Journey Through East Carolina

 Dear Holy Cross Family,   I have logged over 500 miles and counting by running, cycling, and walking with my buddies Bailey and Rob on the Journey Through East Carolina(https://www.ecdio.org/journey.html). Part of the goal of this virtual event is to raise $281,000 to support our beloved Trinity Center.  We have two more weeks to go with the journey ending at Diocesan Convention.  While I’m not asking you to run, I would urge you to make a donation to Trinity Center (https://www.trinityctr…

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The Way Of Love

The Adult Education and Formation Committee at Holy Cross is excited to invite you to join us in an exploration of The Way of Love. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry says the Way of Love is more than a program; it is a way of life. We hope you will join us Sunday, January 24 as we enter into reflection, discernment and commitment around the practices of Turn-Learn-Pray-Worship-Bless-Rest-Go. Through this study we hope we will grow as a community and our personal faith journeys will be enhanced. We…

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A Prayer for Holy Cross

A Prayer for Holy Cross Episcopal Church Gracious God, bless this band of believers and draw them closer together in your ministry. When they are coping, cheer them on. When they are caring, let your love be alive between them. When they are committing, let it be with their whole being. When they are apart, bind them together in the fellowship of your Spirit. Bless you precious Lord for accompanying them, for accepting their humanness, and for calling them into deeper love and service. For sure…

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Blue Christmas Service

Blue Christmas Service 15 December 2020 5:00 p.m.  When Christmas Hurts Dear Ones, Holy Cross Church invites those in our community to this service devoted to music and prayer which acknowledges ‘the longest night is near’ – Christmas Eve and then the 12 days of Christmas--for those who hurt physically, emotionally, and/or spiritually. The music and prayers create space for those challenged to embrace the ‘joy of Christmas’; who mourn those they love and see no more; those whose pain is kno…

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Why Do We Use Blue During Advent?

Why do ‘we’ use Blue during Advent? First, a little background info. A Parament of Parement; (from Late Latin, paramentum, adornment, parare, to prepare, equip), a term applied by ancient writers to the hangings of ornaments of a room of state. Later it has referred to the liturgical hangings on and around the altar, as well as the cloths hanging from the pulpit and lectern, and the ecclesiastical vestments and mitres. Advent means “coming or arrival,” and the reason for the season is anticip…

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