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Holy Cross Monastery (Castro Valley, California)

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''Holy Cross Monastery from the East''
== New section =='''About Holy Cross Monastery'''==
[ Holy Cross Orthodox Monastery] (also known as "Holy Cross Monastery") is a [ monastic institution] of the Orthodox Church in America ([ OCA]) located in Castro Valley, California. See [,-121.951659&spn=1.472504,2.554321&z=9&om=1 Map]
[ Holy Cross Monastery] serves [ Orthodox Christians] of all ethnic backgrounds and all cultural traditions. Services are predominantly celebrated in English, but are often also heard in [ Romanian,] [ Slavonic] (Old Bulgarian), and [ Greek.] Many Orthodox Christians with roots in [ Romania] and [ Bulgaria] regularly attend services at the [ monastery.] Orthodox faithful of all backgrounds come here for [ weddings,] [ baptisms,] and other [ sacramental] blessings. Elegant dining space and a covered portico are available for receptions. Spiritual day retreats have been held here by [ Orthodox Christians] from the Orthodox Church in America ([ OCA]) by neighboring [ Greek Orthodox] parishes, and by many other [ Orthodox Christian] groups.
=== Subsection Schedule of Services ==='''Schedule of Services'''
Services at [ Holy Cross Monastery] are usually conducted in the languages best understood by those worshipping with the Fathers, who can conduct services in [ Romanian], [ Slavonic] ("Old Bulgarian"), [ Greek,] or English as the need arises.
Services which are open to the general public are listed above. Other [ liturgical offices] are reserved for the [ monks] and may be attended by special arrangement.
=== Subsection Contact Information: ==='''Contact Information:'''

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