St. Timothy Orthodox Church
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese
4593 Central Way, Fairfield, CA 94534
Current Protocols

Currently, parishioners and visitors may enter the church to attend all services.

The nave has limited space (approximately 20 people). When the nave is full, there are additional, properly spaced, positions in the parish hall. The service is televised into the hall, and ushers will bring you into the church for Communion.

Please do not attend our services ❧if you are elderly, ❧if you are at high-risk to be severely impacted should you catch COVID-19, ❧if you have any of the symptoms of COVID, or ❧if have been exposed to someone with COVID in the last two weeks. Instead, for your safety and the safety of your neighbor, stay home. You can watch our Sunday services live-streamed on our Facebook page.

Please follow these guidelines when attending services at St Timothy:

  • Wear a mask.
  • Maintain 6 feet of distance between yourself and others whether in the church or on the property. (Members of the same household may stand together, but distance your group from those outside your family group).
  • Please do not handle or kiss icons, crosses, the priests' garments, or other liturgical articles. A reverent bow is an appropriate alternative.
  • Avoid kissing the priest's hand. You may offer, instead, a respectful bow.
  • Please wait to receive the blessed bread at the end of liturgy from the hand of the priest.

Our ushers direct and assist parishioners as we learn these new processes. They will direct you to the proper places to stand and when to come forward for Communion. Please follow their directions for your safety and the safety of others.

We will not have an agape meal after the Divine Liturgy for the foreseeable future. 

These guidelines will likely change as we get revised direction from our county and our hierarchs. Please look to this page and to emails from the parish office for new information.