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Sunday Services
(Regular Schedule)

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

(when scheduled)

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

Great Vespers

Saturday at 5:30 PM

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church holidays

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This upcoming week's services,
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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.

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PARISH ORATORICAL FESTIVAL - Saturday, April 1, 10:30 AM

The Saint John Chrysostom Parish Oratorical Festival will be held on Saturday, April 1 at 10:30 AM in Church. Everyone is welcome to attend! This Archdiocese-wide, faith-based speech festival provides our young people with an opportunity to write and deliver an oral presentation about a topic in Orthodoxy. The Festival is open to grades 3-12. Public speaking is important throughout life and the festival offers a way for our youth to learn this important skill while exploring their faith. Please encourage the young people in your life to participate and contact Allison Virsik ( for details and to register your child.



After a 3 year “break,” the Greek School will hold our handmade Easter lambades fund-raiser! Help us spread the word to the community and generate some funds for our school. Drop by the school - Wednesday to Friday, 4:15-6:45 PM for the next two weeks. Prices: 1 for $15, 2 for $25, 4 for $50. Click here for the flyer!   


Join us following the Saturday of Lazarus services (8:30 AM, Orthros, 9:30 AM, Divine Liturgy) for a Lenten breakfast and help make the hundreds of Palm Crosses needed for Palm Sunday. If you are interested in contributing to the breakfast, please contact Art Smith at All are invited: the whole family – grandparents, children, everyone!   


Join us for services (8:45 AM, Orthros, 10:00 AM, Divine Liturgy) and our annual luncheon in The Oaks. More information will be provided regarding menu and reservations.



. . . begins with the Royal Hours at 8:30 AM. [A shortened program begins at 12:45 PM for younger students, PreK through 2nd Grade.] Students in Grades 3-12 will participate in the morning service and then will spend the day in thoughtful and peaceful contemplation on the Crucifixion and imminent Resurrection. The retreat concludes with the Vespers of Apokathelosis at 3 PM. We are looking for volunteers throughout the day, especially recent graduates and parents. RSVP with Art Smith at



Join our Philoptochos ladies in the morning to decorate the Epitaphios and stay for the 3 PM service, return at 7 PM for Lamentations


ANASTASI DINNER - Saturday, April 15 midnight

Join us as we break fast, following Resurrection matins (which begin 11 PM)



Join us for our Holy Cross Easter Agape picnic in the church parking lot immediately following Agape Vespers (which begin at 11:30 AM) on Sunday, April 16. We anticipate the Blessing and Picnic will begin at 1:00 PM. The picnic will be outside this year (weather permitting). The church will provide tables and chairs. Parishioners are responsible for everything else: food, drinks, utensils, etc. Additional grills will be available for grilling meats and our kitchen staff will be available to help with heating and baking your dishes. Reservations are required, please click on this link to make your reservations today. If you would like to help defer the cost of the picnic you can donate by clicking this link.



Please save the date and join the Philoptochos in The Oaks as we support Women's Wellness and Awareness on Saturday, April 29 at 11:30 (PDT) for a wonderful presentation on digital media - its advantages and potential risks for our children and teens. Jamie Nunez, Western Regional Manager from Common Sense Media, a premier digital training resource, will show us how to engage our children safely.  Refreshments will be served.  Register by clicking here. Click here for the event flyer.  



Please click here for the latest Philoptochos news - straight from our most recent Board meeting.   


. . . and if not tomorrow, then definitely by May 20 for “Nights on Broadway,” the fabulous Philoptochos Fashion Show and Luncheon! It’s not THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM— just get your friends together and enjoy a delicious lunch, beautiful fashions, and spectacular entertainment. You deserve OH, WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MORNING (and afternoon), so put a reminder on your calendar— GET ME TO THE CHURCH ON TIME, 11:30 am on Sat., May 20!   

KOTLIC FESTIVAL - Saturday, May 20

Save the date and make sure to join us on Saturday, May 20 from 3 PM for a day full of fun entertainment and delicious food at the annual Kotlic Fest, held by Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church and Bay Area Serbs in Moraga. This goulash-cooking festival and competition offers attendees a chance to taste different varieties of goulash (stew of meat and vegetables seasoned with paprika and other spices), hear several artists from both Serbia and the U.S., see numerous educational exhibitions and dance performances, participate in several fun activities, and enjoy many other attractions included in our rich cultural and entertainment program. Hope to see you on May 20th! Please click here for the flyer.


Upcoming Services

Friday, March 31 – Akathist Hymn, 7:00 PM
Saturday, April 1 – Great Vespers, 5:30 PM
Sunday, April 2 – Sunday of Saint Mary of Egypt – 8:45 AM, Orthros, 10:00 AM, Divine Liturgy
Monday, April 3 – Great Compline, 7:00 PM
Wednesday, April 5 – Ninth Hour / Presanctified Liturgy, 5:30 PM
Saturday, April 8 – Saturday of Lazarus – 8:30 AM, Orthros; 9:30 AM, Divine Liturgy (Communion Breakfast and Palm-Folding to follow – see news above)
Saturday, April 8 – Great Vespers, 5:30 PM
Sunday, April 9 – Palm Sunday – 8:45 AM, Orthros, 10:00 AM, Divine Liturgy (Luncheon to follow – see news above)
Sunday, April 9 – Service of the Bridegroom, 7 PM
Monday, April 10 – Great & Holy Monday / Service of the Bridegroom, 7 PM
Tuesday, April 11 – Great & Holy Tuesday / Service of the Bridegroom, 7 PM
Wednesday, April 12 – Great & Holy Wednesday / Presanctified Liturgy, 7 AM
Wednesday, April 12 – Sacrament of the Holy Oil, 3 PM
Wednesday, April 12 – Service of the Bridegroom / Sacrament of the Holy Oil, 7 PM
Thursday, April 13 – Great & Holy Thursday / Liturgy of Saint Basil the Great, 8:30 AM
Thursday, April 13 – Service of the Holy Passion, 7 PM
Friday, April 14 – Holy Friday - Vigil of the Royal Hours, 8:00 AM
Friday, April 14 – Vespers of the Descent from the Cross, 3 PM
Friday, April 14 – Service of the Lamentations, 7 PM
Saturday, April 15 – Great & Holy Saturday, Divine Liturgy, 8:30 AM
Saturday, April 15 – Resurrection Matins, 11 PM
Sunday, April 16 – Holy Pascha – Agape Vespers, 11:30 AM (Egg Hunt and Picnic following, see news above)

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