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Welcome Committee

Our ushers and greeters want you to know You Belong Here!


Our parish volunteers are waiting at the entrance of the church to greet and welcome you to celebrate the Divine Liturgy and worship with us on Sundays and at additional weekday services.

Because worship is an important part of Orthodoxy, the best introduction to the Orthodox Church is to attend the Divine Liturgy or the celebration of one of the major Sacraments.

A first-time visitor may be overcome by the music and the ceremony, but it is in worship that the distinctive flavor, rich traditions, and living faith of Orthodoxy is truly experienced.

These faithful greeters are called upon to provide a very special service of hospitality as their liturgical ministry.

To learn more about our Welcome Ministry or to volunteer as a greeter, contact Welcome Ministry Leader Joanna Matsis. You can also call the church office at (510) 581-8950.

The Hospitality of Abraham (Genesis 18:1-15)

The Hospitality of Abraham is a Russian icon by Andrei Rublev that shows the three angels that appeared to Mamre. The three angels represent the Trinity. The angel in the middle represents Christ, the Son of God. The fourth place at the table toward you is empty. This is because Christ has a place set for you. You belong here - and to Him.