Entering the Church: Please proceed directly to the Welcome Cart, which will be set up as a Hygiene Station. If you choose to bypass the station, please go directly to the restrooms to wash your hands. There will be a second station upstairs.
Hallways: Please be observant of the spacing between you and others in the hallways. There may be a bit of a wait at times, such as before the candle boxes or icons. Try to keep hallways as open as possible.
Entering the Chapel: Observe the tape marks on the floor to assist you in social distancing. Try to refrain from touching the doorknobs, light switches, etc.
Greeting a Parishioner: Although it is tempting to hug our fellow parishioners, please greet them with a slight bow, it’s very Orthodox :)
Venerations: Please refrain from kissing anything at present, simply make the sign of the cross and/or bow. Remember, there are likely others behind you waiting to venerate.
Blessings: When approaching Father Jerry, ask for a blessing in the normal way, and he will give you a ‘distanced’ blessing. Instead of kissing his hand, make a simple bow.
Communion: Father/Deacon will give instructions immediately before communion. Please observe the tape on the floor to maintain appropriate distance. To receive Antidoron, hold out your cupped hands (Right over left) and a piece will be placed in your hand. Please do not eat it until you have returned to your seat.
Cleaning the Church: We have created a checklist for cleaning our space after the service, please consider helping out!
Exiting the Church: After the service, please maintain social distancing. Please do not gather in the hallways (making it difficult for others to exit). It is natural to want to chat after being apart for so long! One option is to take the conversation outside, where there is more room to maintain appropriate distancing.