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Holy Cross Monastery (Castro Valley, California)

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About Holy Cross Monastery: fixed external links to Wikipedia
The clergy of the [[monastery]] previously served under the [[omophorion]] of [[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 [[Orthodoxy|Orthodox Christians]] of all ethnic backgrounds and all cultural traditions. Services are predominantly celebrated in English, but are often also heard in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romanian_language Romanian]], [[Slavonic]] (also known as Old Bulgarian), and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_language 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 ([http://www.oca.org OCA]) by neighboring [[Greek_Orthodox_Archdiocese_of_America|Greek Orthodox]] parishes, and by many other [[Orthodoxy|Orthodox Christian]] groups.
=== Schedule of Services ===
Services at [http://www.holycrossmonastery.org Holy Cross Monastery] are usually conducted in the languages best understood by those worshipping with the Fathers, who can conduct services in [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romanian_language Romanian]], [[Slavonic]] ("Old Bulgarian"), [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_language Greek]], or English as the need arises.
*''Saturday Evening''
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