Sunday of the Cross AND 1st Sunday of Church School
Beloved in Christ, Christ is in our Midst! He is and ever shall be!
Reminders: Our inaugural Mini-Retreat "Equipped to Serve" tomorrow at Church from 3PM. Who can/should attend? EVERYONE! A simple meal of Anna's Veggie Soup and bread to follow Vespers; then Compline, Canon of Preparation and Forgiveness. Come, learn and grow in order to be equipped to serve.
This Sunday is the beginning of Church School. We will have our traditional Prayer Service for the Beginning of the Church School Year before Communion. Beloved, it is also the Sunday of the Holy Cross. To enable the kids to behold the Service of the Cross, I'll be doing the special Service of the Cross at it's traditional place; the end of the Great Doxology, right before the Divine Liturgy. So, be on time to be able to blessed by the full service of the Cross; then we enter, "Blessed is the Kingdom..." At the end of the Liturgy we will once more "Bow down in Worship x3" before the Cross, but come early for the full blessing. The Feast of the Cross is a day of Strict Fast, so we'll enjoy the leftovers of Anna's Veggie Soup and whatever vegetarian offerings anyone brings for Coffee Hour.
Fr. Simeon B. Corona
St. Gregory of Nyssa Greek Orthodox Church
1454 Jamacha Rd.
El Cajon, CA 92019
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