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

"Joy is not a sin. Believe me. Not even in the Church. Because it pleases the Lord that every person has joy in his heart."

Saint Seraphim of Sarov

Dec. 2022 - Lunch Bag Assembly For St. Herman's House

Church Picnic 2019

Church Picnic 2019 - 09/15/19

The picnic was a "perfect-weather" day...nice breeze if you were under the tents!  Good food and fellowship!

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Kaleb's Chrismation!

Kaleb's Christmation - 09/14/19

Congratulations, Kaleb, many years!

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2018 Pet Blessing

2018 Pet Blessing - 10/06/18

Please see pictures from the 2018 pet blessing!

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Our New Iconostas

Our Iconostas

2017 -2018 - As a way to beautify our worship space, two of our parishoners, Steve Henry and Subdeacon Joe Gnat accepted the task of constructing a new iconostas.  Over the course of about 6 months, a drawing and plan became a reality.

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Children's Christmas Concert 2017!

2017 Children's Christmas Choir - 12/17/17

A special thank you for all the effort by our wonderful Sunday school teachers.   The children had a wonderful time spreading the Christmas cheer.  Christ is Born!  Glorify Him!

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Pet Blessing - Holy Cross

Pet Blessing at Holy Cross - 10/21/17

A beautiful Saturday - Pets receiving their special blessing.  The offering of blessings for pets and animals is significant and customary in the Orthodox  Christian tradition.

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Holy Cross Picnic 9-10-17

Holy Cross Picnic - 09/10/17

Fun was had by all!  A special thank you to all that made this event possible.   Please join us next year for more fun and prizes!

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Pascha Divine Liturgy

Christ Is Risen! Blessing of Artos and Baskets - 04/16/17

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Ready for Pascha - Church Decorations

Church Decorations for Pascha - 04/15/17

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Good Friday 2017

Readings on Good Friday

Good Friday at Holy Cross - 04/14/17

The faithful gathered for Good Friday services.

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Readings on Good Friday
Holy Gospel Reading
Continued Prayers
Procession around the Church
Father Mark over the Plascanitza (Holy Shroud)
Holy Shroud
Procession Continued
Feast of Palms 2017

Palm Blessing - 04/08/17

Father Mark blessing palms at evening vespers, and Holy Cross Church decorated for His entrance into Jerusalem.  

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First Confessions at Holy Cross

Father Mark, Brody, and Mac.

First Confessions at Holy Cross 2017 - 04/08/17

Brody and Mac receive the sacrament of confession on Lazarus Saturday.   Congratuations to the children and family!

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Father Mark, Brody, and Mac.
Congratulations to the entire family!
A delicious cake to celebrate the day!
Children's Christmas Choir 2016

Holy Cross Children Singing Christmas Carols - 12/18/16

All credit goes to the children of Holy Cross and the wonderful Sunday School teachers!  It was a blessed event! 

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Firefighters for Kids Toy Drive 2016

Firefighters for Kids Toy Drive - 12/11/16

Delivering toys collected at Holy Cross for the Firefighters for Kids Christmas Toy Drive.

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First Divine Liturgy - Wilson Bridge Road

Our congregation is growing! Please come worship with us.

First Divine Liturgy - Wilson Bridge Road - 07/31/16

What a beautiful Sunday morning!

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Our congregation is growing! Please come worship with us.
First Service In New Wilson Bridge Road Location!

First Service in New Location! - 07/30/16

Please view the pictures from our very first Vespers service at the new location (330 East Wilson Bridge Road) in Worthington!

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Visit of His Grace

Visit of His Grace, Bishop Gregory - 04/06/15

Holy Cross Mission was blessed to have His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa, visit us for the celebration of Bridegroom Matins.  This was our Bishop's first visit to the parish and his presence and words added much to the beginning of our Holy Week services.

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Holy Week 2013

Holy Week 2013 - 04/27/13

Holy Week 2013 welcomed four new souls to Orthodoxy and celebrated the Sacred Mysteries of Christ's life-giving death and Resurrection.  Christ is risen!  Indeed, He is risen!

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First Confessions 2012

First Confessions 2012

As Holy Cross concluded its first year of Children's Church School, students, teachers and parents celebrated another milestone for our community... the First Confessions of two young people.

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Lenten Retreat 2012

Lenten Retreat 2012

V. Rev. Protopresbyter Kenneth Bachofsky, Pastor of St. Nicholas Church in Warren, OH and Dean of the Youngstown Deanery, served as Retreat Director for our Mission's First Lenten Retreat in 2012.

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Archpastoral Visit

Archpastoral Visit - 06/04/10

His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas, made his first and only visit to Holy Cross Mission on Friday, June 4, 2010, officially installing Fr. Kevin Greenwood as the parish's first Administrator and presenting the antimens to the community.

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The Beginning

The Beginning - 03/07/10

This is what our church looked like for our first Divine Liturgy celebrated by Fr. Paul Herbert on Holy Cross Sunday, March 7, 2010.

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