Liturgical Life

Service Schedule

Vespers 5:30 pm
Divine Liturgy 9:00 am

Twelve Major Feasts†

Sep 8 Nativity of the Theotokos
Sep 14 Elevation of the Cross
Nov 21 Presentation of the Theotokos in the Temple
Dec 25 Nativity
Jan 6 Epiphany (Theophany)
Feb 6 Presentation of the Lord in the Temple
Mar 25 Annunciation
May 1, 2016* Pascha
Jun 9, 2016* Ascension
Jun 19, 2016* Pentecost
Aug 6 Transfiguration
Aug 15 Dormition of the Theotokos

† See Announcements
for Feast-day service times.

Divine Liturgy is usually at 9:00 am.
Vigil is usually held on the preceding evening at 5:30 pm.

* Moveable Feasts dates vary from
year to year
Greetings, in the name of Our Lord,
Jesus Christ!

It is our great joy to welcome you to Elevation of the Holy Cross Orthodox Christian Church!

Holy Cross was founded in 1976 when Archbishop John (Shahovskoy) blessed a small number of committed believers (who attended Holy Myrrhbearers Russian Orthodox Church in what is now W. Sacramento), to evangelize the Orthodox Christian Faith in Sacramento Valley. From the beginning, all of our services were held in English. The parish’s first permanent location was on El Camino Avenue. We began worshipping in our current chapel on Holy Friday in 2002.

In the beginning, the majority of parishioners of the new Sacramento Mission were born into the Orthodox Church. Now, however, the majority of parishioners are converts, including all of the clergy. Holy Cross is a diverse parish, with believers from a wide variety of backgrounds. Most likely, you will meet someone here with whom you share something in common.

Whether you are already Orthodox and perhaps moving from another area of the country, or if you are new to Orthodox Christianity….in either case, we welcome you with open arms!

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Sunday School
for children

Sunday Coffee Hour
following Divine Liturgy

Sunday Bible Study
following Coffee Hour


Adult Catechism


College Campus Orthodox Christian Fellowship

Summer Camps

Thanksgiving Turkey Donation

Saint Xenia Project

Christmas Caroling

See Announcements
for activity times

Food Closet Schedule

10:00 to 11:00 am


Architectural rendering
of proposed new
Church building

Elevation of the Holy Cross Orthodox Church
9000 Jackson Road
Sacramento, California