Healthy Choices


Each year we offer our parishioners a short series of lectures which focus on a variety of "healthy" physical, emotional, and spiritual choices.  They take place during Coffee Hour, following the Divine Liturgy.  

We begin the week before with a communal reading of Fr. Thomas Hopko's "55 Maxims for Christian Living."  The Sessions were linked to our Lenten Reader—Answers in the Form of Questions and More.
This year the presentations were offered by Carol Rickard on Sundays February 8 ("Healthy Body," March 8 ("Healthy Mind," and May 3 ("Healthy Relationships").  Carol's Sessions have focused on establishing a practical and workable plan for dealing with the right questions and answers in our lives. 

They are all available on her website, where you can learn more about her:

Healthy Choice Videos

Healthy Body:

Healthy Mind:

Healthy Relationships:

Parish Life

Orthodox Church of the Holy Cross

11 Wilkins Station Road, Medford, NJ 08055
Fr. John Shimchick, Rector - Church: (609) 654-4865 - Rectory: (856) 665-2491

Sponsored by the parish’s Woman2Woman Group


We had a wonderful celebration over the weekend of  October 24-25, 2015 with our Diocesan Hierarch, Archbishop Michael

Here is a short video with photos of his delivery of a Sermon to our youth and their singing of "A New Commandment"

Past Events

Lenten Retreat - Saturday April 2, 2016

"Lord, I Call Upon Thee, Hear Me" 
led by Mother Angelina and Sister Helene
from Holy Transfiguration Monastery 
Ellwood City, PA