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Every Episcopal mission and parish is required to maintain a Register Of Church Services. The register is updated by the Rector (for a parish) or Vicar (for a mission) for every service conducted at, by or on behalf of the parish or mission. Holy Cross has maintained the Register of Church Services since the creation of the Chapel of the Holy Cross in 1961, and continues to do so as the mission of Holy Cross Episcopal Church.
There are currently three registers on file in the church office, the oldest dating back to 1961 and shown above in a green binding.
Every baptism, holy communion, marriage, funeral, ordination, building consecration, morning prayer and all other services are recorded in the Register Of Church Services.