Women’s Scriptural Fellowship

Meeting monthly in our homes, we’ll gather to enjoy a meal, fellowship and to read and meditate on the Holy Scriptures together. A six-month reading plan and many resources to guide us have been prepared as well as Q&A and discussion meetings with Fr. Ninos.  This group is open to women of all ages. Although no child-care will be available, nursing mom’s with infants are welcome!

Please contact Catherine at CatherineStoupas@gmail.com to find out about the next meeting date and location.

Orthodox Homeschool Co-Op

Orthodox Homeschool Co-Op

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What is a Homeschool Co-Op?

A homeschool cooperative is a group of families who come together with a common goal of educating their children. Co-ops typically have a central focus such as arts, academic, or spiritual formation. In order for a co-op to be successful, all parents must take on a role whether by teaching/tutoring, administrative, clerical, field trips/meetups coordinator, etc.  In other words, ‘all hands on deck’ are needed. When everyone contributes, everyone benefits. 

Our Mission

The mission of our Orthodox Homeschool Cooperative is to be a supportive community for Orthodox homeschooling families in the Bay Area who meet regularly to work together toward the shared goal of providing our children with enriching experiences in education, Orthodox catechism, spirituality and liturgical arts, fellowship and recreational activities. 

Our Meeting Schedule:   3rd Fridays of every month at Sts. Constantine & Helen, Vallejo CA

Time: 10:00am - 2:00 pm 

Program Schedule 

10:00 am - Akathist to the Mother of God Nurturer of Children

10:30 am - Teaching by Fr. Ninos

10:40 am - 11:35 am - Period 1 Enrichment Class

11:45 - 12:30 pm - Lunch

12:35 - 1:30 pm - Period 2 - Enrichment Class

1:30 - 2:15 pm - Free play (PE) and fellowship


Enrichment Classes Descriptions


Nursery: Located in the upstairs loft inside the church with sensory toys, space for mom’s and infants and toddlers.   

Science classes: Hands-on, science experiments, labs and activities tailored to grade level. 

Orthodox Life:  Learn the lives of the saints, sing-along songs, crafts and activities centered around the Orthodox spiritual life.  (Kinder - 1st Grade)

Orthodox Liturgical Arts: Learn Byzantine chants, Poetry of the Church workshop. (2nd Grade and up)

Performing Arts: Memorizing psalms, performing skits of the lives of the saints, bible stories, etc. (2nd Grade and up)


2022- 2023 Meeting Dates and Themes

November 18 - Thanksgiving
December 16 - Nativity
January 20 - New Year
February 17 - Love your neighbor
March 17 - Lenten theme
April 7 - Holy Week and Pascha
May 19 - Holy Cross/Sts Constantine and Helen 


Requirements and Expectations


Arrival time: Our day will begin with prayer at 10:00am sharp. We ask everyone to arrive on time to be in the church for the prayer service.  

Liability Release:
All co-op members must sign a release of liability form. 

Co-Op Fee:
This year we are asking each family to contribute $100 to the church for the use of the facility. 

Materials Fee:
There will be a materials fee to help offset the cost of providing supplies to each session.  Estimated cost will be between $30-$50 per family.   

Youth Protection Training -
We are required to have all adults trained and certified in Youth Protection policies according to the Archdiocese and State of California requirements.  


Contact Us

For more information or to attend our next co-op meeting as a guest, please contact Presbytera Tina Oshaana at  tinaoshaana@gmail.com



To enroll your child or children in our Co-Op, click here to fill out the Registration Form


The Teachings of the Church

What does our Holy Orthodox Church teach about the purpose of life? What does she teach about the soul and what happens when we die? What about things like anger, depression, anxiety and fear?  What does the Church teach about money, technology, art and entertainment; or about sexuality, gender, love and marriage? What does the Church teach about being a man, or being a woman or raising children? 

