Holy Cross Romanian Orthodox Church is a growing Christian community of people from various ethnic and social backgrounds sharing a common commitment to the Lord, each other, and the Apostolic Faith. We warmly welcome all families, couples, and individuals who are looking for a deeper experience of the salvation offered in Jesus Christ. Come join us during our inspiring services and engage in an authentic dialogue with God while experiencing our vibrant community!

This week schedule of services

March 27-April 2

Luni (27 Martie)
18:30 - Ceasurile III, VI & IX, Obednita/Hours 3, 6, and 9 Services
19:30 - Liturghia Darurilor Înainte Sfințite/PreSanctified Gifts Liturgy

Miercuri (29 Martie)
18:30 - Denia Canonului Cel Mare/Service for the Great Canon of Saint Andrew

Vineri (31 Martie)
18:30 - Denia Acatistului Bunei Vestiri/Service for the Akathist Hymn to the Theotokos

Sâmbătă (1 Aprilie) (ulei & vin)
8:30 - Acatistul Către Dumnezeu Tatăl pentru Cei Adormiti/Akathist for the Departed Reposed
9:00 - Sfanta Liturghie si pomenirea celor adormiți/Divine Liturgy and remembrance service for the departed (panihida)
19:00 - Vecernia/Vespers

Duminică (2 Aprilie) (ulei & vin)
8:30 - Acatistul Domnului Nostru Iisus Hristos/Akathist to our Lord Jesus Christ
9:00 - Sf. Liturghie (Duminica V-a din post - a Cuvioasei Maria Egipteanca)/Divine Liturgy (5th Sunday of the Great Lent -Holy Venerable Mary of Egypt)

For those who cannot physically attend our sanctified house of worship, the Holy Cross Romanian Orthodox Church invites you to participate anytime virtually during this week's services for the 1st week of the Great Lent:

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We would like to remind you that from February 27th until April 15th, we are in the Great Lent. Every Christian is urged to refrain from eating meat and dairy, as well as from wrongful deeds and thoughts. By restraining themselves this way, Christians can delve deeper into the work of the salvation of their souls, which involves repentance, prayer, and almsgiving.

In addition to physical and spiritual fasting dedicated to the Lord's Passion and Resurrection, we urge you to come to the seat of Holy Confession. Only by confessing sins and fulfilling the appropriate Canon can Christians free themselves from the chains of sins and passions, thus coming clean and shining before the Holy Communion.

We would also like to remind you that every Saturday of the Great Lent (immediately after the Holy Liturgy), we will have a memorial service for the reposed.

The confession program will take place before or after the Holy services and at the special request of the faithful. 

Sunday Monthly Luncheon

On Sunday, March 26, 2023, Holy Cross Romanian Orthodox Church honored the Annunciation Feast Day!

This special event started with the 9am Divine Liturgy. A lunch followed, in the beautiful setting of our church's orchard. Parisheners and friends had the opportunity to enjoy delicious traditional Romanian foods and homemade desserts, prepared by our dedicated Ladies Auxiliary Group. Meanwhile, they supported a great cause: all proceeds go towards the construction of our recently approved Community Center & Rectory. 

Fall 2022 picnic
A HUGE THANK YOU to all who made possible an exceptional Romanian event on Sunday @ Baylands park!
Thank you to those who have worked for weeks to purchase, prepare, serve the food and coordinate the logistics. Thank you to those who organized the Romanian art expo, music and dance entertainment, children activities and our highly popular adult sports game.
Thank you to our 100+ co-nationals and friends who joined us from as far as Sacramento, Berkeley and Fresno.
Last but not least, thank you to those who generously donated for our much needed S. Bay Romanian Community Center. For those who haven't had the chance to support this most worthy project, you can do it here.
God willing, see you at our 2023 Spring picnic. Meanwhile, you are all welcomed to our holy Liturgy each Sunday, as well as the monthly luncheons in the church orchard! May God bless you!



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1401 S White Rd, San Jose, CA 95127
(408) 229-0365