Church of All Russian Saints
Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia (ROCOR)
Burlingame, California, U.S.A.

 

Newest Posts to the Website: 

August 5, 2020:  Important Message from Archpriest Stefan Pavlenko, Rector. See below.

August 3, 2020:  Choir Director Andrei Roudenko's weekly email.  See the "Services and Saints" link at the bottom of the Home Page.

July 30, 2020:  Message from Andrei Roudenko, Choir Director, in reference to Bethany School support.

July 19, 2020:  Archpriest Serge Kotar's weekly spiritual email.  See the "Sunday Gospels" link at the bottom of the Home Page.

 

 

August 5, 2020 Important Message from Archpriest Stefan Pavlenko, Rector:

 

On June 14, I announced that we would begin examining potential processes designed to enable a gradual return to in-person attendance at our services in the future, of course in strict compliance with State and County COVID-19 rules, including “social distancing”. 

 

On August 2, the State of California required San Mateo County to close indoor operation of certain sectors that “promote the mixing of populations beyond households and make adherence to physical distancing with face coverings difficult”.  Within those sectors, the State included Places of Worship, and hence our church.

 

Earlier, on May 25, our ruling Bishop, Archbishop Kyrill, stated that parishes and monasteries in our Diocese must comply with all State and local County regulations.  Therefore, in accordance with our Bishop’s and County requirements, our parish will (temporarily) transition to “outdoor” services.

 

Those who attend services may stand in the courtyard outside of the main doors of our church, on the El Camino Real side of our property.  Individuals and household clusters who attend services will need to maintain 6-foot social distancing and wear face covering.  We are in the process of acquiring and installing sun shades to maximize comfort of attendees.  For all others, we will continue to Livestream our services.

 

As defined in our COVID-19 Prevention Plan, our church remains Closed to ad hoc attendance. Therefore, we will continue our existing process of in-person invitations.  As before, each of us who attends a service:

 

(1) will need to perform self-study (which means read and understand) "Training Link", which includes California Guidance for The Use of Face Covering, dated June 18, 2020,

(2) upon arrival to church, be prepared to (verbally) declare that you meet the requirements of the training program for entry into our church, (at home temperature measurement, self-assessment of COVID-19 symptoms, etc.), and

(3) commit to maintaining “social distancing” and wearing a face cover.

 

Initially, we will not have assigned locations in our courtyard; each individual and household cluster will be trusted to self-ensure that their locations in our courtyard are socially-distanced.  (NOTE that the average width of an automobile is approximately 6.5 feet.  Therefore, seek to distance approximately one car width.)    If we determine that more specific guidance on locations is necessary, we will provide our Ushers with that additional guidance, which we will ask you to implement.

 

Those who attend services and wish to partake of the Holy Mysteries will need to maintain 6-foot social distancing while approaching and departing from the Holy Mysteries.  The manner of receiving Communion will be generally the same as it has been, and under the auspices of the Pastor.  All existing protocols related to after-service Communion remain unchanged.

 

Click here to see the diagram which  illustrating the flow of attendees that is intended to minimize inter-person crossflow.

 

I recognize that the transition from indoor to outdoor attendance of our services is challenging.  However, please remain strengthened by the words of our Lord: “render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's; and to God the things that are God's”.  Even with all the restrictions and rules, we must thank God that we remain able to continue our services. Your prayers and cooperation are essential.  God bless you.

 

As before, we are having General Confession during this difficult time.  If anyone wishes to have a more complete and private confession by phone, this can be arranged by calling me at (650) 430-9805.  If I am unable to answer, please leave your name and number and I will call you back.  Of course, you should NOT leave a recording of your confession.

 

 
Upcoming Services on Livestream:
 
Saturday, August 8, 2020:  6:00pm Vigil Service
Sunday, August 9, 2020:  9:00am Hours and Divine Liturgy
 
Saturday, August 15, 2020:  No Vigil Service
Sunday, August 16, 2020:  9:00am Hours and Divine Liturgy
 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020:  6:00pm Vigil Service
Wednesday, August 19, 2020:  9:00am Hours and Divine Liturgy - Holy Transfiguration of Our Lord
 
Saturday, August 22, 2020:  6:00pm Vigil Service
Sunday, August 23, 2020:  9:00am Hours and Divine Liturgy
 
Thursday, August 27, 2020:  6:00pm Vigil Service
Friday, August 28, 2020:  9:00am Hours and Divine Liturgy - Dormition of The Holy Theotokos Ever-Virgin Mary
 
Saturday, August 29, 2020:  6:00pm Vigil Service
Sunday, August 30, 2020:  9:00am Hours and Divine Liturgy
 
 
Father Dimitri Jakimowicz sends out weekly church service texts in both Russian and English.  Contact him at frdimitrij@gmail.com to request being added to his distribution list. 
 

 

July 30, 2020 Message from Andrei Roudenko, Choir Director: 

**** BETHANY SCHOOL SUPPORT
On Sunday, 2-FEB-2020, “Super Bowl Sunday”, our choir hosted our last fundraiser for the Orthodox Bethany School in the Holy Land. Subsequently, COVID-19 overtook our world, and has managed to distract us from continuing our efforts.
The pandemic has affected the School no less than the rest of the world. Their already perilous condition has only intensified.
Therefore, THIS AUGUST, WE ARE RESUMING OUR SUPPORT EFFORTS.
We will have a special, separate plate available for cash or check donations at the church.
Donations can also be given to Aleksey Baranoff (Treasurer) or Marina Roudenko (Choir).
Alternatively, we invite you to please send check donations by mail, addressed to our church:
Church of All Russian Saints
744 El Camino Real
Burlingame, CA 94010.
Checks should be made out to: Church of All Russian Saints.
PLEASE INDICATE “BETHANY SCHOOL” ON THE “MEMO” LINE OF THE CHECK.
Thank you, in advance, for all donations in any amount.

 

Sunday Gospels

ARCHPRIEST SERGE KOTAR

Click  here to read weekly email discussing upcoming Sunday Gospel reading.

To subscribe to it directly, email frsergekotar@yahoo.com

Services and Saints

ANDREI ROUDENKO

Click here for weekly email with introduction to upcoming weekend church services and with Lives of Saints.

To subscribe to it directly, email avrouden@gmail.com

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Church of All Russian Saints, Burlingame, California, U.S.A.
Православная Церковь Всех Святых в Земле Российской Просиявших в Burlingame, California
744 El Camino Real, Burlingame, CA 94010. Tel: (650) 430-9805

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