The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting every corner of our world. In the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco, all seven states, 67 parishes, and three monastic communities, have had to make significant adjustments to worship services and ministry activities during this time when people are directed to stay at home and shelter in place. We know this presents challenges on many levels, but the Metropolis has compiled this page to include special resources for Worship, Technology, Finance, and Ministries. We will be updating this page so please check back for additional information to support our parishes and faithful during the pandemic.

Messages from Metropolitan Gerasimos

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Reflection for Thanksgiving 2021

“Without thanksgiving we are not truly human. This, in fact, is the very foundation of the Church’s Eucharistic understanding of itself and of its mission in the world."


Services, prayers, and spiritual reflections.

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Reopening Our Parishes

In a post COVID-19 world people will be looking for community and human interaction. And we all await with positive anticipation the time when we can return to our beloved parishes. Soon, the horizon will be in sight, and that will be our prompt for action. But there are things we can do now to help us prepare for the eventuality of a return.

Usher Guides (can be downloaded and customized for your parish)


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A Different Communion

All our lives we have enjoyed participation in Holy Communion. The moment has come for us to commune differently: Let us offer our blood to our fellow human beings.

Ecumenical Patriarchate

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Health Resources

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