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, 1 October 2022||[Elevation of the Holy Cross - Patronal Feast Day] Festal Matins; Divine Liturgy [Fr Theophilos]||8:00am|
|Sunday, 2 October 2022||[After-feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross; Martyr Trofimos] Midnight Office & 6th Hour; Typika||9.00am|
|Saturday, 8 October 2022||[Saint Evfrosini & Saint Sergios of Radonezh] 9th Hour & Great Vespers; Compline||3:30pm|
|Sunday, 9 October 2022||[Repose of Apostle John the Theologian] Midnight Office & 6th Hour; Typika||9.00am|
|Saturday, 15 October 2022||[Martyrs Kyprianos & Ioustina] The Hours; Divine Liturgy [Fr Theophilos]||8:30am|
|Sunday, 16 October 2022||[Dionysios the Areopagite] Midnight Office & 6th Hour; Typika||9:00am|
|Saturday, 22 October 2022||[Apostle Iakovos (James) son of Alfaios] 9th Hour & Great Vespers [Followed by Q & A with Fr Theophilos]||3:30pm|
|Sunday, 23 October 2022||[Fathers of the 7th Ecumenical Council] Midnight Office & 6th Hour; Typika||9:00am|
|Saturday, 29 October 2022||[Longinos the centurion] 9th Hour & Great Vespers; Compline||3:30pm|
|Sunday, 30 October 2022||[Saint Andrew of Crete] Midnight Office & 6th Hour; Typika||9:00am|