COVID-19 Updates

Updated: APRIL 2022

PROTOCOL

   

    • Effective March 21, 2022 the Government of the Province on Ontario announced the end of public masking requirements in most non-medical settings.  Further directives may be received by the local district health units at anytime.  

   • People at higher risk for severe illness (e.g. seniors) are encouraged to wear a mask for greater protection. You are encouraged to wear a tight-fitting, well constructed mask if you feel it is the right choice for you. 

   • Per the Eparchial Worship Safe Guidelines (2022-03-21): Online participation in Divine Liturgy is no longer considered a fulfilment of one's obligation for Sundays and Feasts, with the exception of those in poor health, who would be unable to attend church in normal circumstances. 

   • Please continue to self-screen for Covid-19 symptoms and stay home if you are unwell.

   • Enter through the front entrance only

   • Use of the lift will be accessible for only one at a time (two at a time if in same family/household)

   • Please use hand sanitizer in the Narthex prior to entering the church

 

SERVICE AND PRAYER

   

   • Please adhere to the 'traffic' arrows and sit in designated pews to maintain social distancing

   • Only non-contact veneration of icons and crosses is permitted (i.e. no kissing of sacred objects) until further notice

   • Distribution of Holy Eucharist will take place at the end of the Divine Liturgy  

   • Kneeling and singing are not permitted at this time, except for the cantor

   • Prayer books have been removed, a projector is setup for responses

   • There will be no collections during the service, a collection basket has been placed in the Narthex

   • Candles are to be lit only by an usher or designate to alleviate multiple surface contact  

   If you are feeling unwell, stay home!