St. Basil COVID UPDATE
May 27, 2021
IN ACCORDANCE WITH NEW CDC and NYS GUIDELINES and per an announcement from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, effective Sunday, June 6, 2021, we will no longer be required to register in advance to attend church services and there are no longer mandatory maximum capacity restrictions.
However, we encourage all parishioners attending services to continue to wear a mask inside the church except for those who have been fully vaccinated. If you are vaccinated, you are eligible to forgo wearing a mask if you wish to do so. If you are fully vaccinated and still choose to wear your mask that is okay too.
For the comfort of our families and in the best interest of all, we plan to provide an area that will continue to provide social distance seating and masks will continue to be provided in that area until further notice.
We will also continue our practice of venerating icons and holy items without physical contact. Holy Communion and Antidoron will also continue to be distributed as they have been for the past several months.
These new CDC and NYS guidelines are the result of a successful vaccination program and decreased rates of COVID-19, especially here in Rensselaer County! The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America announced it was celebrating this news and returning to a more normal life for all people. Should circumstances change, we will revisit the above guidelines.
We hope to see all of you, and your families, back with us in church at St. Basil Greek Orthodox Church at 909 River Street in Troy, NY.
Father Emmanuel and the Parish Council of St. Basil Greek Orthodox Church
Motion offered and passed Parish Council - Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Sunday of the 7th Ecumenical Council
Saints and Feasts Commemorated
Sunday of the 7th Ecumenical Council; Hosea the Prophet; Holy Martyrs Cosmas and Damian of Arabia; Andrew the Righteous Monk-martyr of Crete; Removal and Placing of the Sacred Relics of the Holy and Righteous Lazarus
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