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KRITIKI VRATHIA - Saturday, February 9

Church of the Holy Cross Dance Ministry presents Kritiki Vrathia / FDF Preview Glendi featuring live musicians from Rethymno, Crete (Manolis Skoutelis, Lyra/Askomandura; and Spyros Skouradakis, Laouto) and preview of FDF performances from all Holy Cross groups. Saturday, February 9; 6:30 PM appetizers (no-host bar) and 7:30 PM dinner. $55 for adults and $25 children, 12 and under. RSVP to cretanglendi2019@gmail.com or call Evangelia Daskalakis 650-921-2948; or Kathy Flocas 650-862-2610. Pay online at

https://www.churchyard.org/events/cretanglendi/  All proceeds will benefit our Dance Program.
SAINT OF THE DAY - Saint Spyridon - Wednesday, December 12
Spyridon, the God-bearing Father of the Church, the great defender of Corfu and the boast of all the Orthodox, had Cyprus as his homeland. He was simple in manner and humble of heart, and was a shepherd of sheep. When he was joined to a wife, he begat of her a daughter whom they named Irene. After his wife's departure from this life, he was appointed Bishop of Trimythus, and thus he became also a shepherd of rational sheep. When the First Ecumenical Council was assembled in Nicaea, he also was present, and by means of his most simple words stopped the mouths of the Arians who were wise in their own conceit. By the divine grace which dwelt in him, he wrought such great wonders that he received the surname 'Wonderworker." So it is that, having tended his flock piously and in a manner pleasing to God, he reposed in the Lord about the year 350, leaving to his country his sacred relics as a consolation and source of healing for the faithful.

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CHRISTMAS FAMILY SHARING
It's that time of year to reach out to the greater community and share our Christmas love! For 40 families in San Mateo County we will be providing a food gift card towards a Christmas meal and toys for the children. We will also collect NEW coats for children, ages 0-17. Finally, we will be putting together hygiene kits for IOCC to be used in areas affected by war and natural disasters. Delivery will be Monday, December 17 at 6:00 PM. Days to help assemble items will be on Tuesday, December 11 and Friday, December 14 and Sunday, December 16. Questions? Email Anastacia.
BYZANTINE MUSIC INTRODUCTION CLASSES - Thursdays at 6:30 PM
Join us in the Contos Library. Chanting is at the heart of all of our worship in the Orthodox Church. This class is for anyone interested in developing a deeper knowledge of the services of our Church and to learn how we chant them. Please contact Ross Ritterman (ross.ritterman@gmail.com) if you are interested in attending! 

  
Sunday, December 9 – Tenth Sunday of Luke / Conception of Saint Anna - 8:45 AM, Orthros, 10:00 AM, Divine Liturgy
Wednesday, December 12 – Saint Spyridon – 8 AM, Orthros; 9 AM, Divine Liturgy
Saturday, December 15 – Saint Eleftherios – 8 AM, Orthros; 9 AM, Divine Liturgy
Saturday, December 15 – Great Vespers, 5:30 PM
Sunday, December 16 – Eleventh Sunday of Luke - 8:45 AM, Orthros, 10:00 AM, Divine Liturgy
Monday, December 17 – Saint Dionysios – 8 AM, Orthros; 9 AM, Divine Liturgy
Saturday, December 22 – Great Vespers, 5:30 PM
Sunday, December 23 – Sunday Before the Nativity - 8:45 AM, Orthros, 10:00 AM, Divine Liturgy
Monday, December  24 – Christmas Eve Morning – 8 AM, Royal Hours / Vesperal Liturgy of Saint Basil
Monday, December  24 – Christmas Eve – 8 PM, Christmas Matins; 9 PM, Divine Liturgy
Tuesday, December 25 – Christmas Day - 8:45 AM, Matins; 10 AM, Divine Liturgy
Thursday, December 27 – Saint Stephen – 8 AM, Orthros; 9 AM, Divine Liturgy
Saturday, December 29 – Great Vespers, 5:30 PM
Sunday, December 30 – Sunday Following the Nativity - 8:45 AM, Orthros, 10:00 AM, Divine Liturgy
Tuesday, January 1 – Saint Basil – 8:45 AM, Matins; 10 AM, Divine Liturgy
Friday, January 4 – The Royal Hours of Theophany – 8 AM
Saturday, January 5 – Eve of Theophany – 8:45 AM, Orthros; 10 AM, Divine Liturgy / Blessing of the Waters
Saturday, January 5 – Great Vespers, 5:30 PM
Sunday, January 6 – Holy Theophany - 8:45 AM, Orthros, 10:00 AM, Divine Liturgy / Blessing of the Waters
Monday, January 7 – Saint John the Forerunner – 8 AM, Orthros; 9 AM, Divine Liturgy
  

Attention All Acolytes: You may serve on Sundays when your group is not assigned, but on non-assigned days you must go to Religious Education after communion. If you are assigned, then all remain in the altar through the end of the Liturgy, include the memorial service.  All groups are called to be there for: Thanksgiving Sunday, Christmas Eve, Saturday of Lazarus and Holy Week. 

If you wish to serve in the Altar, please contact Father Tom Felactu. Click here for the 2018-19 schedule.

 

 

                                                                    

 



  
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