QUOTE OF THE WEEK
"Whether we believe or not, we belong to God. Whether we understand it or not, or feel His presence or not, or rejoice in that presence or not, He exists. He is my God. He is my Lord. Even during moments of darkness and terror, when God doesn’t exist for me, He still exists. When I feel I’m a failure, when all my efforts seem fruitless, when my life seems to have passed in vain, Christ is still my Christ. He is there for me no matter what happens. He exists irrespective of my capabilities, capacities, and comprehension. I might imagine that God is small. But God is great. I might think that God doesn’t hear. But He does. And He has given Himself entirely to me, so that there’s only one possibility of failure: for me to break off my relationship with the 'One Who Is' (Ex. 3:14)."
+ Elder Aimilianos of Simonaspetra Monstery, Mt. Athos
FOR YOUR EDIFICATION
Be not Afraid (video)
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: Praying to & with the Dead): 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Friday: Divine Liturgy (followed by St. Basil Fellowship): 6:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Friday: St. Katherine Young Adult Fellowship (topic: The Lord’s Prayer – part 2): 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.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
The "Mystery of Death" course continues on Tuesday 9 February.
Please click here for the the schedule of lectures.
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: Faith & Repentance: Two Sides of the Same Coin
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.