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Holy Cross Monastery (Castro Valley, California)

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The clergy of the [[monastery]] previously served under the [[omophorion]] of [[Kyrill_%28Yonchev%29_of_Pittsburgh|Archbishop Kyrill]], who shepherded the [ OCA's] [ Diocese of Pittsburgh], Pennsylvania and the [ Diocese of Toledo,] Ohio. Since the [ repose of Archbishop Kyrill] during the summer of 2007; they now serve under the [[omophorion]] of [ Metropolitan Herman,] who serves as [[locum tenens]] of their [[diocese]] until a new [[hierarch]] is elected and installed for their [[diocese]].
[ Holy Cross Monastery] serves [[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]] (also known as Old Bulgarian), and [[ Greek]]. Many [[Orthodoxy|Orthodox Christians]] with roots in [[Church_of_Romania|Romania]] and [[Bulgarian_Orthodox_Church|Bulgaria]] regularly attend services at the [[Monasticism|monastery]]. Orthodox faithful of all backgrounds come here for [[Marriage|weddings]], [[Baptism|baptisms]], and other [[Sacrament|sacramental]] blessings. Elegant dining space and a covered portico are available for receptions. Spiritual day retreats have been held here by [[Orthodoxy|Orthodox Christians]] from the Orthodox Church in America ([ OCA]) by neighboring [[Greek_Orthodox_Archdiocese_of_America|Greek Orthodox]] parishes, and by many other [[Orthodoxy|Orthodox Christian]] groups.
=== 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.
*''Saturday Evening''

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