Holy Cross Orthodox Mission
Columbus, Ohio
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese

Glory to Jesus Christ!


Welcome to the home page for Holy Cross Orthodox Mission, located in Columbus/Worthington, Ohio. 

Established on March 7, 2010, the Orthodox Mission Community of the Holy Cross  is currently home to 60 souls. The Divine Liturgy is served each Sunday at 9:30 a.m.(streaming on Facebook; Holy Cross Orthodox Mission, Columbus, Ohio).   Church School is offered each Sunday following the Divine Liturgy (September through May). Confessions are each Saturday at 4:30 p.m., with Vespers at 5:00 p.m.

We are a mission of the American Carpatho-Russian (Rusyn) Orthodox Diocese, which is under the Ecumenical Patriarch. We follow the liturgical traditions and music of the Carpatho-Rusyn people, as well as incorporating music of other Orthodox traditions. All are welcome to attend. Masks are available for those who wish to use them.

God has blessed us throughout these early years, not only with growth in numbers, but with growth in Faith and perseverance.  We are grateful to all those who have and continue to support us in our work and welcome those who are interested in our Ancient Faith, as well as those Orthodox Christians visiting our area. 

If you have questions about Holy Cross, attending Orthodox services, or Orthodoxy in general, please feel free to contact me. My email address is DeaMark@aol.com.

Please enjoy your visit to our website.  We hope that, over time, it will become a source of inspiration and information for many. We ask that you remember our community and its work in your prayers and be assured of our prayers for all those who visit these pages.

In Christ,  

Fr. Mark                          

Fr. Mark Lowery                                                  

Upcoming Services of Note

2/27 - Great Lent Begins (Clean Monday, Strict Fast); St Andrew's Canon 6:30 pm
3/29 (W)- Annunciation Greek Cathedral: 6 pm Presanctified (AWAY)
4/5 - Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts - Hosting the Orthodox Community of Central Ohio
4/8 - Lazarus Saturday 9:30 am (followed by church cleaning)
4/9 - Palm Sunday: 9:30 am
4/10 - Bridegroom Matins: 7 pm
4/12 - Holy Unction: 7 pm
4/13 - 3:30 pm Divine Liturgy of Holy Thursday; 7 pm Matins of Holy Friday (Twelve Passion Gospels)
4/14 - Strict Fast - Vespers of Holy Friday, 7 pm
4/15 - Strict Fast - Holy Saturday Divine Liturgy, 9:30 am
4/16 - Holy Pascha (Feast of Feasts): 8:45 Paschal Matins, Divine Liturgy 9:30 am (fast free week)
4/17 - Bright Monday: Divine Liturgy 9:30 am

-During Great Lent, several of the Orthodox churches in the Columbus area will be hosting the Wednesday Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, followed by a Lenten meal. It has been proposed that those services start at 6:00 PM, so that the meal does not last too late.

March 8 -  St Gregory of Nyssa
March 22- St Barnabas
March 29-  Annunciation Cathedral
April 5- Holy Cross

- 2/23/2023 - Holy Cross has been granted parish status by Metropolitan Gregory!!!

Contact Fr. Mark if you are interested in serving on a committee to draft parish bylaws

-Envelopes are available for flower memorial donations for Pascha. PLEASE RETURN THESE BY APRIL 9 (Palm Sunday)


-We will be collecting for the Patriarchal Pence on the Sundays of Great Lent.

(If writing checks for the Patriarchal Pence, please indicate this on the “For/Memo” line of your check. Thank you.)


-We have received pledges representing 32 individuals (i.e., married couples, counted individually)

Thank you! (Anyone not having completed a pledge form is still welcome, and encouraged, to do so!) The annual diocesan assessment is $76 for 2023.

-2023 church calendars are available in the church vestibule and social room. If anyone would like one mailed to them, please contact Julie Hesse

IOCC Ukraine Update

IOCC Earthquake Response

-May 1-3 (M-W), 2023 Diocesan St Symeon Senior Retreat (55+) at Camp Nazareth;  See social room bulletin board for more info.

Registration Link

-June 9-11 (F-Su), 2023 Diocesan Family Camp Weekend at Camp Nazareth; See social room bulletin board for more info.

Registration Link

Our location: 330 East Wilson Bridge Road, Worthington, Ohio 43085

Welcome to Our Parish!

New! Parishioner Information Form

We welcome all those who attend Holy Cross to fill out the attached form.   This is so we can report our growth properly, and announce your special events to our parish family.  Thank you in advance!

Parishioner Information Form

Orthodox Resources and Links

Ancient Faith Radio

Holy Cross Orthodox Mission is a parish of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese