Letters & Homilies From Fr. Thomas

  • Homily 12-21-2014: Where Are You From and Who's Your Daddy? +

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Pe9uuvAK-8 Read More
  • Homily 12-14-2014 +

    Father Thomas uses new media while delivering an ancient faith. Read More
  • Entry of the Theotokos into the Holy of Holies; St. Gregory Palamas +

    Discourse of the Feast of the Theotokos of our Most Pure Lady Theotokos into the Holy of Holies (Special thanks Read More
  • Fr. Thomas 11-17-14 +

    11/17/14 Dear Church Council, members, friends, supporters and benefactors of Exaltation of the Holy Cross; Christ is in our midst! Read More
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Bulletins & Announcements

  • Sunday of Orthodoxy +

    Please bring an icon of your patron Saint to Divine Liturgy with you tomorrow! If you don't have an icon Read More
  • Bulletin 03/01/15 and a few things +

    The bulletin for this weekend is attached. Thank you all for your kind words and prayers as we said goodbye Read More
  • Fundraising / Community Yard Sale +

    *Dear parish family, * We will be having a *community yard/parking lot sale.* Father will sort through items in the gathering Read More
  • Is this easier? +

    *Dear parish family, * We will be having a *community yard/parking lot sale.* Father will sort through items in the gathering Read More
  • 02/22/15 Bulletin +

    Here is the weekly bulletin a bit early due to the fact that we will be flying out to Illinois Read More
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About Us

  • About us

Exaltation Of The Holy Cross Orthodox Church in Phoenix Arizona USA is a mission parish of the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America, a diocese of The Orthodox Church in America. Our Archbishop is His Eminence Archbishop Nathaniel , our Auxiliary Bishop is His Grace Bishop Irineu , and our Pastor is Rev Father Thomas Frisby

We are a community largely comprised of converts to the Orthodox Church, and are very comfortable with newcomers, inquirers and visitors! We come from all racial, age, ethnic, and economic backgrounds. Every sincere lover or seeker of Christ, or inquirer is welcome!

  • We are located at 10030 N 32nd St Phoenix, AZ 85028.
  • Click HERE for directions.
  • We have coffee and something to eat after Sunday Divine
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Events Calendar

  • The Bible’s Grand Narrative: Bread May 28, 2015
    What role does bread play in the Bible’s grand narrative? This begins a series that follows the image of bread from the Bible’s beginning to its end. Today Marcia explores the meaning found in bread from its introduction in the midst of a curse, through five bread stories found in Israel’s narrative to the first […]
  • The Arena: Prayer for Retention: Sunday of the Holy Fathers May 27, 2015
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  • Lord, Send Me: The Samaritan Woman and the Pew Study May 26, 2015
    Fr. John shares the story of Jesus meeting the Samaritan woman, her response, and our response in light of recent statistics about faith and culture.
  • iSermon: Councils May 26, 2015
    In contrast to both Roman Catholicism and Protestantism, the Orthodox Church has always worked within council.
  • Musings from the High Desert: Flame in the Mind (Part 7) May 26, 2015
    Baptism—the washing itself—is central to the "awe-inspiring rites of initiation." This week Fr. Gabriel explores the biblical background to baptism in the Old Testament, looks at the immediate background for Christian baptism in the rites available at the time of Jesus, and finishes with five headings under which baptism may be understood from a biblical […]