Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Ascension Thursday Mass — 11:55 AM

Dear friends in Christ,

The Liturgy of the Holy Eucharist for the Feast of the  Ascension will be celebrated on Thursday, June 6th, at 11:55 AM. Come over your lunch hour. You will be blessed!

Last Sunday was the last Sunday in Eastertide and was a very good day at church. In addition to Holy Communion, the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick was administered. I have seldom seen more food during fellowship outside of our monthly potluck luncheons. Fellowship lasted well into the afternoon, and then Cheri and I took Holy Communion to the sick and enjoyed more fellowship. We didn’t finally get home until around 5:30 PM, some twelve hours after rising — exhausted, but happy. 

This coming Sunday is the Sunday after Ascension. We will be singing the ancient hymn, Hail thee Festival Day! This beautiful hymn is a favorite of mine, and I know it is a favorite of yours as well. 

This morning I posted a new article on our parish Facebook page. It comes from the New Liturgical Movement, and is titled, “Let Latins be Latins, and Greeks be Greeks: On Remaining Faithful to Distinctive Identities.” It is a very good article and can be read here: https://www.facebook.com/Holy-Cross-Parish-362370402748/?eid=ARDjD_P4lHRW-12GlEBjwGtUlj2_fi5zCq-nsfU1zy08AGTBdvRABHX6Bqf8-BaPljvFCDuuvpKpvaFZ

God is good and loves each of us as though there were only one of us. We love Him because He first loved us. Let us serve God with joy as sons and daughters of a loving and merciful heavenly Father. Soli Deo gloria!

Don’t forget to spend time in prayer and Scripture reading. Have a great week. I’ll be looking forward to seeing you soon!

Blessings,

Father+

Fr. Victor Novak
Rector
HOLY CROSS ORTHODOX CHURCH
7545 Main Street
Ralston, Nebraska 68127
www.holycrossomaha.net
(402) 573-6558

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

HOLY WEEK SERVICE SCHEDULE

THE SACRED TRIDUUM

MAUNDY THURSDAY — April 25

6:30 PM The Mass of the Last Supper; the Procession to the Altar of Repose; Vespers; and the Stripping of the Altar

GOOD FRIDAY — April 26

10:00 AM Matins

Noon The Way of the Cross 

6:30 Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified and Vespers at the bier.

A relic of the true Cross may be venerated after Vespers.

HOLY PASCHA or EASTER — Saturday Night, April 27

10:00 PM The Paschal Vigil, also called the Easter Vigil. 

The Vigil includes the Blessing of the New Fire and Paschal Candle, the Prophecies, and the Litany, followed immediately by the Mass of the Resurrection. Red Easter eggs will be distributed after the Liturgy.

A festive celebration of the Resurrection of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ will follow Holy Mass in our parish hall.


There will be no Services on Sunday morning.

Everyone is invited and Visitors are always welcome

Thursday, January 3, 2019

CHRISTMAS SERVICES — Sunday, January 6 and Monday, January 7

SUNDAY MORNING, January 6 — Fourth Sunday in Advent

9:15 AM Matins
10:00 AM Holy Mass

SUNDAY EVENING, January 6 — Christmas Eve

7:00 PM Solemn Evensong
A Christmas Party in our parish hall will follow Solemn Evensong

MONDAY MORNING, January 7 — Christmas Day

11:55 AM Sung Mass of Christmas

Even if you have already celebrated Christmas please join us. Who can get enough of Christmas? Come and celebrate a Christ-centred Christmas with tens of millions of Orthodox Christians, a Christmas without commercialism and secularism.

Everyone is invited and visitors are always welcome.  Come and worship our newborn King and join us for a joyous Christmas party. Jesus is the Reason for the Season. It is His birthday we are celebrating. O Come let us adore Him!


HOLY CROSS ORTHODOX CHURCH
A Western Rite Parish of the Russian Orthodox Church
Outside of Russia
7545 Main Street
Ralston, Nebraska 68127
(402) 573-6558