What's Happening

Below is an ongoing list of announcements about life at St. Christina of Tyre Orthodox Church.

COVID-19 Update (12/15/20)

posted Dec 16, 2020, 5:38 PM by Gabriela Vidal Fontes   [ updated Dec 16, 2020, 5:38 PM ]

By order of Alameda County and for the safety of our community, we are holding all services outdoors. Outdoor services are open to the public - please review our requirements below before attending any in-person event at the church. If it rains, services will be moved indoors and closed to the public. Certain other meetings and classes will be held online. Please check our online calendar for the up to date schedule, and join us as you are able!


Requirements for attending outdoor services during the pandemic:

* If you have any symptoms of the flu at all, refrain from attending services.
* Check the weather before coming, and bring extra jackets, sunglasses, etc as necessary for your comfort outdoors.
* Everyone 8 yrs and up must wear a mask on Church property, even outside.
* Approach the greeter as you arrive, who will log your name (for contact tracing, if necessary).
* Maintain social distancing on Church property (6 ft *minimum* at all times).
* Keep your children at your side during services.
* While lining up for Holy Communion, keep your mask on until you approach the Chalice.

Archpastoral Message of His Eminence Archbishop BENJAMIN

posted Apr 20, 2020, 2:46 PM by Fr. Michael Anderson

.....But no matter what, whether 1000 or the 2 or 3 gather to pray the services, one inescapable fact remains: the tomb cannot hold Him, death is destroyed, and He is Risen! Rejoice, and again I say, rejoice!

Food Delivered for Residents of Fremont Homeless Shelter in Midst of Pandemic

posted Apr 6, 2020, 5:30 PM by Fr. Michael Anderson   [ updated Apr 6, 2020, 5:32 PM ]

Even before the founding of St Christina of Tyre Orthodox Church, Orthodox Christians in the Tri-City area have provided monthly meals to the adult and children residents of the Sunrise Village Homeless Shelter in Fremont, CA. Not to be deterred by anything, even though the current situation will not allow us to cook and serve the meal, we are blessed that folks pitched in to purchase, gather and deliver the food for this month’s lunch. 
Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory forever!

Archpastoral Message of His Beatitude Metropolitan TIKHON 4/6/20

posted Apr 6, 2020, 4:49 PM by Fr. Michael Anderson   [ updated Apr 6, 2020, 5:32 PM ]

“So I will conclude by encouraging all of us to grow in true and steadfast love, to not only think about our own salvation, our own health, our own good, but rather to look upon our present hardship as an opportunity for us to grow spiritually and to enter more deeply into communion with Christ in our hearts.”

Metropolitan TIKHON Archpastoral Letter Re: COVID-19 (3/17/20)

posted Mar 17, 2020, 12:15 PM by Fr. Michael Anderson

On Monday, March 16, 2020, His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon convened a special meeting of the Holy Synod. Following a day of meetings with health-care experts, Metropolitan Tikhon led the Holy Synod in a discussion on the effects of the spreading outbreak on the parishes, clergy, and faithful of the Orthodox Church in America.

St. Eugene's Orthodox Youth Camp

posted Feb 4, 2020, 7:51 PM by Gabriela Vidal Fontes

Attention Campers AND Volunteers! 

Register for St. Eugene’s 2020 Summer Camp today!

Visit www.steugenecamp.org and click on register.

SUPPORT St. Eugene’s Camp
Please consider sending a tax-deductible donation made out to St Eugene’s Camp to:
Kathy Pieracci, Treasurer
C/O St Eugene’s Camp
9535 Sun Poppy Way
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

Annual Banquet, Feb 9 ~ Details & Tickets

posted Jan 25, 2020, 12:27 PM by Gabriela Vidal Fontes

The faithful of St. Christina of Tyre Orthodox Church warmly invite you to our annual Banquet & Silent Auction on February 9th, 2020.

It will once again be held from 5-8:30pm at St. James Hall (34700 Fremont Blvd, Fremont, CA).

We have been blessed again with live music provided by Drake's Dixieland Band and an incredible array of donations for our silent auction and raffle baskets from a variety of local vendors.

Our banquet helps us raise funds to pay back our property loans and fuel our vision of continuing to provide a permanent and vibrant Orthodox Christian presence and witness in the Fremont area.

If you would like to order banquet tickets or make donations towards our parish building fund, please choose one of the options below.  
1) Use our Online Giving System.  (See instructions below.)
2) Print the PDF located at the bottom of this page, and send it to us by snail mail.

Online Giving Instructions: 
  1. Go to our Online Giving System (click hyperlink).  
  2. Scroll down to see the "My Donation" section.
  3. Under FUND, choose either “Banquet Tickets” or “Banquet Donations.” 
  4. Enter amount and payment information. 
  5. Click "Submit" (at the bottom).

Young Adult Winter Retreat

posted Dec 13, 2019, 10:30 PM by Gabriela Vidal Fontes   [ updated Dec 13, 2019, 10:30 PM ]

This year's Young Adult Winter Retreat will be held the weekend after Nativity, December 27 - 29, at the Monastery of St. John in Manton.  The theme is "Whatever you do - do it in the Name of the Lord: Living our faith at work and school."

Advent Retreat at Church of the Redeeemer

posted Dec 13, 2019, 10:24 PM by Gabriela Vidal Fontes   [ updated Dec 13, 2019, 10:25 PM ]

Church of the Redeemer in Los Altos Hills invites you to join them for an Advent retreat led by Mother Melania of the Holy Dormition Monastery in Calistoga on Saturday, December 14. The theme is "Recognizing the Work of God in Our Lives," with registration starting at 10:30 AM with a morning and afternoon session and and lunch provided. Those interested may stay for vespers at 5:30pm.

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