Church of the Holy Cross
2455 Gallows Road
Dunn Loring, VA 22027-1225

703.698.1561 fax

Brian McLaren Lecture

Brian McLarenBrian D. McLaren, noted author, speaker, activist and public theologian will offer public lectures as part of a series of lectures sponsored by the Church of the Holy Cross. On Sunday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m. he will present “A New Reformation: Make Today’s Churches More Relevant for Tomorrow’s Christians,” at the Episcopal High School in Alexandria, and on Monday, March 9 at 7:30 he will speak on "Christian Identity in a Multi-Faith World" at Church of the Holy Cross.

A featured speaker to overflow crowds in churches and ecumenical leadership conferences worldwide, Brian McLaren calls on churches to rethink their core mission and become communities that form Christ-like people of love. In his book, New Kind of Christianity, Brian explains that the church must “undergo a spiritual re-formation if it expects to engage children, youth, young adults, older adults and seniors in a pluralistic, high-tech, digital world we live in.”

A prolific writer, his best selling books explore the need for theological reform in a postmodern context, among them, We Make the Road By Walking and Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road?: Christian Identity in a Multi-Faith World.

The lectures are part of a program sponsored by the Church of the Holy Cross. Over the years, lecturers have included Dr. John Dominic Crossan and Dr. Elaine Pagels. This lecture is sponsored by Holy Cross in association with the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia, Virginia Theological Seminary and the Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia.

For more information, contact the church at 703-698-6991.

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Living Simply: A Program Exploring Christian Life Values

This Lent, we will spend our Sunday lunchtime exploring several different Christian values, such as simplicity, generosity, and humility. We will take these somewhat vague words, ground them in scripture, and create a simple activity that can enrich our lives throughout the week. A simple meal will be served each week at noon. Please sign up by emailing the Interim Rector at

Easter Gifts for At-Risk Teens

Brighten a teen’s Easter with small gifts that make a big difference. Read more.

Holy Cross Scholars

Join us for upcoming sessions of Holy Cross Scholars.

  • St. Thomas and Mar Thoma Christianity
    Wednesday, Mar. 4, 7:30 p.m.
  • Wisdom Literature in the Old Testament
    Wednesday, Mar. 11, 7:30 p.m.
  • Who Wrote the Gospels and Why?
    Sunday, Mar. 15, 10:00 a.m.

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OWLS Meeting

The HC OWLS (Older, Wiser and Laughing Souls) will meet on Thursday, March 5th at 11:30 am in the Upper Room for a brown bag lunch. For our program this month Jennifer Santley will tell us about her trip to Australia. Afterwards we will play cards. Please join us for fun and fellowship!

Gift Card Program

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Worship and Education


8:00, 9:00 and 11:00 a.m.
Holy Eucharist Services

9:15 a.m.
Gospel time for children ages 4 through grade 5

10:00 a.m.
Sunday School Classes:
ages 4 - 2nd grade
3rd - 5th grade
6th - 8th grade
9th - 12th grade
Adult Education


10:30 a.m. – Bible Study

Seeking Rector

Holy Cross is currently seeking a rector to lead our vibrant, active congregation. Our parish profile provides an in-depth look at our congregation and what we seek in our next spiritual leader. Please take a look, and consider whether we are a good fit.

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Office Hours

Tuesday-Friday 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.