We welcome you to join us for Orthros and Divine Liturgy at St. Basil. Temporarily for your protection, our Church is following government laws & recommended protocols:
UPDATE April 2021
Holy Week is rapidly approaching. We are encouraging more people to attend Church services in person. We are also obligated to comply with updated NYS regulations to ensure your safety. Masks are still required as well as social distancing. We have increased the registration system to accommodate more people. However, given our Church size and seating, we are limiting the number of people INSIDE the Church to 50. Please remember, masks and social distancing are still required.
What this means to you: If you would like seating inside the Church, you need to be registered, and arrive at church on time. It will be on a first come, first served basis. After we reach capacity of 50, you will be directed for seating inside the Church Hall. We have a large video monitor broadcasting the service. We ask you treat your time inside the Hall during the broadcasted service with proper decorum - as if you are in Church – no talking, no eating. You will be allowed to enter the Church to light a candle, socially-distanced venerate the Icons, to receive Sacraments, and for dismissal. WE ASK FOR YOUR COOPERATION WITH THE PARISH COUNCIL, and ask respectfully that you arrive on-time to ensure seating within the Church. Thank you for your understanding.
Καλό Πάσχα καί καλή Ανάσταση.
- Occupancy in the Church is limited to 40 50 persons (effective June 18, 2020 and subject to change)
- We are practicing social distancing
- Protective masks are required
- Sanitizers are available
- Please do not show up to the church without a confirmed reservation. Please respect that you will have to be turned away so that we are in compliance.
- Be respectful that once you have a confirmed reservation, if your plans change, to cancel your reservation to allow someone else to attend. Details on how to do so will be provided in the reservation confirmation email.
- A reservation is required for every member of your family, children included, no matter the age.
Please read and acknowledge what to expect once you have made a reservation to attend services:
- The door will be locked as you await a Parish Council member to check your registration and be sure to line up socially distanced outside the entrance or remain in your car until you see there is access.
- Masks must be worn – please bring your own
- Candles will be handed to you a by Parish Council member
- Please venerate icons without physically touching
- You will be escorted to a seat by a Parish Council member and placed in a socially-distanced position – we will do our best to seat you in your preferred “location” but cannot accommodate all
- Household members will be allowed to sit together (please reserve a seat for each family member attending) – you will have to indicate this to a Parish Council member should you arrive at different times
- Holy Communion will be offered for those prepared. Temporary provisions have been made to ensure safety.
- Entrance into the church and exit will be one-way:
- The center aisle will be used for entering the church pew, receiving communion AND receiving antitheron (wait for a Parish Council member to assist at the end of Liturgy)
- The outside aisles will be used for returning from the front of church back to your pew or exit.
- Please follow the directions of the Parish Council at all times.
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