Christ is in our midst! He is and ever shall be!
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
"As bodily food fattens the body, so fasting strengthens the soul; imparting it an easy flight, it makes it able to ascend on high, to contemplate lofty things, and to put the heavenly higher than the pleasant and pleasurable things of life."
+ St. Basil the Great +
FOR YOUR EDIFICATION
On Fasting — Tertullian
SERVICES & EVENTS THIS WEEK
(in Sorrento Valley unless otherwise noted)
Tuesday: Divine Liturgy 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Tuesday: St. Athanasius Catechetical School (Topic: "Anxiety") 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: Divine Liturgy 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday: FOCUS service 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (come any time)
Friday: Divine Liturgy 6:30 a.m. - 8:30 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.
The Apostles' Fast has begun and will go until 12 July when we celebrate the feast. Everyone is advised to seek spiritual guidance regarding how to fast. Please note that you if you have not been given a blessing to not fast, you may not receive Holy Communion. When our Holy Mother the Church gives us fasting as a medicine for our souls and we refuse to take the medicine we are cutting ourselves off from her, thus voluntarily excommunicating ourselves.
Beginning on Tuesday 21 June, the children of the parish will be gathering at church every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. for prayer, food, play, and studying for the Mahragan al-Keraza and YSC events in late summer.
ST. ATHANASIUS CATECHETICAL SCHOOL
Current course: The Sermon on the Mount
Please click here for the the schedule of lectures.
FOCUS — Serving Meals to the Hungry
This Wednesday, 22 June, Orthodox Christians 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!