Weekly Update - March 7

Quote of the Week

"Be cheerful since the Physician has given you sin-destroying medicine [fasting]."

+ St. Basil the Great +


For Your Edification

On Accomplishing the Days of the Fast Gently and Readily in the Hope of Life Without End 

— A short homily by St. Theodore the Studite


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: The meek): 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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

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

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

Saturday: Matins 6:45 a.m., followed by adult baptism (at St. Anthony Antiochian) 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m., followed by Divine Liturgy (at Holy Cross) 10:00 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. His Eminence Metropolitan Serapion returns stateside on Tuesday 8 March and will be at St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church in Los Angeles for prayers at 6:00 p.m. Everyone is invited to greet His Eminence upon his return.


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 Chrismation


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.