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Christ is Risen!

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O Death, where is your sting? O Hell, where is your victory?

Christ is risen and you are overthrown!

Christ is risen and the demons are fallen!

Christ is risen and the angels rejoice!

Christ is risen and life reigns!

Christ is risen and not one dead remains in the grave!

For Christ, having risen from the dead, is become the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep. To Him be glory and dominion unto ages of ages. Amen.

From: The Catechetical Sermon of St. John Chrysostom

Schedule of Services for Holy Week and Pascha

Click for the Schedule of Services for Holy Week and Pascha as a PDf, or it is also on our Schedule page.

At the Service of the 12 Passion Gospels

Recent Sermons and Articles

Resources for Great Lent

Father Christopher collected a great wealth of spiritual resources for Lent and offers them in this letter to the Faithful.

Building our Own House Churches: On the Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple St. Luke (Voyno-Yasenetsky) Of Simferopol

Before all other deeds, remember about this great deed: that your children, innocent and pure children, take into their pure hearts the Law of God, the commandments of Christ, at least from the small amount of instruction that they can receive from you.

You have not yet forgotten the Law of God, so teach, teach your children, and then your family will become your house church. And the light of Christ from this house church will spread invisibly for you beyond the boundaries of your family.

The Light of Christ, His Divine Truth, will invisibly flow into the hearts and minds of all those who have dealings with you. It could be that the influence of your house church will go beyond its boundaries.

Then the eternal blessing of our Lord and God Jesus Christ, His Beginningless Father, and the All-Holy Spirit will be upon you. Article

Forgiveness Requires Courage: Fr. Alexis Trader.

The more we forgive, the more courage we gather within our heart which in turn makes it easier to forgive the next time, and the time after that, and seventy-times seven that follow. When we begin living according to a life in Christ, our world changes, we perceive those around us differently. We begin to see them as Christ sees them. Most importantly, we recognize the grace of Christ operative in our lives. We can then echo the words of Saint Paul, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me” (Phillippians 4:13) and that includes forgiving everyone, even those who have wronged us greviously. Article

Outdoor Blessing of the Waters, 2016

Parish News

Holy Pascha

New – Updated 5/6/19! We have some video and photos from Pascha!

Holy Saturday

New – Updated 5/6/19! We have some photographs from Holy Saturday!

Holy Friday

New – Updated 5/6/19! We have some photographs from Holy Friday!

Holy Theophany

We have photos from the celebrations of Palm Sunday!

Holy Theophany

We have photos from the Sunday of Orthodoxy.

Holy Theophany

We have photos from the Sunday of Forgiveness.

Holy Theophany

We have photos from Nikolai's baptism!

Holy Theophany

We celebrated Holy Theophany, and after, the Outdoor Blessing of the Waters.

Children's Choir & Caroling

Children and adults sang Christmas carols just before Christmas.

St. Nicholas' Visit

St. Nicholas came to visit Holy Cross!

Palm Sunday

We have photos from Pentecost, and the chrismations on Pentecost!

Holy Friday

We have some photos from the services on Holy Friday!

Palm Sunday

We have some photos from the services of Pascha!

Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday was a festive celebration, with our yearly photograph of parish children after the procession.

Teach Liturgy

On Soul Saturday, Father Christopher celebrated a teaching liturgy, teaching during the Proskomedia and the Divine Liturgy.

Outdoor Blessing of the Waters

On the Sunday of Orthodoxy, we had a procession with icons, and took a photo of the children.

Outdoor Blessing of the Waters

In the first week of Lent, parishioners gathered to pray the penitential Canon of St. Andrew.

Outdoor Blessing of the Waters

We began Lent with the Rite of Forgiveness.

Outdoor Blessing of the Waters

Thanks to Whitney for photos from the Outdoor Blessing of the Waters on the Sunday following Theophany.

Thanks to Sergey for photos from the John Luke's Baptism on the Sunday after Nativity!

Thanks to Sergey for many more photos from the baptisms and chrismations just before Nativity!

Nativity Play

We have photos from the children's Nativity Play!

Vigil service

Our celebration of the Nativity of Christ began with a beautiful and joyous Vigil service.

Group Photo of Newly-Illumined and Sponsors

We celebrated 5 baptisms and 11 chrismations on the Sunday before Nativity!

Teaching about Confession

The first of 2017's Nativity Prefeast services began the final stage of prayerful preparation for Holy Nativity.

St. Nicholas visited Holy Cross this year again, and later, many parishioners and their children sang Christmas carols at Adams Farm Living and Rehabilitation, where our brother George of blessed memory used to live.

Father Christopher gathered together the parish children who are approaching the appropriate age and offered them some teaching about confession.

After so many years of hoping, researching, planning, preparing and praying, at last we had our first meeting with the builders, initiating the actual path toward building our new church!

For more, please see our Parish News, Photos and Videos page.