Holy Cross Orthodox Mission Parish is a local parish of the Antiochian Orthodox Church. The Patriarch of the Antiochian Orthodox Church resides in Damascus, Syria. The church dates back to the first century A.D. and is the very one mentioned in Acts 11:26. With the destruction of Antioch in the fourteenth century, the Patriarchical headquarters was moved to Damascus, the capital of Syria, where it is today.
There are an estimated 350,000 faithful of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America with five hierarchs and 400 priests and deacons throughout the United States and Canada. The Patriarchate of Antioch is one of the fifteen self-governing churches that constitute the Eastern Orthodox communion of churches.
The other canonical groups include Constantinople, Alexandria, Jerusalem, Russia, Georgia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Albania, Poland,
Czech & Slovakia and the Orthodox Church in America.
Holy Cross Mission was begun in March, 1993
with the ordination of Father Gregory Mathewes-Green.
The parish has settled into its new home at
105 Camp Meade Road in Linthicum, MD.
The Church is located one block south of Exit 6B off of the Baltimore
Exit 6B is the first exit EAST of the I-295 (Baltimore-Washington Parkway) & I-695 intersection.
In August, 1997, the parish moved from Catonsville, MD into its permanent building
located at Camp Meade Road & Maple Drive in Linthicum, MD.
Divine Liturgy is held at 9:30 Sunday morning.
Additional information can be obtained by calling
Father Gregory at (410) 362-6620
Additionally, Holy Cross has also added its own (now) official Home Page
Michael Vezie in Berkeley, CA has assembled some additional resources on Orthodoxy which include:
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Last Updated June 08, 2008