I pray that you and your family members are all well and taking appropriate precautions during this very difficult health pandemic that has affected our nation and now our local communities. During the next few weeks, I will be keeping in touch with you over the internet through Facebook, email and website updates.
As you may have already been informed, the Federal and State Governments are requiring us to close down our facilities and all of our activities, including worship services, until further notice. Only our office staff are available to assist with information via telephone 410-573-2072 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
With this new mandate in place, we will be livestreaming all of our services on our Facebook page starting tomorrow at 6:00 pm for the Presanctified Liturgy. Our Facebook link is: https://www.facebook.com/schgoannapolis/ Updates will be given with scheduling of services and how you can log in to join us in prayer. Your understanding and support are welcomed at this point. Easter is coming and we want to celebrate our Lord’s message of hope and love of His Resurrection in our hearts and homes. We might have to change our pattern of worship out of necessity, but it does not mean we abandon our way of Life as Orthodox Christians. We will continue to evaluate upcoming events and we will contact you with that information in the days ahead.
Rev. Protopresbyter Kosmas Karavellas
The President and our Governor, along with the White House Coronavirus Task Force, issued new guidelines to help protect Americans during this global Coronavirus outbreak:
Also, the Annapolis Call Center is now activated. For questions, the Call Center number is 410-260-2211. For questions about COVID-19, please call the Department of Health Warm Line at 410-222-7256 or visit the Anne Arundel County Department of Health at aahealth.org.
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As per the revised directive issued by the Ecumenical Patriarchate through the Exarch His Eminence, Archbishop Elpidophoros, effective immediately the Divines Services are hereby permitted to take place within our parishes. However, the doors to the churches will remain closed to the faithful, as they are to be instructed to participate in the celebration of the Divine Services through the various online live streaming services that have been made available to them.