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May 17, 2020
Church reopening process
As we work towards reopening the church, we will be following CDC’s guidelines to ensure proper procedure in keeping everyone safe and healthy. This process will occur in several stages and the timeline of this process will be determined by the success and outcome of each stage. Listed below are the guidelines by which we will function during this first stage:
  1. A limited number of 10 worshipers will be allowed in the church per service.
  2. Parishioners must ensure 6-foot distancing and use of face coverings.
  3. Church Attendance: Please phone one of the priest’s either Fr. Boris or Fr. Michael to ensure your turn for church service attendance.
  4. In the church we will refrain from venerating and kissing icons, the chalice and the priest’s hand. A simple bow will be appropriate. This will be the practice until the pandemic passes.
  5. Confession will be done over the phone starting Wednesday of each week by phone call appointment. It is important to prepare for confession ahead of time so as to keep an appropriate seriousness and timeline for confession.
  6. If you are sick, or have any respiratory symptoms or fever please stay home and do not come to any services until you have fully recovered.
  7. Please note we are no longer allowed to park in the school parking lot. This is according to Denver School Mandate.
We look forward to start this reopening process with your help. God Bless you all!
Archpriest Boris Henderson
CHRIST IS RISEN!!!!
April 11, 2020
TEMPORARY CHURCH CLOSURE

Dear parishioners of the All Saints of Russia church:
For the protection of our parishioners and our clergy from infection with Coronavirus, and in compliance with the statewide “Stay in Place” Executive Order D2020-024 and Public Health Order 20-24, and with the blessing of His Eminence, Archbishop Kyrill, our church services are closed to the public until further notice (likely at least until April 26).
We encourage all to heed government warnings, remain at home and protect yourselves against this deadly virus. Unite your family in prayer and support one another spiritually. Be assured that at the All Saints of Russia Church we continue to pray for all of our parishioners and for our extended Orthodox family around the world.
Please be aware of the following:
1) Essential clergy will continue to serve behind locked doors. Unless there is an emergency situation, please do NOT enter the church without an explicit blessing of the rector even if you have keys.
2) The parish priests shall continue to pray for the end of this devastating & death-bearing pestilence at each Liturgy and at special molebens.
3) While public services are not permitted at this time, clergy can still commemorate your living, ailing, and reposed Orthodox at Liturgies, put up candles on your behalf during services, as well as serve molebens and panikhidas. Please send your donations and commemoration lists through regular mail (to the address below) or via the Donate button on our website (www.rocadenver.org) ahead of time - use the Paypal “Note” field to specify the required service and names to be prayed for.
4) If you have any particular needs or prayer requests, or would like to confess and receive Holy Communion, please contact Fr. Boris.
5) IMPORTANT! Please continue to support your parish with pledges and donations via the Donate button on our website (www.rocadenver.org) or by sending them via regular mail to All Saints of Russia Church, 3274 East Iliff Avenue Denver, Colorado 80210.
6) At this difficult time, it is a unique opportunity for our parishioners, both single and families, to conduct Sunday and important services in their houses, to really turn their homes into small churches. Please continue to pray at home and watch live services over the Internet:
  a. As our Vladyka Kyrill wrote: “The members of the Faithful are encouraged to increase their prayers by daily reciting an Akathist to the Lord, or the Theotokos, or to our beloved St. John of Shanghai & San Francisco, or to the Saint of their choice, praying for the cessation of this pestilence.”
Service to St. John is located here (in English): http://sjmc.sfsobor.com/files/SERVICE_St_John.pdf
  b. When one is unable to attend a Liturgy, an Orthodox Christian may read a Typica (http://sfsobor.com/2020_Typika.pdf) service at home with his family, before icons and a burning candle/vigil lamp. Following the   service, holy water and a small piece of prosphora may be received as a blessing.
  c. For live services in Slavonic, please connect to the All Saints of Russia Church in Burlingame, CA using the “LiveStream” on this website (or use any TV broadcasts from Russia): http://bit.ly/burlingamechannel
  d. For live services in English, please use this link provided by the ROCOR Holy Cross monastery in West Virginia: https://www.holycross.org/pages/livestream

We pray that the All-Merciful Lord will keep you and your families safe and well and give you strength at this difficult time.
Archpriest Boris Henderson, Rector
March 26, 2020
Read the article: "GOD IS WITH US: Solace in the Outbreak of the Corona Virus" here
St. John (Maximovitch): Nothing is Fearful for the Person Whose Hope is in God

Where can I go from Thy Spirit, and where can I escape from Thy presence? If I go up into heaven, Thou art there; if I go down into hades, Thou art present there. If I take up my wings toward the dawn, and make mine abode in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there shall Thy hand guide me, and Thy right hand shall hold me.” (Psalm 138: 7-10)
These divinely inspired words of the Psalmist David should be particularly in our thoughts during these days, when the entire world is literally quaking, and from every direction comes news of all kinds of distress, shocks and calamities.
Before you can concentrate on what is occurring in one country, you are distracted by even more threatening events which have unexpectedly erupted someplace else; and before you can get a grasp on them, yet other news distracts your attention to still some other location, forcing you to lose track of the previous ones, even though they have by no means reached their conclusion. READ THE REST HERE.
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*Dates listed are according to the civil calendar.
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