COVID-19 COMMUNICATIONS

WAYS TO PARTICIPATE WITH THE CHURCH

Watch the Church Livestream

Most services are livestreamed on our church website. For a larger view of the video and the current schedule, click here.

Contact the Church

If you’re looking for guidance or information, we’re here to help.

Fr. Michael H. Kallaur, Economos
Email: mhkallaur@gmail.com
412-443-5874

Emmanuel Maginas, Pastoral Assistant
Email: emmanuelmaginas@gmail.com
724-709-9145

Parish Office
Nena Jovonovich
Administrative Assistant/Secretary
123 Gilkeson Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15228
holycrosspit@mail.goarch.org
412-833-3355

Stephanie Kladakis Myers, Ph.D.
Parish Council President
pcpresident@holycrosspgh.org
412-221-1848

STAY CONNECTED WITH THE LATEST INFORMATION FROM HOLY CROSS

Sign Up for the Parish Email Blast

If you’re not already receiving emails from the church, click below to add your email to the list.

Join the Holy Cross Parish Updates Facebook Group

We are sharing information and concerns about the church on our private Facebook group. Click below to join.

Check the Sunday Bulletin

The church office is still producing a Sunday bulletin with essential information. You can download each week’s on the Sunday Bulletin page.

Online Chapel

Saints, feasts, readings and more from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.

Barbara the Great Martyr

Visit the Online Chapel for more daily readings, hymns, a monthly calendar of saints and feasts, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the church open?

Yes! Under the Green Phase guidelines, up to 250 parishioners may attend a service. To accommodate everyone, there will be two simultaneous services in the church and community center. Parishioners may also still participate via the internet. We ask your help in passing along this information to your friends and family which may not receive our emails.

Are church services continuing on a regular basis?

Church services may continue as scheduled within our parish, but with no more than 250 people particpating in a given space. 

If we can't physically be in church, how can we participate in services?

Most services at the church will be viewable via the church live stream. The church live stream does not need any special access to use it, and there is a schedule below the livestream with links to handouts to follow along. Questions? Call the church office at 412-833-3355. You can access the livestream at https://www.holycrosspgh.org/church-live-stream.

Is the church office open?

Our Church offices remain open, however, if you need to visit the Church office, we encourage you to call ahead. We are always available through phone and email.

What about groups, clubs, and other gatherings?

Please follow the Green Phase guidelines. Call the church office at 412-833-3355 for further information.

Will there still be pastoral visits?

If you would like to request a pastoral visit, call the church office at 412-833-3355.

How will funerals be handled?

In the event of the passing into eternal life of one of the faithful, the funeral may be scheduled at the parish, but can only be attended by no more than 250 people. If the parish has the ability to live-stream services, then the family may request the streaming of the funeral. 

Will there still be a Greek food festival?
As anticipated, our food festival will be postponed. The food festival committee and parish council are discussing alternative dates and ideas regarding modifications to the festival. Although modifications to the festival are expected, we anticipate developing a plan to bring our parish together once the social distancing restrictions have lessened.

RESOURCES

This developing situation provides us with a challenge to minister.  As events develop in our communities, we will be looking for ways to serve those who have been effected by the Coronavirus.  If you have suggestions or ideas of how the Church might help, please share them by calling the church office at 412-833-3355.

If you are in need of help or guidance, please call the church office at 412-833-3355.