His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America cordially invites all the Faithful Orthodox Christians to attend the Annual Greek Orthodox Metropolis of New Jersey Holy Cross Celebration on Sunday, September 18, 2022. This year’s Divine Services will take place at a new location: “The Great Auditorium” in Ocean Grove, New Jersey (21 Pilgrim Pathway, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756).

The schedule for this year’s Holy Cross Celebration is as follows. 8:00 am Orthros,9:30 am: Hierarchical Divine Liturgy celebrated by His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros together with His Grace Bishop Apostolos of Medeia, the Clergy, the Byzantine Chanters, the Members of the Parish Choirs, and the faithful from throughout the sacred Metropolis of New Jersey followed by the Blessing of the Waters and Diving for the Cross by the area youth.

Immediately following the Diving for the Cross, a celebratory Barbeque for all will be held outside “The Great Auditorium.” Please join us in celebrating this historical event of our Sacred Metropolis, which was instituted by the late Patriarch Athenagoras in 1947!


Annual Holy Cross Celebration
Sunday, September 18, 2022
The Great Auditorium, 21 Pilgrim Pathway, Ocean Grove, NJ 07756


8:00 am – Orthos
9:30 am – Hierarchical Divine Liturgy