December 2018

 

Exaltation of Cross Kontakion of the Cross, Tone 4
O Christ our God, you willingly accepted to be lifted on the Cross,
Giving your mercies to the new nation named after you;
Giving joy to Orthodox faithful.
And with your power you gave them victory over enemies.
~ May they have as an ally your Cross the invincible trophy,
the weapon of peace.

Services and Other Activities at Holy Cross
For December 2018 (civil calendar)

Saturday 1 December
4:30pm      Pan-nyhida for the repose of Archimandrite Lazarus (Moore)
                   9th Hour, Vespers, Small Compline
Sunday 2 December
9:00am     Midnight Office, 6th Hour, Divine Liturgy with Fr John (Ioannis)
                   ~followed by light refreshments in the trapeza.

Saturday 8 December
9:00am      3rd Hour, 6th Hour, Divine Liturgy with Bishop Ambrose
                   ~followed by light refreshments in the trapeza.
Sunday 9 December
9:00am     Midnight Office, 6th Hour, Typica
                   ~followed by light refreshments in the trapeza.

Sunday 16 December
9:00am     Midnight Office, 6th Hour, Typica
                   ~followed by light refreshments in the trapeza.

Sunday 23 December
9:00am     Midnight Office, 6th Hour, Typica
                   ~followed by light refreshments in the trapeza.

Sunday 30 December
9:00am     Midnight Office, 6th Hour, Typica
                   ~followed by light refreshments in the trapeza.


Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ
Holy Cross orders its services according to the calendar of the Orthodox Church. The Feast of Nativity is 25 December in the Orthodox Calendar, coinciding with 7 January in the civil calendar, and festal services commence the day before.
Holy Cross services for Feast of the Nativity will be published here as soon as they have been confirmed.


All services are held at our temporary home

Croxton Hall
Corner St. Georges Road & Shaftesbury Parade
Thornbury

Our services are in ‘Croxton Hall’ facing onto Shaftesbury Parade, to the rear of the Uniting Church building on 326 St Georges Road. Melway 30E5.

Tram Route 11, Stop 32 (Normanby Avenue) is adjacent. Walk 80m toward the city along St Georges Road, inbound side, and left at Shaftesbury Parade. You’ve arrived.