We welcome all visitors and invite you to join us for worship. We understand that you may be curious about what to expect during your visit, so keep reading below for some frequently asked questions.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long are services?
On Sundays, Divine Liturgy lasts about one hour and thirty minutes. The Divine Liturgy is split into several parts, which you can read about on our Divine Liturgy page.
Is there a dress code?
There is no rigid dress code for attending church services. You will find that Orthodox parishioners tend to dress more formally for services, but any modest clothing ranging from "Casual Friday" attire to formal wear is acceptable.
Do I need to sit in a specific area?
You are welcome to sit anywhere that will make you feel comfortable. Note that we display our liturgical prayers and hymns on two screens at the front of the church, so we recommend that you sit wherever you will be able to comfortably read what is being displayed.
Can a non-Orthodox person receive the Holy Eucharist?
Because the Orthodox Church celebrates the Holy Eucharist as the Divine Mystery of Christ’s real, physical presence, it is reserved for those members of the Orthodox Church who have prepared themselves to receive the Body & Blood of the Lord. Non-Orthodox visitors are still invited to participate in the worship of the church and are welcome to attend all parts of the service.