UPDATED January 15th, 2021!
Due to a potential COVID contact, and per diocesan policy, the church will be CLOSED to any visitors for two weeks (including the weekends of January 16th/17th and 23rd/24th).
UPDATED November 29th, 2020!
By the order of Archbishop BENJAMIN, all parishes must comply with local (county) health ordinances during the Coronavirus pandemic. This means that ALL of our services will be livestreamed. All Sunday liturgies will be held in our front parking lot, and anyone may attend who registers ahead of time by 4 PM the day before. You may e-mail, text, or call Fr Andrew Smith (contact info below) to register.
Please be aware you will need to fill out a consent form for liability and contact tracing purposes. Also, please acquaint yourselves with our social distancing protocols here and here. These documents are also made available at the front entrance of the property during outdoor services. Thank you in advance for your cooperation!
Every Sunday at 10:00 AM the Divine Liturgy will be livestreamed from the parish FaceBook page -- please tune in from home!
Any service on the calendar that is held outdoors is open for in-person worship! Masks and social distancing are still required.
***As of November 29th, San Mateo County is on the Purple Tier. This means that indoor services will be Live Stream ONLY***
Fr. Andrew is putting together reader's vespers every day so that anyone can pray at home.
Confessions may be heard over the phone -- please e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call (650) 326-5622 Fr. Andrew to schedule a confession.
Moliebens (prayer service) and panikhidas (memorial service) can be arranged to be done with Fr Andrew either virtually (via FaceTime or ZOOM) or outside in the church yard. Please call or e-mail to schedule one.
If you are ill and need communion, Fr. Andrew can bring it to you. Again, please call -- we are here for you!
The Nativity of the Holy Virgin Russian Orthodox Church has faithfully served Orthodox Christians in the Bay Area for over fifty years. Founded after the Second World War by Russian émigrés from China and Europe, our parish now ministers to a wide variety of people, including many recent arrivals from the former Soviet Union. We welcome all to join us as we continue to serve the Lord Jesus Christ and proclaim the Gospel of salvation in an ever-changing world.
Address: 1220 Crane St, Menlo Park, CA
Our church and fellowship hall are both wheelchair-accessible.