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Divine Services

Sunday Services
(Regular Schedule)

Orthros: 8:45 AM
Divine Liturgy: 10:00 AM

Weekdays
(when scheduled)

Orthros: 8:30 AM
Divine Liturgy: 9:30 AM


Great Vespers

Saturday at 5:30 PM

Live Webcast

Sunday Orthros & Divine Liturgy
Weekday Services
Saturday Great Vespers

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Recorded Sermons

List of recorded sermons
from liturgy and other
church holidays

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Sunday Bulletin

This upcoming week's services,
special announcements,
and other daily church events

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Join Our Bible Study

Join us on our weekly Bible Study
as well as our Studies
in the Faith classes

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Join the Ladies Philoptochos Society at one of their
wonderful philanthropic events and witness first hand
how they make a difference in the lives of so many people.

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You are invited to light a candle for yourself or for your
loved ones. Each morning Father Peter will light the
candles for all those that have requested.

Light a Candle

Announcements

CHRISTMAS TREES ARE HERE!

See you all soon - Opening day is Thanksgiving Friday. ORDER CHRISTMAS TREES HERE -- Visit this link (https://holycrosschristmastrees.square.site/) to place your orders now! VOLUNTEER! - Help us with another great season of beautiful fresh Christmas trees from the Oregon forests along with wreaths, garland, and those cute little critters. Click on a link to volunteer: For opening day and/or weekends, click here. For weekdays, click here. Ho Ho Ho!

   

HYMNS FOR SUNDAY

Click here for Sunday's Hymns in PDF.

   

DANCE FUNDRAISER with SEE'S CANDIES!

See's Candies YUM-raiser for our Levendia and Nea Zoi Dance groups. Thank you for supporting the Holy Cross Dance Fundraiser! We'll receive all profits from any items you purchase. Order MORE to help us reach our fundraising goal! Order by Thursday, December 1Click here!

   

FAMILY TO FAMILY SHARING

This year we’re committing to sponsor 60 families in our greater community this Christmas. We will be providing $50 to $75 gift cards for each child and gift cards for food for the families. Gift cards from Target, Ross, Marshalls, TJ Maxx and Old Navy or a monetary donation would be appreciated. All gifts will need to be at church by Sunday, December 11. Please contact Anastacia Stamates at anastaciams68@gmail.com or 650-868-2569.

   

PHILOPTOCHOS NEWS PHLASH - November Edition available!

Click here for the newest edition of our Philoptochos Phlash -- highlights from our Board meeting, and news of our upcoming events!   

BYZANTINE ICONS EXHIBIT - Saturday, December 3

Hosted by Saints Constantine and Helen Church in Vallejo, from 2-5 PM. Join them for an exhibit of the new Byzantine icons for the altar of their church. With a special presentation by the iconography, Tatiana McWethy. Dont' miss this rare opportunity to learn about the making and meaning of Byzantine icons. Hors d'oeuvres and light refreshments served. Donation: $20; Children 12 & under: Free. Please click here for the event flyer.   

RUSSIAN CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL - Saturday, December 3

You are invited to attend the annual Christmas Bazaar at the Nativity of the Holy Virgin Russian Orthodox Church in Menlo Park. Saturday, December 3 from 11 AM to 4 PM. Traditional Russian foods (piroshki, bortsh, blini & MORE!) are available for sale, as well as grab-bag gifts for Christmas stocking stuffers and top-notch rummage items. Live musical performances AND church tours throughout the day. Activities for kids AND a petting zoo. For info click here for the flyer or contact the church at 650-326-5622.   

CHRISTMAS PROGRAM REHEARSAL IN THE OAKS - Saturday, December 10, 10 AM to 12:30 PM

All Sunday School students in PreK-8th grade are encouraged to participate in the Christmas Program and attend this rehearsal for the music and Nativity play about the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem. Info: Eva Canellos, 650-400-1610, or cecanellos@aol.com.

   

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TEA - Sunday, December 11

Join us following Divine Liturgy in the Fellowship Hall for our annual Philoptochos hosted Christmas Tea! Save the date! Look for details (Luncheon! Raffle! Christmas Shopping Boutique!) in your mail - coming soon! Help support our Family Sharing Program. Please click here for the Xmas Tea flyer.   

PRE-ORDER CHRISTMAS SWEETS NOW!

In conjunction with our Annual Christmas Tea fundraiser, we will be taking pre-orders for Greek sweets (at THIS link) with a “Pick-up” date on Sunday, December 18, 12:30 – 2 PM in The Oaks. Or you can help by clicking DONATIONS (also at the upper right) and make a general donation to Philoptochos. We are so grateful for your help and know we can make Christmas special again this year for those in need. Remember, no amount is too little! THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!   

CHRISTMAS PROGRAM IN THE OAKS – Sunday, December 11, 5 PM

Ho-ho-hope you'll join in the celebration of the birth of Jesus with our "Crossing Into Christmas" program featuring carols by our Sunday School, Greek School, and choir, the traditional Nativity play about Christ's birth in Bethlehem, and a visit from Santa Claus! Info: Eva Canellos, 650-400-1610, or cecanellos@aol.com.    

Upcoming Services

Wednesday, November 23 – Eve of Thanksgiving / Afterfeast of the Presentation – 6 PM, Matins; 7 PM, Divine Liturgy
Friday, November 25 – Katherine the Great Martyr – 8:00 AM, Orthros; 9:00 AM, Divine Liturgy (note times)
Saturday, November 26 – Great Vespers, 5:30 PM
 
Sunday, November 27 – Thirteenth Sunday of Luke – 8:45 AM, Orthros, 10:00 AM, Divine Liturgy
Wednesday, November 30 – Andrew the First-Called Apostle – 8:30 AM, Orthros; 9:30 AM, Divine Liturgy
Saturday, December 3 – Great Vespers, 5:30 PM
 
Sunday, December 4 – Tenth Sunday of Luke / Barbara the Great Martyr – 8:45 AM, Orthros, 10:00 AM, Divine Liturgy
Monday, December 5 – Saint Savas the Sanctified – 8:30 AM, Orthros; 9:30 AM, Divine Liturgy
Monday, December 5 – Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker – Vespers, 7 PM (Saint Nicholas Church, San Jose)
Tuesday, December 6 – Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker – 8:30 AM, Orthros; 9:30 AM, Divine Liturgy

 


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900 Alameda, Belmont, CA, 94002-1604
USA
Voice: (650) 591-4447
office@goholycross.org

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