The Nativity of the Holy Virgin Orthodox Church
Orthodox Church in America
Menlo Park, CA

IMPORTANT NOTE (updated February 13th):

By the order of Archbishop BENJAMIN, all services are to be livestreamed until further notice due to the Coronavirus pandemic. In-person services may be held according to local county ordinances.

***Right now in San Mateo County, we are ALLOWED to have in-person indoor services up to 25 percent of maximum capacity. For our building, this means up to 59 people. Sunday liturgies will continue to be held outside***

Every Sunday at 10:00 AM an outdoor liturgy will be served in the church yard and livestreamed from the parish FaceBook page -- please tune in, OR e-mail Fr Andrew if you would like to attend! Check the calendar for additional services.

Fr. Andrew is putting together reader's vespers every day (until mid-March) so that anyone can pray at home. 

Confessions may be heard over the phone -- please e-mail ( or call (650) 326-5622 (Fr. Andrew) to schedule a confession.

If you are ill and need communion, Fr. Andrew can bring it to you. Again, please call -- we are here for you!

Regular Schedule [amended due to Coronavirus pandemic]

All Night-Vigil: Saturday at 5PM

Divine Liturgy: Sunday at 10AM (outside)

Confession: BY TELEPHONE! Please call or email Fr Andrew to set up at appointment. (Normally confession are heard Saturdays 6:30 PM after the All Night Vigil, and Sundays 9:00 AM before Liturgy. No confessions are heard after 10:00 AM, so arrive early!)

Services are celebrated in both Church Slavonic and English. Our parish follows the Julian ("Old") Calendar.

Monthly Calendar
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Special Services

Moliebens and panikhidas are served by appointment, and are performed either virtually (via FaceTime or ZOOM) or inside the church. These, and other services (baptisms, weddings, funerals, etc.), should be arranged with Fr. Andrew Smith by calling (707) 327-6177 or e-mailing