Mark Mellis from Saint Anna in Roseville here.
Fr. Nick Mueller
Fr. John Beal
fr. John from Lancaster here
Fr. John Beal
Fr. Jerry Markopoulos
Silence is the language of God
Fr. Angelo Maginas
Hi Everyone from San Diego, Christos Anesti! - Fr. Angelo
George P. Psefteas
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Thank you to everyone who is sending me their Stewardship Chair info via this chat. If you’d like to email me, you can reach me at email@example.com
so sorry, I had no idea that would show up on anyone else’s screen😂
What about non-contact infrared temperature measurement to screen anyone with fever?
It was mentioned by Steve Tibbs regarding supplies. Could someone post where to buy hand sanitizer and masks
Thank you to everyone who provided Stewardship Chair contact info via chat or email. I’ve received info from 9 parishes (so far) tonight. Again, I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (310) 600-3798.
So from what I am understanding is that once local says we can open and we have filled out the the re-opening plan and approved by our Vicar and no issues with state plans its ok to open with all these check points in place. Thank you.
If doors are left open, how do we control people/visitors from wandering in beyond the required capacity requirements?
can the hand sanitizer be shipped to Hawaii
I know we need to wear masks but will we need full PPE for people cleaning the church.
Our municipality (Anchorage) has asked us to develop a protocol to safely distribute sacrament. This guide from the metropolis asks us to follow municipal guidelines under 1) regulatory compliance. While Doctrinally communion cannot transmit illness, if our church develops a cluster of COVID-19 cases for another unlucky reason, I am sure our practice of using a common spoon without cleaning it will be scrutinized and likely blamed as to an external secular scientific observer this is understandably a very high risk endeavor. The church could be formally shut down indefinitely by our public health department. How do we balance church doctrine with local rule of law? This is a very delicate balance that the Church will walk as we reopen our buildings.
How do I put my name in header
St Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church
Shoul we as the Church be promoting a cashless society!!!
Fr. Alexander Leong
Scroll over top right corner and click on dot, chose rename. (Name in header)
how do you know who is your parish vicar
is the use of a single spoon doctrinal or traditional?
Could the Metropolis please look into bulk orders that we can then purchase from as far as supplies. When we can open, it is going to be hard as a small church to source these necessary materials. Any and all help or pre purchase would be super helpful I think. Masks, hand sanitizer, maybe a thermometer
And thank you for all of your help
Fr. Jerry Markopoulos
If a church develops a cluster of COVID-19 cases, it should shut itself down. The document put out today by the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops makes mention of this
can we not use one plastic spoon per person?
Fr. Michael Sitaras
Could we respectfully discuss how we will safely distribute Holy Communion?What will happen if the spoon accidentally touches the inside of the mouth or if the breath gets on the spoon.
How do we say that the Sacraments -- Christ, Who is our Heavenly Physician-- are for the health of soul and body, and, at the same time, imply that the Sacrament carries disease?
For the sake of time, I believe this is an appropriate conversation for His Eminence to have with his priests, since the priests are the ones administering the Eucharist.
Fr. Ninos Oshaana
The Body and Blood of Jesus Christ is holy and sanctifies everything it touches, including the spoon. To say the spoon that is repeatedly submerged into the Holy Cup can carry a disease is blasphemy.
Will this meeting format continue even after churches have opened? I hope so.
Great to hear
I don't think sanitizing the spoon or using plastic spoons has to acknowledge that holy communion transmits disease. It can simply be an accommodation of the Church to public health guidelines to avoid scrutiny. There will be many more opportunities to spread illness as we gather, but an outside secular observer will hone right in on communion if we continue to use a common spoon.
Thank you everyone for your service! May we be guided by the love for and faith in our Crucified and Risen Lord . . . Who is with us until the close of the ages.
Fr John, just emailed you the information
V. Rev. John Constantine
Thank you Bill!
peter snarskis Saint George Palm desert
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