Holy Cross Orthodox Christian Church
Serving Midland and the Permian Basin
The Self Ruled Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America
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The One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church

The Church is One

 The Church is one because it has One Lord, One Savior, One Great High Priest and Intercessor Jesus Christ who is the image of God the Father, who made the Heavens and the Earth, who is the promised Messiah of the Old Testament, who alone trampeled down death by death and rose again, who offers all men salvation through repentance, faithful belief and service in His Kingdom and who will return to Judge the Living and the Dead, who's Kingdom is at hand and will have no end. The Orthodox Church is holy because it is His true body and He is present within it. 

The Church is Holy

 The Church is Holy because God the Father has sent the Holy Spirit, the Comforter, to indwell the Body of Christ, to fill the Holy Orthodox Church with power from on high, to guide it into all truth and preserve it unconquered forever. Therefore, the faithful members of the one true believing and right worshipping church, laity, clergy, and Hierarchs are true icons of His holiness. Thus, the living presence of the Lord Jesus Christ is truely and mystically present in the transformative reality which are the Church's Holy Sacraments and that these Sacred Mysteries make those dead through sin alive in Christ. The Church is Holy because its martyrs have sanctified it with their blood, witness and sacrifice. The Church is holy because through the prayers of its acetics, monastics, and holy elders it leads all people to salvation through the pratice of Cross-Bearing, self denial, lived and living repentance, and the aquisition of the Holy Spirit leading to Theosis, bearing witness that God became man that men might become a true partakers of the Divine Nature becoming through grace what Christ was by nature.

The Church is Catholic

The Orthodox Church is catholic because it is complete and whole in itself, lacking nothing, that it preserves, defends, and proclaims the unchanging faith of the Holy Apostles as delivered to it by Jesus Christ himself, neither adding anything or taking anything away from the Faith "Once delivered to the Saints." The Orthodox Church is catholic beause it stands fast and holds the traditions which were taught, whether by spoken word in Holy Tradition or written in Holy Scripture. The Orthodox Church is catholic because it originally recieved and still possesses the fullness of the written revelation of God in its Holy Scriptures, which it interprets though the wisdom of the Church Fathers and proclaims the Good News of the Holy Gospel in order to make disciples of all nations.

The Church is Apostolic

The Church is Apostolic because it was founded by Jesus Christ himself through his Great Commission of Holy Apostles, that the authority and power of the apostolic office is conferred on their successors through the laying on of hands in consecration, ordination, and holy orders and that every Orthodox Church lives in unbroken continuity with the Holy Apostles through the Apostolic Succession of its Hierarchs from its foundation to the present, living generation. The Church is apostolic because through the priesthood of every believer, it has been sent into the world to make discples, to proclaim the Good News of the Gospel, and to intercede on behalf of all and for all.

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Healing Our Land

A great many people want to "Make America Great Again!" Here is how to do it...

"If my people who are called by my Name will humble themselves, and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive thier sin and heal their land." II Chronicles 7:14

America doesn't have a political problem. America has a sin problem.

"Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide...We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."

John Adams second president of the United States of America.

Holy Cross is an Orthodox Christian missionary church. Our mission is to invite all people to join us in the authentic life of the Kingdom of Heaven. We confess Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, to be life itself, Emanuel-God With Us and the true believing-right worshiping Church to be His Living Body. We proclaim the teachings of Holy Scripture and the unchanging Christian witness of the Early Church Fathers. Taught by this great cloud of witnesses, we glorify the Incarnation of the Eternal Son of God by the Holy Spirit and the Most holy Mother of God: The Theotokos. We invite all to share our joy. Join us in the Kingdom this Sunday!

Meeting times and Locations:

 Meeting for Worship in our New Temple at 1616 W. Golf Course Rd., Midland, Texas 79701

Please call (432) 741-1040 for more information

Upcoming Events
Friday, April 10th
Little Compline with the Canon of the Raising of Lazarus
Sunday, April 12th
9:30 Matins followed by Divine Liturgy with Adult Christian Education, Youth Programs and Hospitality Hour Following 1616 W. Golf Course Rd., Midland, Texas 79701
6:00pm Bridegroom Service
Monday, April 13th
6:00pm Bridegroom Service
Tuesday, April 14th
6:00pm Bridegroom Service
Wednesday, April 15th
6;00pm Service of Holy Unction
Thursday, April 16th
6:00pm Orthros with the Twelve Passion Gospels for Holy Friday
Friday, April 17th
6:00pm  Orthros with the Lamentations for Holy Saturday
Saturday, April 18th
: Vesperal Divine Liturgy of St. Basil the Great, the First Liturgy (Baptismal Liturgy) of Pascha
10:00 pm Midnight Office, the Resurrection (Rush) Service, Paschal Orthros and Paschal Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom 
Sunday, April 19th
12:00pm Agape Vespers 
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