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SAINT OF THE DAY - Saint John Climacus - Sunday, March 18
This Saint gave himself over to the ascetical life from his early youth. Experienced both in the solitary life of the hermit and in the communal life of cenobitic monasticism, he was appointed Abbot of the Monastery at Mount Sinai and wrote a book containing thirty homilies on virtue. Each homily deals with one virtue, and progressing from those that deal with holy and righteous activity (praxis) unto those that deal with divine vision (theoria), they raise a man up as though by means of steps unto the height of Heaven. For this cause his work is called "The Ladder of Divine Ascent." The day he was made Abbot of Sinai, the Prophet Moses was seen giving commands to those who served at table. Saint John reposed in 603, at eighty years of age.
THANK YOU from the Philoptochos!
We have had two events recently which were so successful because of you!  First, we had our annual Kids’n’Cancer coffee hour brunch where we raised and are sending $7,000 – a record high!  We did not have a record number of people in attendance, but the generosity of those who were there was fantastic.  Somehow, the Lord always provides.  This money will be presented to His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos later this spring.  Thank you all once again. / Last Saturday we hosted our Women’s Health and Wellness Membership Tea.  It has long been a tradition here at Holy Cross that sometime in the spring we have a health event for our members as a way to say thank you for being a part of the Philoptochos movement.  What better way to thank our members than to present some of the latest medical and health information and share the fellowship of their Philoptochos sisters.  This year we chose to focus on ways to experience better health through non-medical procedures.  Specifically we heard Father share with us that prayer can affect your body and your soul.  Active participation in our faith will yield benefits to your physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.  We had a surprise testimonial speaker.  Virginia Coppock shared her story of her recuperation after breaking her pelvis.   She felt that all was lost, but found that she had more work to do here on earth and through prayer began to feel like the old Virginia once again.  She received a standing ovation – well-deserved.  Tanya Spirtos shared scientific data that she had found out of UC Berkeley showing that expressing gratitude helps you to stay healthy.  A music therapist showed us how playing music to a loved one with dementia may awaken parts of the brain.  A Food as Medicine speaker gave us pictures of what our plates of food should look like.  And Thomy Iuppa prepared a very healthy and delicious lunch which followed many of the suggestions in the speaker’s presentation.  Thank you to the almost 90 members who came from all over the Bay Area from as far away as Reno to be a wonderful audience for these dedicated and knowledgeable speakers! 
Holy Cross Philoptochos Annual Fashion Show. Saturday, April 28. Come enjoy the culture and flavors of Argentina. Tango attire encouraged. Gentlemen are most welcome. Hosted reception at 11:30am; Luncheon at 12:30pm. Donation: $60. Look for your invitation in the mail, or text HCFASHION to 41444 and follow the onscreen instructions. Reservations & info: Laura Jadelrab: 650-678-0336 or
Calling all young people in grades 4-12!  This year's topics for the Saint John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival are available.  Children in grades 4-6 can present a speech on any topic, those in grades 7-12 must select a topic from a set list. Children of all ages benefit by having public speaking experiences.  If your child is going to participate in this faith-inspired event, please email Allison Virsik ( so that she can include your child in the program.  Deadline for letting her know about participation is end of day Wednesday, March 14.  If your child is not participating this year, please bring them to the luncheon immediately following Liturgy next Sunday to hear the speeches.  As a reminder, children in grades 4-6 can present a speech on any topic, those in grades 7-12 must select a topic from a set list. See this link for topics and information or contact Allison

Sunday, March 11 - Veneration of the Holy Cross - 8:45 AM, Orthros, 10:00 AM, Divine Liturgy
Monday, March 12 – Great Compline, 7 PM
Wednesday, March 14 – Ninth Hour / Presanctified Liturgy, 5:30 PM
Friday, March 16 – Salutations to the Theotokos, 7 PM
Saturday, March 17 – Great Vespers, 5:30 PM
Sunday, March 18 – Sunday of Saint John Climacus - 8:45 AM, Orthros, 10:00 AM, Divine Liturgy
Monday, March 19 – Salutations to the Holy Cross, 7 PM
Wednesday, March 21 – Ninth Hour / Presanctified Liturgy, 5:30 PM
Friday, March 23 – Ninth Hour / Presanctified Liturgy, 8:30 AM
Friday, March 23 – Akathist Hymn, 7 PM
Saturday, March 24 – no Great Vespers
Saturday, March 24 – Annunciation Vespers (Modesto), 6:00 PM
Sunday, March 25 – Annunciation of the Theotokos / Saint Mary of Egypt - 8:45 AM, Orthros, 10:00 AM, Divine Liturgy
Monday, March 26 – Great Compline, 7 PM
Wednesday, March 28 – Ninth Hour / Presanctified Liturgy, 5:30 PM
Friday, March 30 – Ninth Hour / Presanctified Liturgy, 8:30 AM

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 Tom Felactu. Click here for schedule: ACOLYTE.docx





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