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

Christ is Risen!  Христос Воскресе!  Χριστός Ανέστη!

 

Paschal Epistle from Archbishop Kyrill of San Francisco and Western America

Click here for English Version.     Click here for  Russian Version.

 

Newest Posts to the Website:

May 10, 2021:  Message from Andrei Roudenko, Parish COVID-19 Protection Plan Coordinator.  See Home Page.

May 8, 2021:  Archpriest Serge Kotar's weekly spiritual email.  See the "Sunday Gospels" link at the bottom of the Home Page.

May 4, 2021:  Choir Director Andrei Roudenko's weekly email.  See the "Services and Saints" link at the bottom of the Home Page.

April 26, 2021:  May/June 2021 Newsletter posted.  Click on Newsletter/Current Newsletter.

 

May 10, 2021:  Message from Andrei Roudenko, Parish COVID-19 Protection Plan Coordinator

A year ago, on May 9, 2020, after a month and a half of LiveStream-only services, our parish resumed in-person attendance at our services.  Then, as it is today, attendance was (and is) limited to parish “super-bubble” members, and was implemented using a pre-scheduled “invitation” protocol.  Since May 9, 2020, we have had approximately 3,800 in-person attendees.  This represents approximately 8,500 hours of service attendance, not counting clergy and choir members.  By the Grace of God, and thanks to everyone’s careful adherence to our COVID-19 Prevention Training program, we have NOT had a single documented COVID-19 infection in our parish!  Thank God!

 

Until State and County COVID-19 requirements are lifted, we remain “closed” to the general public, which means that attendance at our services will continue to be limited to pre-scheduled “invited” parish “super-bubble” members.  Likewise, until State and County requirements are amended, we must continue to adhere to social distancing and face covering requirements.  But, since members of our parish “super-bubble” have demonstrated successful compliance with requirements over the past year, we are simplifying our processes, as discussed below.

 

What will remain the SAME:

  1.  Attendance at our services will continue to be limited to pre-scheduled “invited” parish “super-bubble” members. Dimitry Bobroff will continue to issue “invitations” to parish “super-bubble” members via email.  (See “What is CHANGED”, below)
  2.  We will continue “hybrid” indoor and outdoor attendance.
  3.  Attendees will need to maintain 6-foot social distancing between members of different households (“Clusters”) and use face covering when on church property.
  4.  Putting up candles and veneration of Icons INSIDE the church will be limited to BEFORE our Services begin, (i.e., before 6 p.m. for Vigil and 9 a.m. for Hours/Liturgy).
  5.  Persons arriving for Liturgy after 9 a.m. may put up candles OUTSIDE the church BEFORE the beginning of Liturgy (approximately 9:25 a.m.). Once the Liturgy begins, all are requested to remain in their socially-distanced indoor and outdoor locations.
  6.  If you are planning to take Communion (Holy Mysteries), you are requested to have Confession the NIGHT BEFORE (as was typical “pre-COVID” practice), during the preceding Vigil Service.
  7.  Those who wish to partake of the Holy Mysteries will need to maintain 6-foot social distancing while approaching and departing from the Holy Mysteries. 

What is CHANGED:

  1. Invitees no longer need to reply to the “invitation” email - just attend (or not).
  2. Inside attendee locations will not be pre-assigned.  Early arrivals, i.e., prior to 9:00 a.m. can enter inside the church and occupy a location along one of our designated rows (1-6 in the main part and 7-9 in the side room), as long as there is social-distanced space available.  Otherwise, please stand outside and maintain social-distancing from others.
  3. There will no longer be Ushers to check you in.
  4. On an “honor system”, prior to attending a service, all attendees are expected to SELF-monitor temperature measurement, SELF-assessment of COVID-19 symptoms, and all other aspects of our latest, revised COVID-19 Prevention Training Program, click here, and if potentially affected, refrain from attending services.

Our simplification of process is NOT a reduction of requirements.  It is a shift of responsibility from parish Ushers to you, our attendees.  With your continued cooperation and diligence, and of course with God’s help, we pray that our simplified process will continue to maintain our desire to combine expanded in-person attendance at our services with prudent safety measures.

Upcoming Services on Livestream (see Schedule of Services 

 

Saturday, May 15:  6:00pm Vigil Services

Sunday, May 16:  9:00am Hours, Divine Liturgy - Myrrh-Bearing Women

 

Saturday, May 22:  6:00pm Vigil Services

Sunday, May 23:  9:00am Hours, Divine Liturgy - Paralytic

 

Tuesday, May 25:  6:00pm Vespers, Matins

Wednesday, May 26:  9:00am Hours, Divine Liturgy - Mid-Pentecost Feast

 

Saturday, May 29:  6:00pm Vigil Services

Sunday, May 30:  9:00am Hours, Divine Liturgy - Samaritan Woman

 

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. 

 

For Liturgical Texts in English and Slavonic from Holy Protection Russian Orthodox Church in Austin, Texas click here.

Sunday Gospels

ARCHPRIEST SERGE KOTAR

Click  here for 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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