DIVINE LITURGY REGISTRATION **UPDATED GUIDELINES (02/14/21)**

If you are sick or have any symptoms, you must stay home or seek medical help if necessary. That is: if you have any fever, cold, cough, difficulty breathing, sneezing; or have come in contact with people that tested positive. Please do not register for the services unless you have quarantined for 14 days and have no further symptoms.

Vespers & Midnight Praises:

  • Registration is not required for vespers or midnight praises. 

Divine Liturgy:

  • Registration is required for Sunday's Divine Liturgy only. You may register for the Divine Liturgy every Sunday. 

  • Registration is not required for weekday and Saturday Divine Liturgies.

  • Divine Liturgies shall be: 

    • Weekdays and Saturday: Mix language (Coptic/Arabic/English)

    • Sunday: English and Coptic

REGISTRATION PROCEDURES

  • Do not register for the sake of “reserving a spot”. Only register when you are certain of your attendance.

  • We are using a registration system that allows you to cancel your registration if you can no longer attend. 

  • If you register and can no longer attend, please cancel your registration. The email confirmation contains a link to cancel your registration. 

  • Do not register children and teens. Ensure they stand with their household during the Divine Liturgy.

​BEFORE YOU ARRIVE

  • Wash your hands.

  • For ages 4 and up, face coverings/masks are required for the duration of the Liturgy. This includes deacons. 

  • Bring your own headscarf [women], corporal—if you have one, hand sanitizer, and water bottle.

ARRIVAL PROCEDURES

  • Arrive early to be screened by medical personnel.

  • Church doors are closed and locked at 9:00 a.m. If the doors are closed, do not pound on any of the church doors. No further admissions once the doors are locked.

  • Face coverings/masks (for ages 4+) should be worn as soon as you exit your vehicle.

  • Use the hand sanitizing stations and sanitize your hands upon entering the church.

DIVINE LITURGY PROCEDURES

  • Face masks/face coverings are required for all attendees and deacons. Please keep your face mask on for the duration of Liturgy

  • So that we can accommodate a little more individuals per liturgy, ​families/same household may stand together. 

COMMUNION PROCEDURES

  • Please keep your face mask on the whole time until the time of Holy Communion. Before receiving the Holy Communion, wipe off your mouth with tissues or wipes after you take off your mask. After you receive the Holy Communion, please re-mask immediately as you head back to your pew. 

  • Please do not use paper towels, napkins, or tissues as a corporal ('lefafa'). 

  • One person at a time may come forward from his/her pew to partake of the Eucharist, approaching from the side row by row and returning to your seat through the middle aisle.

DEPARTURE PROCEDURES

  • After the final benediction, parishioners must remain in their pew.

  • Each pew, in order from front to back, proceeds to receive the Ologia (non-sanctified bread 'korban') from Abouna. 

  • Please depart after you receive the Ologia. There is no agape meal or coffee hour. 

  • You can drop your weekly offering as you depart in any of the donation boxes in the back of the church. You may also give through online giving.

  • Please do not congregate outside in the Fellowship Hall. 

CHURCH CLEANING PROCEDURES

  • We will continue to implement cleanliness and sanitation practices between every liturgy, including disinfecting pews, door handles, and other frequently touched surfaces. 

  • Please follow the CDC recommendations regarding your own health. If you fall into an "at-risk" category, please stay home and join us online.

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