Weekly Update 10/01/2020 – Fr. Cyril Gorgy
Beloved Holy Resurrection Church family, I pray that you are well and safe.
Representatives from the HRC Board recently viewed another property that is being considered to serve as a home for Holy Resurrection Church. It’s located at 5840 Uplander Way, Culver City 90230. It’s currently used as an office building that is adjacent to Fox Hills Park. It will be available for viewing this Sunday, October 4th at 11am. We are asking all HRC congregants to visit the site and provide your feedback if we should pursue this property for our church. Please immediately provide your feedback through this link.
All Divine Liturgies are held outdoors. All participants are expected to read and STRICTLY follow the General Guidelines below. Parking is limited and therefore carpooling is encouraged. Please bring your own foldable chair.
We will resume REGISTRATION to attend SUNDAY Divine Liturgies starting Sunday October 11. To request to attend a Sunday Divine Liturgy, please register using this link.
HRC Fellowship Meeting will be held virtually on October 1st from 7-7:45pm. Fr. Kyrillos Ibrahim will be our guest speaker. See flyer
HRC Fellowship Meeting Night at Burton Chace Park will be on Saturday, October 3rd at 4PM. Come and bring a friend!
Last Sunday we celebrated the Feast of the Cross. We remembered when the Patriarchs of the Christian churches carried the honorable Cross of our Lord in a procession around the Holy Resurrection Church, in Jerusalem, in year 335. This took place on the day after the Patriarchs consecrated the Holy Resurrection Church and its altars. We look forward to the consecration day of our Holy Resurrection Church, which the Lord is preparing for us.
May our Risen Lord support and protect you, and your family by the power of His Holy Resurrection.
For His Glory,
Please review and abide by the following guidelines prior to attending church:
- Please STAY HOME IF YOU ARE SICK, or if you have a history or are experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness, including FEVER or COUGH.
- If you have traveled in that last TWO WEEKS, please do not sign up to attend a Divine Liturgy until, TWO WEEKS have passed since you returned and you do not have any COVID19 symptoms, or you have been tested negative twice.
- If you were in direct contact with anyone that tested positive for COVID-19, please do not sign up or come to the church services, whether with symptoms or not, until you are tested negative.
- If you test positive please do not sign up or come to the church services until you are tested negative, for two consecutive tests, regardless of the time it takes to be tested negative twice.
- You should attend the Divine Liturgy at the church you regularly attend.
- Every church will take all the precautions necessary to ensure your safety, but your attendance is entirely your choice, and the church does not accept any liability.
When you come to church:
- Arrive on time. The church gate will ONLY be open at the beginning of the service and will remain closed for the duration. No one will be permitted to open the church door other than the church servant assigned by the clergy.
- Your body temperature may be taken prior to entering the church.
- You should wear a mask and gloves at all times during the service.
- You should sanitize your hands when entering the church.
Inside the Church:
- You must keep a minimum distance of 6 feet at all times between you and others that are not in your household.
- Each family (same household) should seated together.
- Children will stand with their parents even if they are deacons.
- Please do not touch anything or anyone inside the church including icons, relics, clergy, and deacons, etc.
- For Ologea (Al Barka), the priest will wash his hands, cut it and distribute it. You will take it with your hand without touching the priest.
- After Liturgy, we need to stagger exiting from the church as individuals or families to ensure we maintain social distancing guidelines.
Partaking of the Eucharist:
- Please bring your own head covering, corporeal (for communion) and water to use for partaking of the Eucharist.
- Each family should come forward together to receive the Eucharist. As every family is approaching please maintain 6’ away from other families.
- During communion, you will remove your mask, open your mouth wide and have your tongue lay flat so the priest can place the Holy Body on your tongue.
- When taking the Holy Blood, open your mouth wide and the priest will pour the Blood from the spoon into your mouth.