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Arrangements for Holy Baptism can only be made by meeting in person with Father John. No arrangements for Holy Baptism will be made over the telephone, or by email.
Confessions are typically heard during the Canon at Matins during the Vigil Service.
Please contact Fr. John (by either email or telephone) if you would like to have your confession heard at another
The Divine Liturgy is in English and Slavonic, except on the first
Sunday of the month, when it is served primarily in Church Slavonic. Those
parts of the service ordinarily served in both English and Slavonic are not affected by this step. All sermons are in
REGARDING THE WUHAN VIRUS (COVID19) SITUATION and CHURCH SERVICES
As of this moment, there have been no regulations issued by the City of Phoenix or the State of Arizona limiting the size of gatherings or imposing a "shelter in place" practice. Also, unlike many other jurisdictions, there has been no closure order issued by the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia. Therefore, until and unless conditions change (and assuming my health allows), the full schedule of services, both for the Sunday Divine Liturgy and the Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts on Wednesdays and Fridays, will take place. (See the Calendar of Services posted here.)
Be assured that Archbishop Kyrill, the ruling hierarch of the Western American Diocese, has issued a decree setting out what will take place in the event a closure of our church becomes necessary in the fight to deal with the Wuhan virus (COVID19). Updates and additional information will be shared here and at our parish Facebook page as necessary. As the Archbishop said at the close of his decree, "God bless you and give you peaceful hearts. Do not be afraid!"