Friday, December 25, 2015


Although Holy Cross parish observes the ancient Christian calendar, the Julian Calendar, and will be celebrating the Nativity of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on January 7th, I want to greet all of my readers who are celebrating the Nativity of Christ today with the words, Christ is born. Glorify Him! Merry Christmas!

Sadly, Christmas Services had to be cancelled across Eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa last night because of the unexpected winter storm that struck the midlands. There is good news though. Vast numbers of Orthodox Christians all across the world will gather to celebrate the birth of Christ on January 7th.

Whether or not you have celebrated Christmas today, you are invited to worship with us.  Christmas is the Good News that God so loved the world that He gave His only-begotten Son for our salvation. Who can get enough of Christmas joy?  I know that I cannot. It is the most wonderful time of the year!

This Sunday is the Third Sunday in Advent - Rose Sunday - at Holy Cross Orthodox Church. Christian Education is at 8:45 AM, followed by Matins at 9:15 AM, with the Liturgy of the Holy Eucharist at 10:00 AM. Fellowship and refreshments follow the Liturgy.

A Solemn celebration of the Liturgy of the Holy Eucharist (The Divine Liturgy or Holy Mass) for the Feast of the Nativity of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ will be celebrated on Wednesday evening, January 6th, at 6:30 PM. A Christmas party will follow in the parish hall. Everyone is always welcome!

May God grant you every grace and blessing,

Fr. Victor+

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