|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.
For the week through to Sunday 24 December (civil)
(11 December in the Church Calendar)
Services are at usual times this weekend.
Saturday 23 December
5:00pm Great Vespers & Compline
Sunday 24 December
9:00am Midnight Office, 6th Hour, Typica
followed by light refreshments in the trapeza.
We remind that Holy Cross services are ordered according to the traditional Orthodox Calendar. The Feast of Nativity, 25th December, coincides with 7 January in the civil calendar. 25th December in the civil calendar has no particular festal significance for Orthodox Christians, and no additional services will be held.
30 & 31 December: As usual, Typica on Sunday
6 & 7 January: Feast of Nativity. Times to be advised. Divine Luturgy on Sunday 7 Jan/25 December
All services are held at our temporary home
Croxton Uniting Church
326 St. Georges Road, Thornbury
(Corner of Shaftesbury Parade)
This is next to the St Georges Motor Inn. There is plenty of free kerb-side car parking on St Georges Road and Shaftesbury Parade. Our services are in the timber hall facing onto Shaftesbury Parade, to the the rear of the brick Uniting Church building. Look for ‘dance hall’ signage. Melway 30E5.
Yarra Trams Route 11, Stop 32 Normanby Avenue, is adjacent. If travelling outbound, cross St Georges Road at Normanby Avenue. Walk 100m toward the city on the inbound side, and left at the corner of Shaftesbury Parade. You’ve arrived.