January 2020

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 January 2020 (civil calendar)

Saturday 4 January
4:30pm     The Great Hours of Nativity & Small Compline

Sunday 5 January
8:30am     Festal Matins, 1st Hour Divine Liturgy with Fr Theophilus
~followed by light refreshments in the trapeza

Sunday 12 January
9:00am     Midnight Office, 6th Hour, Typica
~followed by light refreshments in the trapeza

Saturday18 January
4:30pm     The Great Hours of Theophany

Sunday 19 January (Feast of Theophany)
9:00am     Midnight Office, 6th Hour, Typica
~followed by light refreshments in the trapeza

Sunday 25 January
9:00am     3rd & 6th Hour, Festal Liturgy, Great Blessing of the Waters with Fr Theophilus
~followed by light refreshments in the trapeza

Sunday 26 January
9:00am     Midnight Office, 6th Hour, Typica
~followed by light refreshments in the trapeza


The Feast of Nativity of our Lord (25 December, Chruch calendar) this year falls on Tuesday 7th January, civil calendar. Holy Cross will hold the festal services of Nativity on the preceding Saturday eve and Sunday morning, as we have limited access to the building at other times. We will maintain the Nativity fast at our trapeza meal on 5th January in accordance with the Church calendar, in unity with all Orthodox Christians who are still fasting until Tuesday.


All services are held at our temporary home

Croxton Hall
Corner St. Georges Road & Shaftesbury Parade
Thornbury

Croxton Hall faces onto Shaftesbury Parade, to the rear of the Uniting Church building at 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.