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IMPORTANT: DURING THIS RE-OPENING PHASE, ALL ATTENDEES MUST ABIDE BY THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES:

  1. Masks must be worn at all times except when receiving Holy Communion. Those with valid medical exceptions, special needs and children 10 and under do not need to wear masks. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided.
  2. Hands must be sanitized upon entry.
  3. You will be directed to your seating area by an usher and are asked to remain in that area for the duration of the service.
  4. Honor the icons and other sacred objects by a reverent bow and making the sign of the Cross instead of kissing.
  5. Refrain from shaking hands or kissing others during the service.
  6. Instructions for receiving Holy Communion and antidoron will be explained by the priest.
  7. At the conclusion of the service please exit and return to your vehicle without congregating.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding!

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Message from Fr. Rameas: “By Our Patience We Will Endure”
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Orthodox Tidbits — St. Gerasimos


On flights to Greece, the jet pilots usually announce the approach to the Greek mainland by pointing out below the sparkling Ionian waters and the jewel-like island of Kephalonia. It is much more than a landmark. It is something more than its beautiful sister islands that surround the mainland. The very special reason is that its ground is the final resting place of St. Gerasimos, a saint whose body has miraculously remained in a state of preservation for nearly 400 years.

Gerasimos was more than an unusual man. Despite his intense desire to serve Jesus Christ in as many places and in as many ways as possible, he turned out to be quite a private person.

Continued: St. Gerasimos