Weekly Update - March 14

Quote of the Week

"Fasting is a concrete, visible sign that separates us from all that is earthly, fallen, and demonic. Any slackening of the conscience, however slight, with respect to fasting, introduces an unhealthy relaxation into our entire being — body and soul — so that God is not able to speak to the heart of a person who does not fast."

+ Elder Aimilianos +


For Your Edification

Resources about fasting


Services & Events this Week

(in Sorrento Valley unless otherwise noted)

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

Tuesday: St. Athanasius Catechetical School (Topic: Those who hunger and thirst): 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Divine Liturgy 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday: Focus service: 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (come anytime)

Friday: Divine Liturgy 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Friday: Vespers for Feast of the Cross: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday: Feast of the Cross Divine Liturgy 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

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.


Fasting Great Lent

As we begin the Holy and Great Fast, it is important that each of us receives spiritual guidance with regards to how to fast. Do not take it upon yourself to make a rule of fasting for yourself. And remember that if you are not keeping the fast, you may not approach partake of Holy Communion.


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 Mystery of the Eucharist



This Wednesday, 16 March, 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.