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[http://www.holycrossmonastery.org Holy Cross Orthodox Monastery] (also known as "Holy Cross Monastery") is a [http://www.oca.org/DIRlisting.asp?SID=9&KEY=OCA-BU-CAVHCM monastic institution] of the Orthodox Church in America ([http://www.oca.org OCA]) located in Castro Valley, California. See [http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=106878179845566900196.0000011231bc07414a576&ll=37.633167,-121.951659&spn=1.472504,2.554321&z=9&om=1 Map]
The clergy of the [
http://orthodoxwiki.org/Monasticism monastery] previously served under the [[omophorion]] of [ http://orthodoxwiki.org/Kyrill_%28Yonchev%29_of_Pittsburgh Archbishop Kyrill, ] who shepherded the [http://www.oca.org OCA's] [http://www.oca.org/CAdioceseWP.asp?SID=8 Diocese of Pittsburgh], Pennsylvania and the [http://www.oca.org/CAdioceseBU.asp?SID=8 Diocese of Toledo,] Ohio. Since the [http://oca.org/News.asp?ID=1265&SID=19 repose of Archbishop Kyrill] during the summer of 2007; they now serve under the [[omophorion]] of [http://www.oca.org/HSepiscopacy.asp?SID=7#primate Metropolitan Herman,] who serves as [[locum tenens]] of their [[diocese]] until a new [[hierarch]] is elected and installed for their [[diocese]].
[http://www.holycrossmonastery.org Holy Cross Monastery] serves [http://orthodoxwiki.org/Orthodoxy 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 [http://orthodoxwiki.org/Church_of_Romania Romania] and [http://orthodoxwiki.org/Bulgarian_Orthodox_Church Bulgaria] regularly attend services at the [http://orthodoxwiki.org/Monasticism monastery.] Orthodox faithful of all backgrounds come here for [http://orthodoxwiki.org/Marriage weddings,] [http://orthodoxwiki.org/Baptism baptisms,] and other [http://orthodoxwiki.org/Sacrament sacramental] blessings. Elegant dining space and a covered portico are available for receptions. Spiritual day retreats have been held here by [http://orthodoxwiki.org/Orthodoxy Orthodox Christians] from the Orthodox Church in America ([http://www.oca.org OCA]) by neighboring [http://orthodoxwiki.org/Greek_Orthodox_Archdiocese_of_America Greek Orthodox] parishes, and by many other [http://orthodoxwiki.org/Orthodoxy Orthodox Christian] groups.