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

IMPORTANT NOTE (updated March 25th):

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 50percent of maximum capacity. For our building, this means up to 118 people. Sunday liturgies will continue to be held outside out of an abundance of caution***

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.

Confessions may still 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 confessions 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.

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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