OUR SERVICES

Vespers 5:00PM- every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month followed by Bible Study and Potluck Dinner. No Vespers services are scheduled on the other Saturdays of the month.

Sunday 9:00AM- Orthros

Sunday 10:00AM- Divine Liturgy

Address:
375 Fleming Ave., Ormond Beach, FL 32174

All services in English

Email: contact@holycrossoc.org

UPCOMING EVENTS

October 19: Noyes Wedding Service, 10:30AM

October 20: Food For Hungry people Drive Begins

October 26: AMEN Cleanup

November 2: World Food Fare , 11AM-6:30PM

November 10: AMEN breakfast

November 15: Nativity Fast begins

November 21: Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos

 

World's Food Fare

November 2, 11 AM-6:30 PM

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THE POWER OF THE WRITTEN WORD

"Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved, but he who does not believe will be condemned." Mark 16:15-16

Do you realize that Jesus Christ did not put even ONE of His divine thoughts into writing! Fortunately, men like the Evangelists Matthew, Mark, Luke and John did, enabling us to learn the wonderful, meaningful teachings that our Lord gave to the world.

Throughout the course of Church History, the written word has had great significance and importance. The works of such illustrious Church Fathers as Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian and John Chrysostom have been preserved and handed down to us. Their sound explanations of the Scriptures as well as their commentaries on daily living have been of great value to the Christians of later generations.

When Orthodoxy reached the shore of America, there was a scarcity of books and publications available about our precious faith in English. Consequently, the Church found herself in a time of crisis. If we could not LEARN about Orthodoxy, how cold we expected to LIVE it! Through the grace of God, however, the potential gravity of this situation was recognized by the hierarchs of all jurisdictions. Religious materials for faithful of all ages now exist. Every diocese has their own newspaper and other publications for the edification of their own flock. The printed word not only provides permanence and has regularity but also offers participation to the layman. Many brilliant Orthodox Christians have left us their thoughts. Yes, we can be rightly proud of the use of the written word in today’s Church. May it continue to enlighten our darkened society.

The Orthodox Weekly Bulletin - Cliffwood, NJ

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