Worship Services Open on a Limited Basis
Updated March 1, 2021
Dear Family in Christ,
Our bishops have permitted the limited opening of our parish for public participation in liturgical services. For the time being, attendance in our nave is limited to 33% of capacity (100 persons). To accommodate the faithful, we also broadcast our Sunday morning services in our parish hall, distributing communion there during the Divine Liturgy.
Attendance at the Divine Services on Sunday morning in the nave or parish hall is assigned on a rotating schedule. If you have not been assigned to an attendance group but would like to be, please contact Aaron Hallberg.
In addition, we have added a second weekly Divine Liturgy (Saturdays at 10:00 a.m.) to our regular cycle of weekend services for high risk parishioners.
Saturday Vespers and any midweek services that are scheduled are open to all, subject to the capacity limitations in effect.
IMPORTANT: If you intend to attend worship services, please familiarize yourself with the information in our Pandemic Attendance Procedures document. These procedures are intended to keep all of us safe as we worship together. Following them is an expression of our love for each other and our obedience to our hierarchs.
We will continue to communicate with our faithful primarily through the All Saints email group. If you are not on the parish email group but would like to receive these messages, please send a note to Protodeacon David and ask to be added to this list.
You can continue to worship God with your financial offering in one of the following ways:
- Sending a check by postal service to the Church
- Directing your bank to send a check to the Church, typically via online banking/bill pay
- Using this button:
— Fr. David Winn, Pastor
At the present time we will serve all weekend and weekday worship services as scheduled. However, Orthros will be moved to 9:00am. Church School and Coffee Hour have been cancelled at least for the month of March. In order to potentially limit exposure to this disease, we ask:
- If you or another person in home is sick, please stay home and pray with us and for us from there.
- If you are over 60 with a weakened immune system or have an illness that would make you more susceptible to a virus infection, we also advise that you stay home and pray with us and for us from there.
- If you do come to worship at All Saints please abide by the guidelines sent out by Fr. Nicholas in several recent emails.
As St. Paul admonished: “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Php. 4:5,6
Glory be to God for all things!
All Saints Antiochian Orthodox Church began in October of 1992. It is a parish within the ancient Patriarchate of Antioch — where the disciples of Christ “were first called Christians.” The parish is under the jurisdiction of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America. We belong to the Diocese of Miami and the Southeast overseen by His Grace, Bishop Nicholas.
An important goal of All Saints is to provide the Raleigh area with a completely American, English-speaking, multi-ethnic, Traditional parish with an emphasis on worship and education. Our congregation is very open, active, and loving. We welcome visitors to our worship services and genuinely enjoy sharing our Orthodox faith with others.
Please explore and enjoy our website. You will find many interesting articles about our parish and about Orthodoxy as you move through its pages. Check Weekly Schedule.
Whether you are already an Orthodox Christian or seeking to become an Orthodox Christian, and would like to become a member of All Saints parish, please schedule an appointment with Father David at your earliest convenience. Please call the Church office at 919-859-1332 or send an email to email@example.com to make an appointment. Read More