Calendar of Events
Services are held in English on the first Sunday of every month. The Creed and the Lord's Prayer are recited in Greek, Russian (usually) and English - with Georgian, Romanian and other tongues to be heard depending on who is present in the congregation each week. All visitors are welcome to attend the Holy and Divine Liturgy, but you should note that only confirmed Orthodox Christians are permitted to receive Holy Communion. The blessed, but non-sanctified bread, distributed at the end of the Holy Liturgy, antidoron, is offered to all Christians.
Main worshiping area
We disinfect the main worshipping area before opening the doors. Although the same applies to the toilets, there is no disinfection of the kitchen area.
(i) We expect that faithful will not congregate at the entrance or exit
(ii) We have provided alcohol-based hand sanitizer/gel at both entrance and exit
(iii) If you want to wear a face covering, you can either bring your own or you may ask for one. As these items are costly and difficult to obtain, a 50p contribution will be greatly appreciated
Infection prevention and safety
v All members in attendance must maintain physical distancing at all times, including entrance and exit doors
v Anyone who is unwell or who shows symptoms of COVID-19 (high temperature/fever, cough or loss of smell), or is in the extremely vulnerable group, or is shielding, who is isolating, or is living with someone who is isolating or is unwell, MUST NOT ATTEND THE CATHEDRAL.
v If a face covering is not used for medical or other reasons, please cover the mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve (not hands) when coughing or sneezing
v Please note that there will be no access to the toilets when visiting the Cathedral for private prayer and contemplation
v Avoid close contact with people who may become unwell when within the building; inform immediately one of the officers or volunteers in attendance
v Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
v Do not touch face, eyes, nose or mouth if hands are not clean.
· Please assume effective physical distancing while in and around the building.
· Avoid non-essential contact with others.
· Keep a safe distance of at least 2 metres from others, until if and when revised by the Scottish Government
· Avoiding physical contact (e.g. hugs, handshakes, etc).
· Do not stand, take a seat in one of the clearly marked areas
An adequate supply of candles has been laid out with an officer or a volunteer overseeing to guide visitors as to the safe use.
The practice of bowing to venerate the icons is recommended, but where visitors touch the icons, these will be sanitised with wipes between each person to ensure hygiene measures are continued.