Weekly Update - February 29

Quote of the Week

"This life has been given to you for repentance; do not waste it in vain pursuits."

+ St. Isaac the Syrian +


For Your Edification

Self-Emptying Prayer by Fr. Stephen Freeman


Services & Events this Week

(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: Those who Mourn): 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: St. Katherine Young Adult Fellowship 7:00 p.m. (Topic: The Passion of Fear)

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. (Sorrento)

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.


Axios! Axios! Axios!

On Sunday 28 February 2016 our beloved bishop was elevated to the rank of metropolitan. May God grant His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion many years to shepherd His flock in peace.


Great Lent

The Holy and Great fast begins on Monday 7 March. Begin preparing yourselves for this beautiful time of the year that our Holy Mother the Church gives to us for repentance.


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: Baptism



This Wednesday,  2 March the young Orthodox Christian adults of San Diego 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.