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Lenten Reflections

This week we celebrate the "Sunday of Orthodoxy." The victory over the iconoclasts is not called the celebration of iconolatry but the Triumph of Orthodoxy. It does not mean that after the 10th Century heresies would or could not appear any more; but it means that all following heresies, even though they were numerous and various, find their accusation and refutation in the definitions of the Seven Ecumenical Councils. The victory of Orthodoxy in the Greek Church itself was first celebrated on the first Sunday of Great Lent. More...

PARISH NEWS

We have some wonderful photos from Daniel's baptism!

New! We now have some more photos from the Outdoor Blessing of the Waters!

We now have many more photos from the Outdoor Blessing of the Waters.

We now have some video and a few snapshots from the Outdoor Blessing of the Waters.

Our Outdoor Blessing of the Waters was featured with a photo gallery in the High Point Enterprise news!

We have a few photos from Theophany, and the Great Blessing of the Waters.

We had joyous celebrations of the Nativity of Christ, and the services of the Forefeast, but we have no pictures to offer.

Church School students and families sang Christmas carols at Adams Farm Assisted Living. They were enthusiastically received and did a great job of spreading holiday cheer!

We have a few photos from the celebration of the Entry of the Theotokos.

On November 9, Holy Cross parishioners, choir members and Father Christopher served vespers at the campus of Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, NC, at the request of many who are interested in starting an Orthodox Christian mission there.

We served the Molieben for Those Who Grieve at the Loss of an Infant. People from around the country, having learned about the upcoming service online, also contributed names of children who we prayed for.

We now have some additional photos from our annual parish Fall Picnic at City Lake Park!

The celebration of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross was joyous and beautiful. We have some video excerpts and photos.

Elizabeth and Nicholas were married on Sunday, August 17, in a joyous and beautiful ceremony. We now have a brief video!

We have a few photos from the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.

We have a few photos from the Vespers and Divine Liturgy on Holy Transfiguration.

We now have photos from baptisms and chrismations on Holy Saturday.

We now have many wonderful photos from Pascha!

We now have many more photos from the baptism, chrismations, and Palm Sunday!

We have a video of the blessing of the baskets on Pascha.

We now have a video of some of the Paschal Matins service!

We now have a second video from Pascha on the same page as the first. This one is of the reading of the Gospel and continuing the procession into the church.

We have a video from the procession on Pascha, and hope to have more, soon!

We have some video excerpts from the Lamentations, including the procession of the faithful around the church following the Epitaphion/Plaschanitsa.

We have a video clip of the Procession of the Epitaphion/Plaschanitsa, laying Christ's Body in the Tomb.

We have some video and a few photos from the Service of the 12 Passion Gospels.

We now have some photos of the baptism and chrismations from Palm Sunday!

We have a brief excerpt from the service on the evening of Holy Wednesday.

We have a few snapshots from Vespers of Palm Sunday, and a short video clip of the procession. We hope to have more photos of Palm Sunday, including the Baptism and Chrismations soon.

We have some photos from the service of Annunciation.

We have some photos from our celebration of the Sunday of the Veneration of the Holy Cross.

We celebrated the Sunday of Orthodoxy with a procession of icons.

We celebrated together the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts in the first week of Lent, which will continue through Lent.

In the first week of Great Lent we gathered to celebrate the Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete.

We have a video and many wonderful photos from our Outdoor Blessing of the Waters at City Lake Park, on the Sunday following Theophany.

We have a few photos from the services of Holy Theophany.

We have a few photos from Holy Nativity.

Nativity prefeast services offered spiritual refuge from the stresses of the secular season, preparing us to celebrate Holy Nativity.

St. Nicholas visited Holy Cross, spoke, and gave gifts to all of the children!

We celebrated the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple.

We now have many wonderful photographs and a video of Betsey and Charles' wedding!

We have some photos of Betsey's (Mary's) chrismation!

We now have many wonderful photos of Archbishop Nikon's visit and his blessing of our land!

We have a number of videos from Archbishop Nikon's visit, his blessing of our land, and the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.

Many parishioners worked together to clear the land for blessing by Archbishop Nikon.

Our celebration of the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos included welcoming six new Catechumens, and the Chrismation of 4 new members of the Faithful!

We have a few photos from the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos.

On August 28, Elizabeth was welcomed as a Catechumen!

We have some photos from Elena's baptism a few weeks ago!

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Please see our Photos page for more photos, and our Parish News page for more about events in our parish.

Welcome to Holy Cross: The Orthodox Church serving the Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point area of North Carolina with services entirely in English.

Meeting of our Lord with Symeon in the Temple

The Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete

Please join us in celebrating together the special services of the first week of Lent. The Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete is a powerful and moving expression of contrition and repentance, and the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts is beautiful and offers strength for the ascetic struggle of Lent. Please see the calendar on our Schedule Page for details.

The Truth of Jesus Christ brings healing, peace, joy and freedom. Our mission is to witness to his Truth to all people in the Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point area.

Jesus Christ established one, and only one eternal and unchanging Church through His Apostles 2,000 years ago – the Orthodox Church – and he promised the gates of hell would not prevail against it. That Church is right here in the Triad area. We welcome everyone to join! More...

Do you want peace, consolation, healing and renewal?

The [Orthodox] Divine services are a blessed fount from which the heavenly Grace abundantly pours forth its gifts upon all those who serve the Lord in fullness of heart – gifts of mercy, peace, consolation, purification, sanctification, enlightenment, healing, renewal, and – what is most precious – the gift of worship, in Divine Liturgy and Holy Communion.

St. John of Kronstadt, "Thoughts on the Divine Liturgy"

The first Christians believed that Jesus Christ knows the suffering of humankind, and chose to become one of us, to live and die with and for us, to save us. So do we.

The first Christians believed that when two or three gather together in His Name, Jesus Christ is present in the midst of them. So do we.

The first Christians believed that when they offered bread and wine for blessing by God, they shared together the true Body and true Blood of Jesus Christ. So do we.

... because we are the first Christians!

The Orthodox Church is the Body of Christ, the ancient Church established by Jesus Christ once, now, and for all ages, unchanged in Faith since the times of the Apostles. No one has ever needed to try to "reform" the Orthodox Church, because it never strayed from the true path of Christ. Nor do the Orthodox need to try to "rediscover" the Apostolic Church, because the Orthodox Church is today what it always has been for more than 2,000 continuous years: the Apostolic Church.

Every Sunday we gather together to stand in the presence of the living God, lifting our hearts to join with the heavenly angels and all the saints, singing in psalms and hymns, in prayer and worship before God. We invite you to join us!

It can be intimidating to come to a new, unfamiliar church, so we have prepared resources for you to learn more about us. Our parish is located in High Point, near Greensboro and Winston Salem, North Carolina. You can learn about what you'll find on your first visit, when our services are, and how to find us. You can learn more about our parish, and about the Orthodox Christian Church.