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 let us also use this as an opportunity for greater introspection, prayer and contemplation during Great and Holy Lent, while utilizing online resources for watching services.

Messages from Metropolitan Gerasimos

Reflection on the Feast of the Annunciation 2020

The Annunciation is at the core of our faith as Orthodox Christians, so important that we interrupt our Lenten disciplines with a joyful celebration embodying the Gospel.

Homily by Metropolitan Gerasimos on Sunday of the Veneration of the Holy Cross (March 22, 2020)

Homily by Metropolitan Gerasimos Sunday of the Veneration of the Holy Cross - "The Kingdom of God is within you."

Archpastoral Message of Hope During the Coronavirus Pandemic

His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos shares an Archpastoral message about the hope of Jesus Christ during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.



Messages from the Ecumenical Patriarchate

Message of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Regarding Covid-19

His All-Holiness delivers a message on the unprecedented conditions and tribulation we face from the global threat posed by the pandemic of the new coronavirus (COVID-19)



Resources from State Health Departments in the Metropolis of San Francisco

The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco is comprised of seven states which cover 1.2 million square miles of land and water. Each state is facing its own challenges and the local authorities are doing their best to guide their respective areas to ensure a safe environment while working diligently to slow the transmission of this disease.