Re-Closing of Cathedral
Dear Saint Sophia Community,
As we’re all aware, public health departments at the local, state and federal level are informing us of the continuing spread of the Covid-19 Virus. Testing reveals to us that the number of positive cases in Los Angeles County is on the rise.
The pandemic continues to pose a significant threat to our health when we venture into communal, public, spaces. As a result, the State of California and the County of Los Angeles have, once again issued an order for Houses of Worship, along with other public places, to close their doors and refrain from indoor services.
Father John and Father Christopher, along with the Saint Sophia Parish Council, will continue to monitor the situation. We will comply with the guidelines as set forth, as well as the information and guidance offered to us by the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco.
As we are inspired to pray for one another, we will continue to hold Orthros, Memorials and Divine Liturgy services on Sunday mornings as scheduled. Though the doors to the Cathedral will be closed, as we are not permitted to open for in person services, we will broadcast our services, live streaming on our Saint Sophia Facebook page and we encourage each of you and your families to, prayerfully, attend online.
The Huffington Center will also remain closed though our offices will be open during the week with regular hours and of course Father John and Father Christopher are available as usual.
Also, Father John we will continue to offer his Bible Study, online via Zoom, every Tuesday morning at 11:00 AM.
We must all be mindful of the policies and guidelines, as set forth by the Los Angeles Department of Health and the California Department of Health for our safety and well-being.
Here at Saint Sophia, we will continue evaluating the situation with the best interest of our faithful community in mind and we will also continue to lift up our voices, in prayer, to the Physician of our Souls and Bodies, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. May His blessings be upon you and His beloved church, Saint Sophia Cathedral.
Thank you and God Bless,
V. Rev. Father John S. Bakas, Dean
Dean Peratsakis, Parish Council President
Orthros: 8:00 am
Studies in the Faith: 9:15 am
Memorials: 9:45 am
Divine Liturgy: 10:00 am
On the first and third Sunday of the month, the Divine Liturgy is celebrated in English.
Cathedral Visiting Hours
Monday: – Closed
Tuesday – Friday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sunday: 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
If you wish to visit on a Saturday or Sunday, please call the church office during business hours to schedule your arrival.
If visiting on a Sunday, you are welcome to attend Divine Liturgy at 10 am.
Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday – Sunday: Closed
Holidays: Holiday Hours may vary