I invite you to join me for a weekly, in-person discussion group on Wednesday evenings to learn the Church’s profound and life-changing answers to these questions and many others. We will dedicate an entire month on a specific topic, by exploring the teachings of the Church, through her divine and Spirit-filled voice as heard in the Holy Scriptures, in the writings of the Holy Fathers, and in the wisdom of contemporary saints that lived in our modern day world and understood our struggles. As every month’s topic will vary, you’re welcome to join us for any meetings that interest you the most. 


5:00pm – Paraklesis to the Theotokos (in the church)
6:00pm – Teachings of the Church discussion group (in the hall)

I hope you can join us as we learn, discuss and work to apply the wisdom of the Church to our daily lives. 

With love in Christ,
Fr. Ninos

Holy Cross Orthodox Bookstore

Are you curious about Orthodoxy? Are you seeking to deepen your knowledge of the Orthodox Faith and enrich your spiritual growth? Are you looking for an Orthodox gift for a birthday, baptism or wedding? Holy Cross Orthodox Bookstore carries a large selection of Orthodox books for every age and interest as well as Orthodox Bibles, Orthodox icons, prayer ropes, incense, greeting cards, organic hand-made soaps, olive oil, vinegar, granola and much more.

Go to our Online Store – Check out our online store to browse and purchase products. Please note that delivery is not available. We offer only in-store pickup.

The bookstore hours are:

Sundays – 11:30 – 2:00pm
Mondays – 9:00 – 3:00pm
Tuesdays – 9:00 – 3:00pm
Wednesdays – 9:00 – 3:00pm
And by appointment.

For questions or to inquire about a special item, please call Joshua at 707-642-6916 or email stscahbookstore@gmail.com


Parish Council
Serving on the Parish Council is a wonderful way to offer your time and talents to the Church and is a most sacred duty that directly impacts the operations, growth and future of our parish. Please contact Fr. Ninos if you’d like to join this important leadership ministry.


Our parish is a spiritual home for people of all ages and ethnic backgrounds. We strive to be a place of true Christian community where everyone is made to feel welcome and loved, emulating our Lord Jesus Christ who welcomes us and loves us. We are a growing parish! Come visit us and you will meet sincere people who are striving together to lead an Orthodox way of life and are eager to welcome you into our midst as Christ is in our midst.


There are many opportunities to deepen your knowledge about the Orthodox Christian faith and spiritual life every week for all ages.

Catechism Class
This is a year-long class for our catechumens who are preparing to be received into the Orthodox Church. In 2024, we are meeting on Tuesdays at 5:30pm. The class is also open to all parishioners and serious inquirers into Orthodoxy. Please contact Fr. Ninos to arrange a visit to attend a class meeting.

The Teachings of the Church
A small discussion group for learning and exploring the teachings of the Orthodox Church together. Our topic in 2024 is The Divine Liturgy. We meet at 5pm on Wednesdays for prayer followed by a fasting-friendly (vegetarian/vegan) potluck meal and the teaching and discussion group at 6pm.

A catechism program designed for our parishioners, both individuals and families with children which includes a monthly family night gathering with lesson and activities and teaching topics and resources on our website designed to help individuals and families to better understand and practice the Orthodox Faith in order to enrich your daily lives and Sunday worship experience.  Go to SOFIA Lessons page

Know Your Faith
At the end of the Divine Liturgy, Fr. Ninos offers a teaching on a spiritual or practical matter of our Orthodox Faith, either at the end of the service or during the fellowship hour. It’s a way for everyone in attendance to learn more about the Orthodox faith and hear answers on common questions. There is also an opportunity to ask Fr. Ninos any questions on spiritual, theological or practical faith matters.

Holy Cross Homeschool Academy
The mission of Holy Cross Homeschool Academy is the first Orthodox homeschool program in the Bay Area and offers enriching experiences in education, Orthodox catechism, spirituality and liturgical arts, fellowship and recreational activities. Visit our website to learn more.