Attaining to the Likeness of Christ, through Worship, Service, Witness, Discipleship, and Fellowship.
First-time visitors notice that we are truly a family, enjoying our time together in worship and fellowship. We are a small but enthusiastic group, and look forward to welcoming you!
Our mission church began in 2005, when our founding members approached St George Episcopal Church about using their fellowship hall for services. St George Episcopal Church graciously offered them space to meet. Next, the small group requested a priest to come and do services for them. A priest from Ashland was assigned to serve them and would travel from Ashland to serve Vespers on a monthly basis.
In addition to the monthly Vespers service our group did Reader’s Services both in St George’s social hall and in parishioner homes, until they received permission from St. George to use an upstairs room as a permanent meeting place. However, in 2008, the parish lost three founding members, and the priest from Ashland was no longer able to make the long drive to Roseburg. So, the efforts to establish a church in Roseburg diminished and the small group was again without a shepherd.
Yet, the congregants continued to meet monthly for Reader’s Services. Slowly, more people came, responding to ads placed in the News Review, or referred by priests in other areas. Eventually St George Episcopal also graciously granted the fledgling parish use of their social hall.
In September 2010, the mission was taken under the wings of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco, and His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos. Metropolitan Gerasimos assigned Father Jerry Markopoulos of St. George Greek Orthodox Church in Eugene to serve our little flock. Growth occurred gradually over the next several years due in part to more frequent services and meetings.
In 2013 we expanded and renovated our worship space. We also had the great blessing of a visit by our bishop, Metropolitan Gerasimos.
In September of 2015, we were honored to have Metropolitan Gerasimos return and name our mission parish Holy Cross. Currently, Father Jerry comes to serve our church on a weekly basis. We are still striving to establish our community in Douglas County, and to become more like Christ as a community and individually. We invite you to come and see!