a ‎great calm. The one was cast into a whale’s belly: but the other of His own accord went down, where the ‎invisible whale of death is. And He went down of His own accord, that death might cast up those whom he ‎had devoured, according to that which is written, 'I will ransom them from the power of the grave; and from ‎the hand of death I will redeem them'."

+ St. Cyril of Jerusalem +


For Your Edification

Death to the World


Services & Events this Week

(in Sorrento Valley unless otherwise noted)

Jonah's Fast 22-24 February — Strict Fasting

Monday: Divine Liturgy 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

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

Thursday: Jonah's Feast Divine Liturgy 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

Thursday: SD Orthodox Young Adults Vespers & Potluck 6:30 p.m. (at Holy Cross)

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: Vespers & Midnight Praise: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

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


St. Athanasius Catechetical School

Announcing new course: The Sermon on the Mount

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: The Church & The Holy Mother of God



This Wednesday, 24 February, we will be serving meals to the hungry at God's Extended Hand. Click here for more information.


Website & Hymns

We encourage all congregants to take some time to check out the parish website:


All are also encouraged 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.