QUOTE OF THE WEEK
"Man sentenced God to death; by His Resurrection, He sentenced man to immortality. In return for a beating, He gives an embrace; for abuse, a blessing; for death, immortality. Man never showed so much hate for God as when he crucified Him; and God never showed more love for man than when He arose. Man even wanted to reduce God to a mortal, but God by His Resurrection made man immortal. The crucified God is Risen and has killed death. Death is no more. Immortality has surrounded man and all the world."
+ St. Justin Popovich +
FOR YOUR EDIFICATION
Our Thoughts & Mental Health: An Orthodox Perspective by Father Maximos of Simonopetra
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 7:00 p.m. (Topic: Blessed are the persecuted)
Wednesday: Divine Liturgy 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Friday: Unction & Divine Liturgy 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
See the service schedule page of the website for the entire Holy Week Schedule for Sorrento Valley and Oceanside (including the last Friday of Lent, Lazarus Saturday, & Palm Sunday)
All the children of Holy Cross are invited to weave palms in preparation for Our Savior's Entry into Jerusalem. The palm weaving will be held at the church on Saturday 23 April from 3:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
ST. ATHANASIUS CATECHETICAL SCHOOL
Current course: The Sermon on the Mount
Please click here for the the schedule of lectures.
This Wednesday, 20 April, Holy Cross 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.
If you use Amazon, .5% of your eligible purchases can now be donated to Holy Cross. Make sure to log on to http://smile.amazon.com (NOT amazon.com) and choose Holy Cross Coptic Orthodox Church (Diamond Bar, CA).
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.
May God bless and reward all of you who have so diligently offered food and helped to clean!