Please remember to respect our Covid-19 Safety guidelines here at Kimisis. If you are not feeling well or have any symptoms that are associated with Covid-19, please stay home and seek medical atention. More importantly, notify Fr. Jason by calling the Church office.
Our goal at Kimisis is to provide a safe and healthy worship experience for our parish family as we implement the current safety guidelines from our civil and ecclesiastical authorities.
We continue to clean and disinfect the church between each service, require masks, hand washing/sanitizing, social distancing, and a limited capacity of 50%.
Guidelines for Attending Divine Worship
MASKS ARE REQUIRED
Everyone is required to wear a mask that covers their nose and mouth from the time they exit their vehicle. Exceptions are permitted for those with valid medical reasons and children less than 2 years of age.
Social distancing begins when you enter the Church. Please do not congregate, and socialize in the narthex. Light your candle, pray, and be seated. Please venerate Icons by bowing and doing the sign of the cross. No touching or kissing.
FOLLOW THE SIGNS
Please follow signs to posted entry points and maintain distancing via the ground markers. These have been prepared in advance to provide safe social distancing and need to be respected for everyone’s well-being.
Seating has been designed to adhere to social distancing requirements. Only members of the same family may sit together without distancing between them. Please remain seated throughout the entire service, unless you must excuse yourself for a valid reason.
HOLY COMMUNION AND DISMISSAL
Holy Communion will be offered at the usual time in the usual manner. As Orthodox Christians, we believe that Holy Communion is the medicine of immortality. For any reason, if you would like to receive Holy Communion privately, please inform Fr. Jason.
Please remember the following:
- Please approach the line in an orderly manner.
- Proceed through the Communion line with respect to Social Spacing
- Remove your mask below your chin before approaching the Chalice.
- Receive the Body and Blood in a natural manner from the spoon. Do not simply leave your mouth open or do anything else to attempt to "avoid the spoon." This can cause the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ to spill.
Please be patient with your brothers and Sisters in Christ. Your parish council is doing their best to guide everyone through this difficult time.
Everyone at Kimisis is essential. This means that we must show love and respect one another by exercising reasonable caution. The most important thing that we can do is to love God together by praying with, and for one another!