Calendar

WORSHIP SCHEDULE

Saturdays:
   4:30 p.m. Confession.
   5:00 p.m. Great Vespers.

Sundays:
   9:45 a.m. Orthros (Morning Prayer).
   10:00 a.m. Choir Practice.
   11:00 a.m. The Divine Liturgy.
   12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Eastern Christian Formation/Sunday School for children in kindergarten to grade 8. (Starts on September 24, 2017)
   12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Youth Ministry spiritual discussion (Grades 9-12).
   12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Young Adults Group for ages 21-35. (Every First Sunday of The Month).

ARABIC AND ENGLISH DIVINE LITURGY. The Arabic Divine Liturgy is on the first Saturday of each month and the English Divine Liturgy is on the next day (usually also the first Sunday of the month). On the remaining Sundays, the Divine Liturgy is in both English and Arabic.

Holy Days and weekday services are in the bulletin or listed below.


UPCOMING EVENTS
Thursday, April 18. Great and Holy Thursday.
11:00 a.m. The Divine Liturgy of Saint Basil the Great. Institution of the Holy Eucharist (In the Church).
Matthew 26:26-28. “Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, ‘Take, eat; this is my body.’ And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, ‘Drink of it, all of you; for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.

12:30 p.m. Please come to help decorate the Tomb of Christ.

7:00 p.m. Washing of the Feet, Passion Gospels, and Crucifixion Service (In the Church).
John 13:3-5, 12-14. “Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going to God, [4] rose from supper, laid aside his garments, and girded himself with a towel. [5] Then he poured water into a basin, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which he was girded. … [12] When he had washed their feet, and taken his garments, and resumed his place, he said to them, ‘Do you know what I have done to you? [13] You call me Teacher and Lord; and you are right, for so I am. [14] If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet.’ ”

Friday, April 19. Great and Holy Friday.
11:00 a.m. Royal Hours, Descent from the Cross, and Burial of Christ (In the Church).
7:00 p.m. Service Of Lamentations (Funeral of Christ / Genaz Al-Maseeh) (In the large covered tent).
Isaiah 53:5. “He was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that made us whole, and with his stripes we are healed.”

Saturday, April 20. Great and Holy Saturday.
11:00 a.m. Blessing of the New Light, Vespers, and Discovery of the Empty Tomb. The Divine Liturgy of Saint Basil the Great (In the Church).
1 Peter 3:18-20. “For Christ also died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit; [19] in which he went and preached to the spirits in prison.”

10:00 p.m. Hajmeh, Resurrection Matins, and Divine Liturgy. Following the Divine Liturgy, we will bless the bread and eggs.
1 Corinthians 15:20-22. “Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep. For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.”

Sunday, April 21. Great and Holy Pascha/Easter Sunday. The Feast of The Resurrection of Christ.
9:55 a.m. Choir practice.
11:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy of the Holy Resurrection (In the Church). Christ is Risen. Al-Maseeh Qaam.

Saturday, April 27.
4:30 p.m. Confession.
5:00 p.m. Vespers (Evening prayer).
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Meet at Isaiah House, Set up, serve meals, visit with the women, and clean up.

Sunday, April 28. Thomas Sunday.
9:45 a.m. Orthros (Morning prayer).
10:00 a.m. Choir practice.
11:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy. Special Catholic Home Missions collection. For further information visit: usccb.org
John 20:26-29. “Eight days later, Jesus’s disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. The doors were shut, but Jesus came and stood among them, and said, ‘Peace be with you.’ [27] Then he said to Thomas, ‘Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side; do not be faithless, but believing.’ [28] Thomas answered him, ‘My Lord and my God!’ [29] Jesus said to him, ‘Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe.’ ”
12:30 p.m. Annual Holy Cross Church post-Easter Parish Luncheon. Kabob and chicken BBQ with drinks. $20.00 for adults and $10 for children. Music, jumpers and an Easter Egg hunt.

Saturday, May 4.
5:00 p.m. Divine Liturgy in Arabic.

Sunday, May 5.
On the first Sunday of each month, you may use your building fund envelope (or a specially marked envelope) and deposit it in the regular collection. Thank you for your continued generosity as we move closer to our parish goal of a new hall and church building.
9:45 a.m. Orthros (Morning Prayer).
9:55 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Choir practice.
11:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy in English.
12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Eastern Christian Formation/Sunday School for children in kindergarten to grade 8.
12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Youth Ministry spiritual discussion for all in grades 9-12. Presentation by Deacon Elias Kashou.
12:15-1:30 p.m. Young Adults Group for ages 21-35. Lunch and Kayaking after church in Long Beach. (5411 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90803).
12:15 p.m. College Ministry: Planning meeting for May-August events.

Saturday, May 11.
4:30 p.m. Confession.
5:00 p.m. Vespers (Evening prayer).

Sunday, May 12. Mother's Day.
9:45 a.m. Orthros (Morning prayer).
9:55 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Choir practice.
11:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy.
12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Eastern Christian Formation/Sunday School for children in kindergarten to grade 8.
12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Youth Ministry spiritual discussion for all in grades 9-12.

5:45 p.m. Music practice in the hall.
6:30 p.m. Divine Liturgy. The Melkite Eastern Catholic Community at Saint Kilian’s Roman Catholic Church.

Thursday, May 16.
7:00 p.m. Young Adults Group for ages 21-35. Theology movie, discussion and potluck at Holy Cross Church.

Saturday, May 18.
4:30 p.m. Confession.
5:00 p.m. Vespers (Evening prayer).

Sunday, May 19.
9:45 a.m. Orthros (Morning prayer).
9:55 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Choir practice.
11:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy led by Holy Cross Church Children’s choir on third Sunday of the month. Arrive at 10:30 a.m. in the choir room, ready, and dressed in a white button down shirt or blouse, navy blue skirt or pants, and black close toe shoes.
12:00 p.m. Sunday School for children in kindergarten to grade 8. Graduation Day.
12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Youth Ministry spiritual discussion for all in grades 9-12.
1:30 p.m. Theosis Meeting in Conference Room. Adult members of Cross Church are invited to learn more about their Eastern Byzantine tradition by attending our monthly meetings to discuss how Scripture and Christ’s teachings show us how God became man in order so that man can become God-like. Anyone seeking more information can contact - Mark Bergeron at (714) 307-2196.

Saturday, May 25.
3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Prepare meal in the Holy Cross Hall Kitchen for Isaiah House Catholic Worker’s Women’s shelter.
4:30 p.m. Carpool to Isaiah House (316 South Cypress Avenue, Santa Ana. http://occatholicworker.org).
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Set up, serve meals, visit with the women, and clean up.

4:30 p.m. Confession.
5:00 p.m. Vespers (Evening prayer).

Sunday, May 26.
9:45 a.m. Orthros (Morning prayer).
9:55 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Choir practice.
11:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy.
12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Youth Ministry spiritual discussion for all in grades 9-12.

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