This Week (to 11 February)


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.

Concerning recent difficulties some are having with the weekly Propers (variables) email from Holy Cross: see separate post here.

Services and Other Activities at Holy Cross
For the week through to Sunday 11 February (civil)
(29 January in the Church Calendar)
These will be the last services with our Father, Bishop Photios, during this visit.

Saturday 10 February
4:30pm      Great Vespers, Compline

Sunday 11 February
8:30am     Matins, 1st Hour, Divine Liturgy (Bp Photios serving)
followed by light refreshments in the trapeza.

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. Walk 80m toward the city on the inbound side, and turn left at the corner of Shaftesbury Parade. You’ve arrived.