Saint John the Baptist Church
As of June 9, 2020, we can increase the attendance at services - 50 people or 25% of the official capacity limit (which for us is basically the same).
Therefore, the sign up is expended to 40 attendees (reserving 10 spots for chanters and helpers already present).
You are also invited to participate in the services by reading/chanting. No prior experience is necessary. If you volunteer, you will be asked to read a hymn or two. If you are willing to volunteer, indicate it in the "comment" section when you sign up to attend the services.
If you plan to attend the services, please fill out the form below and be mindful of the following:
- If you are certain that you are healthy, you are welcome to return to church. If you are in the "at risk" group, however, that is, you are 65+ years of age and/or with pre-existing respiratory, heart conditions, etc. conditions, and/or not feeling well at the moment, consider staying home for now, for your own safety.
- Practice physical distancing while in church. You may stand in a group with your family, but make sure to be at least 6 feet from others, for the time being. Same applies to when you stand in line for Communion.
- Come to church on time, especially if you would like to come to confession. For confession on Sunday you should be in church no later than 9:10am. Confessions can also be heard before or after Vespers on Saturday. Notify Father Aleksey ahead of time or write "confession" in the "comment" section when signing up.
- You may wear a mask and/or gloves. Please note, however, that not everyone might be wearing them in church. We have a hand-sanitizer available in the narthex (vestibule) upon you entering or leaving the church. You do not have to kiss the icons/chalice/cross, if you do not want to at the moment. However, everything in the church has been cleaned and disinfected, and will continue to be.
- For Communion, Father Aleksey will rinse the spoon after each communicant in 190-proof alcohol and hot water.
- The services will continue to be live-streamed on Youtube through the end of June.
Yours in the Lord,
|| Priest Aleksey Paranyuk