Out of an abundance of caution and deep love and care for our parishioners, we therefore have decided, with the blessing of His Eminence Archbishop Mark, effective immediately, to suspend all services and activities this Sunday, March 15, 2020 and Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
If you are experiencing symptoms, please seek medical help immediately. Otherwise, please stay home, keep social distancing, avoid travel and public gatherings, and follow the CDC guidelines. We, at St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church, will monitor the situation and keep our community informed of the next step. We ask all parishioners to inform those who are not on this mailing list of these developments.
Suspending all services and the Sunday Liturgy is one of the most difficult decisions that we have ever had to make. We never thought that we would reach the point of not having the liturgy at our beloved St. Herman’s Church, but Great Lent reminds us all of the sacrifices that we need to make in order to persevere and prevail and to continue to strengthen our faith regardless of the circumstances.
It is our highest duty to safeguard you and your families and protect those who are weak and the most vulnerable. It is also our responsibility as community leaders to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and avoid public gatherings. We ask for your understanding and support!
Most Holy Theotokos Save Us!
With love in Christ,
Fr. John Perich, Pastor
St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Church
Glen Mills, PA