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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Reflection for the Feast of the Holy Cross 2020

On the fourteenth of September, we celebrate the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.

Reflection for the Feast of Indiction 2020

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Reflection for the Feast of Indiction 2020

While the calendar for at least the next few months will still read 2020, the new ecclesiastical year can provide a sense of hope in the future.

Reflection for the Dormition of the Theotokos

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Reflection for the Dormition of the Theotokos

On August 1 when we begin the Fast of the Dormition, we are provided with the opportunity to focus on the life of the Theotokos, her obedience to God, and her humility and selflessness.

Reflection on Saint Euphemia the Great Martyr

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Reflection on Saint Euphemia the Great Martyr

On September 16 we commemorate the martyrdom of Saint Euphemia. And on July 11, we remember the great miracle that she performed at the Fourth Ecumenical Council in 451 AD.

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.

Usher Guides (can be downloaded and customized for your parish)

Signage

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Worship

Services, prayers, and spiritual reflections.

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Latest News from Archbishop Elpidophoros

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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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