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!

Fellowship Groups

We offer several age-based groups to give our parishioners fellowship opportunities.

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.  There is also a GOYA meeting on the second Tuesday of the month after Sunday School.

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.

Altar Servers

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 typically are at least 8 years old. With the blessing of the priest, it is possible for younger boys to attend and observe. New altar servers typically commence their service in September, at the beginning of the ecclesiastic and school year. For more information please contact Fr. Theodore.



The Chanters beautify the Divine Services through their use of traditional Byzantine chant.  There are opportunities to learn Byzantine Chant both through classes (usually on Saturday afternoon) and the services.  Please contact Fr. Theodore for more details!


Our choir sings during the Divine Liturgy on Sunday mornings and on certain feast days. The hymnography follows the ancient Byzantine-style Orthodox tradition. 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.



The Holy Cross Bookstore is open on Sunday afternoons after the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy and by request. It has a plethora of Orthodox Christian offerings: books, icons, devotional items, and more. Please contact for more information or to schedule a visit.