The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting every corner of our world. In the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco, all seven states, 67 parishes, and three monastic communities, have had to make significant adjustments to worship services and ministry activities during this time when people are directed to stay at home and shelter in place. We know this presents challenges on many levels, but the Metropolis has compiled this page to include special resources for Worship, Technology, Finance, and Ministries. We will be updating this page so please check back for additional information to support our parishes and faithful during the pandemic.

Messages from Metropolitan Gerasimos

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Restoring Parish Life

For nearly two months, we have lived under conditions of physical distancing to slow the advance of the Coronavirus, but we have reached a point to begin resuming the liturgical life in a measured and safe way.

Reflection for the Feast of Sts Constantine and Helen

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Reflection for the Feast of Sts Constantine and Helen

On the 21st of May, our Church commemorated two of its most significant saints, Constantine the Great and his mother, Helen.

Reflection for the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman 2020

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Reflection for the Sunday of the Samaritan Woman 2020

On this Sunday, our Church remembers the meeting of Jesus Christ with the Samaritan Woman.

Reflection for Mother's Day 2020

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Reflection for Mother's Day 2020

Each year on the second Sunday of May we observe Mother’s Day. It is a day for expressing special gratitude and love to our mothers, grandmothers, and the many other women who are a pivotal part of our lives.

Reopening Our Parishes

In a post COVID-19 world people will be looking for community and human interaction. And we all await with positive anticipation the time when we can return to our beloved parishes. Soon, the horizon will be in sight, and that will be our prompt for action. But there are things we can do now to help us prepare for the eventuality of a return.

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Worship

Services, prayers, and spiritual reflections.

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A Different Communion

All our lives we have enjoyed participation in Holy Communion. The moment has come for us to commune differently: Let us offer our blood to our fellow human beings.

Ecumenical Patriarchate

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Health Resources

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