This Week (to 18 March 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 the week through to Sunday 18 March (civil)
(5 March in the Church Calendar)

Saturday 17 March
4:30pm      Memorial for the Departed
                   Great Vespers, Compline

Sunday 18 March
9:00am     Midnight Office, 6th Hour, Typica
                     ~followed by light refreshments in the trapeza.

Holy Week: We anticipate holding all daily services during Holy Week, 2 April, through to Pascha on Sunday 8 April. Divine Liturgy will be on Great Saturday morning 7 April, with Fr John (Ioannis) serving. (Al dates – civil calendar.)

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

All services are held at our temporary home
Croxton Uniting Church
326 St. Georges Road, Thornbury
(Corner of Shaftesbury Parade)

There is plenty of free kerb-side car parking on St Georges Road and Shaftesbury Parade. Our services are in the timber ‘Croxton Hall’ facing onto Shaftesbury Parade, to the the rear of the brick Uniting Church building. 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.