All of our services are in contemporary English. Our liturgical texts are translated from the original Greek texts of the Apostoliki Diaconia of the Church of Greece, printed in Athens 1964, and cross-referenced with the text of the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece, printed in Jerusalem 1892.
Regarding our translations at Holy Cross:
“All liturgical translations must be accurate translation of the original ancient Church Greek Texts, translated into a poetic, precise, beautiful and easily understood language, . . for us in Australia, and indeed around the world, the common language is English. A sense of rhythm and sound of language must accommodate for the hymnody to be chanted and/or sung.
[Archimandrite Lazarus (Moore) of blessed memory]
“It is through the liturgical texts, that the ordinary worshipper comes into contact with the theological understanding of Holy Tradition, as it is expressed both in Scripture, and in the Church Fathers.”
[Archimandrite Efrem, of blessed memory, UK]
There are many English translations of Orthodox Services and hymnody, offered by heterodox (non-Orthodox), pretenders, and well-meaning Orthodox. We must avoid translations that have heresy, kako-Orthodoxy, un-Orthodox Scripture references, that are slanted toward incorrect doctrine/dogma, and, . . an outright foolish non-Orthodox mind-set that gives rise to innovations and distortions of the Faith.
We at Holy Cross have followed (to our best efforts) the directives of Fr Lazarus and his vision in translating holy Orthodoxy hymnody, since 1984.
Memory eternal our most beloved monastic.
SCEHUDLE OF SERVICES
|Saturday, 6 May 2023||[Great Martyr George] [Paschal Hour, Great Vespers & Compline]||3:30pm|
|Sunday, 7 May 2023||[Sunday of the Paralysed man] Festal Matins & Paschal Hour; Typika||8:30am|
|Saturday, 13 May 2023||[After-feast of Mid-Pentekost] Paschal Hour & Great Vespers; [Fr Theophilos]||3:30pm|
|Sunday, 14 May 2023||[Samaritan Woman] Festal Matins & Paschal Hour; Typika||8:30am|
|Saturday, 20 May 2023||Baptism, Liturgy & Crowning (marriage) of Spyridon and Maria Magdalena [Fr Theophilos]||8:30am|
|Sunday, 21 May 2023||[Blind Man] Festal Matins & Paschal Hou; Typika||8:30am|
|Saturday, 27 May 2023||[Ascension After-feast] [3rd & 6th Hour; Liturgy [with Fr Theophilos]||8:30am|
|Sunday, 28 May 2023||[Father of the 1st Ecumenical Council] Festal Matins & First Hour; Typika||8:30am|