QUOTE OF THE WEEK
"Today are strains of praise sung joyfully by the choir of angels, and the light of the advent of Christ shines brightly upon the faithful. Today is the glad spring-time to us, and Christ the Sun of righteousness has beamed with clear light around us, and has illumined the minds of the faithful. Today is Adam made anew, and moves in the choir of angels, having winged his way to heaven. Today is the whole circle of the earth filled with joy, since the sojourn of the Holy Spirit has been realized to men."
+ St Gregory the Wonderworker (Homily on the Annunciation) +
FOR YOUR EDIFICATION
Homily on the Annunciation to the Holy Virgin Mary by St. Gregory the Wonderworker
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 pure in heart)
Wednesday: Divine Liturgy 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday: Focus service: 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (for Orthodox Young Adults - come anytime)
Thursday: Feast of the Annunciation liturgy: 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Friday: Divine Liturgy 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.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.
Sunday: Pan-Orthodox Vespers (St. John of Kronstadt Orthodox Church) 6:00 p.m.
FASTING GREAT LENT
We are now mid-way through the Lenten season, but it is not too late to seek out 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.
It is also very important that each of us participates in the mystery of confession. It is highly recommended that every member of the Church confess at least twice during the Lenten season.
ST. ATHANASIUS CATECHETICAL SCHOOL
Current course: The Sermon on the Mount
Please click here for the the schedule of lectures.
Each Sunday of Great Lent the Eastern Orthodox Clergy Council of San Diego is sponsoring pan-Orthodox Vespers. The schedule si posted on the bulletin board at church, but can also be found here.
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 Priesthood
This Wednesday, 6 April, the Orthodox Young 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.
May God bless and reward all of you who have so diligently offered food and helped to clean!