Friday, February 7, 2020


Great Britain is not only the Mother Country of the United States of America, but Holy Cross Parish is part of the English Spiritual Tradition. We value and cherish our English and Celtic cultural, liturgical and spiritual heritage and patrimony, — and we have a lot to celebrate!

On January 31, Brexit became a reality as the United Kingdom freed herself from the shackles of the European Union once and for all, and restored her national sovereignty; and yesterday was the 68th anniversary of the ascension of Queen Elizabeth II to the throne.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II ascended the throne on February 6, 1952. She is the longest reigning monarch in English history.

The Queen does not celebrate the day she ascended the throne given it is the anniversary of her father’s death. The celebrations are instead held for the anniversary of Coronation day, which followed more than a year later on June 2, 1953 in Westminster Abbey. On the 68th anniversary of her ascension, for the first time in many years, she was not a subject of the European Union thanks to Brexit and the restoration of English sovereignty.

This past week or so has been an important time for the members and friends of Holy Cross parish. We have much to celebrate, and there will be a celebration in the parish hall after the Holy Eucharist on Sunday. You will not want to miss it!

With the new Russia-Red China-Iran Axis of Evil rising up in the world it is reassuring that the United States and the United Kingdom are once more standing shoulder to shoulder as beacons of hope in a dark and dangerous world. 

The British Commonwealth of Nations, of which Queen Elizabeth II is head, consists of 54 nations with a population of 2.4 billion people — more than 1 in 3 of the world’s population.

Her Majesty's Armed Forces are the military services responsible for the defense of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, its overseas territories and the Crown dependencies. They also promote Britain's wider interests, support international peacekeeping efforts and provide humanitarian aid.

A new report says the United Kingdom is the world’s second most powerful nation after the United Staes. The study describes the UK as “a truly global power” which has the ability to “project and extend itself …around the world.” Thankfully, Great Britain is ranked ahead of both Red China and Russia.

You can read all about it here:

Britain Is The World's Second Biggest Power, Says Report — The report says the UK has more military might than China.

I am attaching for you an inspiring 3 minute video. I hope that you will watch it and share it!  

Here is the link:

There will always be an England


This Sunday morning I will be preaching on our English cultural, liturgical and spiritual heritage and patrimony, and why it matters. You will not want to miss this important message!


Saturday morning we will begin a new radio series,  The Kingdom of God: How Can I Be There?

You won’t want to miss this informative and exciting broadcast!

THE FAITH ONCE DELIVERED is heard every Saturday morning at 9:30 AM CST on KCRO Radio 660 AM in Omaha, and 106.7 FM in Lincoln, and can be heard throughout eastern Nebraska and western Iowa. Not in eastern Nebraska or western Iowa? No problem! You can listen live over the Internet. Just go to the KCRO Radio website and click Listen Live:


In addition to the radio broadcast every Saturday morning at 9:30 AM Central Time on KCRO Radio 660 AM in Omaha and 106.7 FM in Lincoln, each episode of THE FAITH ONCE DELIVERED is being archived and can be listened to anytime as a Podcast. You can access past radio programs here: 


Sunday Christian Education is at 8:30 AM, followed by Morning Prayer at 9:15 AM, and the Holy Eucharist at 10:00 AM, with fellowship and refreshments after Services. 

At Holy Cross Orthodox Church we are committed to proclaiming the Gospel of the Kingdom of God, teaching “the faith which was once delivered” in the first century (Jude 3), and preparing a people for the Coming of the Lord; — and we would like to invite you to worship and learn with us.

Everyone is invited to attend and visitors are always welcome. We are a faithful and friendly congregation, and we have a place for you. 

We hope to see you on Sunday!



Fr. Victor Novak
7545 Main Street
Ralston, Nebraska 68127
(402) 573-6558