Holy Cross Orthodox Mission
Columbus, Ohio
American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese

Glory to Jesus Christ!


Welcome to the home page for Holy Cross Orthodox Mission, located in Columbus/Worthington, Ohio. 

Established on March 7, 2010, the Orthodox Mission Community of the Holy Cross  is currently home to 60 souls. The Divine Liturgy is served each Sunday at 9:30 a.m., with Confessions each Saturday at 4:30 p.m. and Vespers at 5:00 p.m.   Church School is offered each Sunday following the Divine Liturgy (September through May).

We are a mission of the American Carpatho-Russian (Rusyn) Orthodox Diocese, which is under the Ecumenical Patriarch. We follow the liturgical traditions and music of the Carpatho-Rusyn people, as well as incorporating music of other Orthodox traditions.

God has blessed us throughout these early years, not only with growth in numbers, but with growth in Faith and perseverance.  We are grateful to all those who have and continue to support us in our work and welcome those who are interested in our Ancient Faith, as well as those Orthodox Christians visiting our area.

All are welcome to attend. Masks are available for those who wish to use them.

In addition, Holy Cross Church is now streaming on Facebook, 9:30 AM Liturgy.  Please follow us on Facebook:  Holy Cross Orthodox Mission, Columbus, Ohio

Please enjoy your visit to our website.  We hope that, over time, it will become a source of inspiration and information for many.

If you have questions about Holy Cross, attending Orthodox services, or Orthodoxy in general, please feel free to contact me. My email address is DeaMark@aol.com.

We ask that you remember our community and its work in your prayers and be assured of our prayers for all those who visit these pages.

In Christ,  

Fr. Mark                          

Fr. Mark Lowery                                                  

Important Upcoming Dates

1/29/2023 - Final Day to Vote for Mission or Parish status
2/1/2023 (W) - 6:30 pm Vesperal Divine Liturgy - Meeting of our Lord in the Temple (Blessing of Candles)
2/19 - Meat Fare Sunday (Last Judgement)
2/26 - Cheese Fare Sunday
2/27 - Great Lent Begins
3/25 - Annunciation
4/16 - Holy Pascha 

-We have received pledges representing 32 individuals (i.e., married couples, counted individually)

Thank you! (Anyone not having completed a pledge form is still welcome, and encouraged, to do so!) The annual diocesan assessment is $76 for 2023.

-Saturday Feb 4,  4:30 - 9 pm Dayton, Ohio - Pan Orthodox Evening with IOCC

-If anyone is interested in having their house blessed, please contact Fr. Mark—best way is through email (DeaMark@aol.com).  If you have some specific dates and times in mind, that would be helpful, to minimize the ‘back and forth’.


-2023 church calendars are available in the church vestibule and social room. If anyone would like one mailed to them, please contact Julie Hesse

Our location: 330 East Wilson Bridge Road, Worthington, Ohio 43085

Welcome to Our Parish!

New! Parishioner Information Form

We welcome all those who attend Holy Cross to fill out the attached form.   This is so we can report our growth properly, and announce your special events to our parish family.  Thank you in advance!

Parishioner Information Form

Orthodox Resources and Links

Ancient Faith Radio

Holy Cross Orthodox Mission is a parish of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese