Weekly Update 02/26/2024 – Fr. Cyril Gorgy








Beloved Holy Resurrection Church (HRC) family, wishing you a blessed week.  Today we start Nineveh’s 3 day fast from February 26-28.  Wishing you a spiritually fruitful fast. 

Departure:  In hope of the Resurrection we pray for the soul of our blessed Father Hegumen Raphael Hanna who departed Saturday February 24, 2024 . May Our Lord repose his blessed soul in Paradise of Joy and grant us His Heavenly Peace and Comfort . Blessed Father Raphael Hanna was born in Egypt on October 19,1956. He was ordained priest on July 12,1998 and Hegumen on August 7, 2016. He served in honesty and dedication at Archangel Raphael and St Mina Church in Palmdale and St Mark Church in Los Angeles 

The prayers and funeral arrangements at St. Mark Church in Los Angeles are as follows:

  1. Monday February 26 at 1:00 pm – Third day prayer followed by the family receiving condolences 
  2. Thursday February 29 at 7:00 pm – Vespers and Midnight praises. The blessed body will be in the church for the prayers and viewing 
  3. Friday March 1 at 6:30-9:30 am – Divine Liturgy 
  4. Friday March 1 at 10 am – Funeral followed by burial at Holy Cross Cemetery

HRC Linktree: Please check out this link for shortcut to all HRC links.

HRC Golf Tournament:  Friday May 10th at Knollwood Country Club. Banquet will follow at 5pm.  All are welcome to join, even if you do not golf.  All proceed from the event will go towards our new church building fund. Details and registration are provided on the link.

Graduates and Young Professionals (GYP) Retreat: Apr 19-21, please use this link to register. 

Missionary Trips: DOME- Department of Mission of Evangelism have several NEW 2024 missionary trips to Congo and Namibia. Please use this link for more details.

Schedule Home Visitation: Please use this link to schedule a home visit or confession. 

Anonymous Suggestion Box: If you have a service recommendation or an idea you would like it to be considered, please use this link to anonymously submit it. 

This week’s Services: 

***Mon-Wed    Feb 26-28 – Daily Divine Liturgy, Fast of Nineveh, 3-5:30pm

***Thu        Feb 29 – Divine Liturgy, Feast of Jonah, 5:15-7:15am   

Thursday    Feb 29 – GYP Meeting, 7pm.  Continue Agape Series

Friday        Mar 1  – St Phoebe the Deaconess meeting, at 3pm

                   Mar 1  – Youth Bible Study, at 6:30pm  (High School and College)

Saturday    Mar 2  – Vespers, Cancelled

Sunday       Mar 3  – Divine Liturgy  7:50-10:30am        

Last Sunday’s Sermon:  We learned many lessons from the first 2 chapters of Jonah. To view the sermon please use this link

Ways To GIVE:  The preferred way to give is by using PayPal at this link, as the church receives the full amount.  Please also use this link to explore the other different ways to give.

“Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” 2 Corinthians 9:7