It is a privilege and an honor for our boys and young men to worship and serve in the holy sanctuary during the divine services. This ministry is for Orthodox Christian males who are regular church attenders and who are at least 9 years old (or in 4th grade). With the blessing of the priest, it is possible for younger boys to attend and observe. New altar servers commence their service in September, at the beginning of the ecclesiastic and school year. For more information please contact Fr. Theodore.
Some of the Ministries of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church...
The Ladies' Philoptochos Society has at its core a desire to help out those in need. The Philoptochos meets at least quarterly after the Sunday Divine Liturgy. The Philoptochos assists many local charities along with many Orthodox Christian charities around the country and world!
OCF (Orthodox Christian Fellowship) for College Students
OCF meets twice a month in conjuction in Milledgeville with the students of Georgia College. OCF provides an outlet for students to meet with Orthodox clergy and to keep the connection with the Church in such a pivotal time of their lives.
GOYA/Hope and Joy (Youth)
Our youth currently have a monthly activity where we can get together and share in fellowship with one another outside of the Church setting.
Adult Study Class
The Adult Study Class takes place every Wednesday evening after a small worship service. Check the "Education" page for more details about the current Adult Study Class. There is also a Bible Study that takes place on Sundays after the Divine Liturgy.
The Chanters beautify the Divine Services through their use of traditional Byzantine chant. Outside of the time of the Pandemic, there are opportunities to learn Byzantine Chant both through classes and the services. Please contact Fr. Theodore for more details!
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Choir is not currently singing during the Divine Services. However, we look forward to the day that the Choir will be able to assist in glorifying our God in worship. If you are interested in joining the Choir, please contact Emily Dermatas, Choir Director.
The Ushers play an important role in welcoming those who arrive for services and keeping good order (cf. 1 Cor 14:40) both during and after the service.