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As per the guidelines set forth by our Metropolitan, we're limiting to liturgies with no more than 10 attending, including the essential people required to hold eucharist (priest, chanters, etc).

Also per the Metropolitan's guidelines, we're streaming services. As the only person in my parish who knows how to do this, I'm apparently now essential  :D

Curous, are you streaming on a website or facebook live?
We're going to be using YouTube for now. Very few of our parishioners have Facebook accounts so that was out, and I don't have the kind of free time (yet) to set up our web site for streaming.
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This virus crisis helps those of us who didn't live under the communist repression of religion realize how lucky we were to have had a choice between attending services or staying at home to pray.

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Also per the Metropolitan's guidelines, we're streaming services. As the only person in my parish who knows how to do this, I'm apparently now essential  :D
Dear FormerReformer and Bob2,
Would you like to share with me links that you have to services being streamed online?
I have the Facebook page link to St. Mary's Antiochian in Wilkes-Barre.
https://m.facebook.com/StMaryAO/

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An Archpastoral Perspective on the Coronavirus
March 21, 2020

Fr. Tom Soroka welcomes His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon ... for a special edition of Ancient Faith Today. Metropolitan Tikhon shares his perspective on the ongoing crisis and the Church's response. Learn how he is spending his time "sheltering in place" including a special treat at the end.
https://www.ancientfaith.com/podcasts/aftodaylive/an_archpastoral_perspective_on_the_coronavirus

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Clergy Keep Communities Connected During Outbreak
Responding to the recent order of San Francisco’s City Government to shelter-in-place, Archpriest Kirill Sokolov, Dean of Holy Trinity Cathedral here, has begun a daily online gathering where the faithful can hear the scripture of the day, pray, and discuss recent events.

Father Kirill was inspired to start this group after reading about a similar group started by Archpriests George Kokhno and Valery Shemchuk at St. Nicholas Cathedral, Washington, D.C.

At the Church of Saint Athanasius, Nicholasville, KY, Archpriest Justin Patterson will hold a ‘virtual coffee hour’ using the app Houseparty.
https://www.oca.org/news/headline-news/clergy-keep-communities-connected-during-outbreak

An abbreviated version of the OCA resources list:
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Resources for Coronavirus outbreak
Molieben Sung in Time of Devastating Epidemic and Deathbearing Pestilence
https://www.oca.org/PDF/Music/Supplemental/moleben-epidemic-pestilence.pdf
Music for the Molieben [Zip file]
https://www.oca.org/PDF/Music/Supplemental/moleben-in-time-of-epidemic.zip

Reader’s Service of Prayer for Protection from the Coronavirus [From the Archiocese of Western Pennsylvania]
https://www.ocadwpa.org/files/Official%20Letters/Prayer-Service---COVID-19-.pdf

3rd Hour, 6th Hour, and Typica Reader’s Service for Sundays, ["Service for Sunday Absence"]
https://saintspeterandpaulboone.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/service-for-sunday-absence.pdf


Daily Scripture readings from the OCA Website
https://www.oca.org/readings

OCF: Bringing an On Campus-Connection to your Living Room
https://www.ocf.net/ocf-at-home/

Music at St. Tikhon’s
[https://www.facebook.com/sttikhonsmusic/?__tn__=kCH-R&eid=ARDSJcyVWnR5RjF4c0Dmxr-2YloCz7kCoF3tvNMf0KNL9RFbkfQUKIv7uobBZ5HgD7_ZVp8GDUg_Z1qM&hc_ref=ARScFXWK98JAx9iG_sEIMm96sal1TTlRTK5diag8GEgIQ3MArhVV2OOmv9DomieTgH0&fref=nf&__xts__[0]=68.ARCMiv1GsLhbdMMYfJ1S3TarUpnVb0p4qPYdTNHOkp8KBZykzXl_blNDwcodFT4UDIhBWyOKmnQjYfOIB07J5wSCWFiN5165R_OYiTt4sxCNjfAyyGlswlopsiU8SsDa8IZcNXVUfgILkF4LibiSS_QsM0kvTRoeoe9EF9FM2GBO1VYqREuM5ocisN4_ZAFHGTIdnydP43eQtWWGXKMkjagiktijbFq6nds8mBgHaehqIDdEm1ilhoSRWtlwXMBqnPNLi33INRkhLI5V7kwW82xpnfZ5YmiaS2MBRifHiuT6n7ug9sg85iBWB39-nzL_FCTXpv5iywapP5zHdFol4OLydBFPEbSQXz2hSQaQWRPNcnY9kHyjHSett5htcHmgvwWGzWe78qMHwk6JJcOFxS1pVSOuAjuW12iNAxKO3qP3FS5DA9wuy8_BdbVSCUWcBBq7w_pM94QB9J4fTvpuuV9fSwm_SClzWFaOz1fGDGU74Mqs55jW]

https://www.oca.org/resources-coronavirus
I take it that the "Service for Sunday Absence" is what the OCA is presenting for parishioners to pray at home instead of the liturgy if they can't make it to Church or who stay home for health reasons. I think that this is the OCA's version of what the Antiochian Church is presenting now as the Readers' and Typika Services for Sundays when parishioners are staying home.

I am referring to the AOCUSA page that says:
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Sayidna Joseph has blessed the publication of "Readers Services" for the faithful to use at home without the presence of a priest. This includes Readers Vespers, Readers Orthros, and the Service of Typika, starting with the cycle of services for the weekend of March 21 and March 22, 2020. In addition, the Department of Liturgics has published instructions for readers versions of Great Compline for Mondays-Thursdays of Great Lent, as well as for Little Compline with the Akathist Hymn for Fridays in Great Lent, which are especially helpful in times of great affliction. You can find all of this at the Online Liturgical Guide. The Department will add more services as need requires.

​Therefore, the faithful can stand in front of their icons at home and still participate in the life of the Church during this difficult time.
https://www.antiochian.org/regulararticle/624

The Antiochian Orthodox Church's Online Liturgical Guide is at: https://www.antiochian.org/liturgicday
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Divine Liturgy Variables (PDF)
Sunday Orthros - Reader Service (PDF)
Typika Service (PDF)
I take it that you would do the three services above if you were an AOCUSA parishioner staying home instead of going to the liturgy.

The OCF Resources look good. It includes:
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OCF @ Home Chapel--March 22, 2020 @ 8 PM EDT
Join us for Small Compline & the Akathist of Thanksgiving led by OCF students.
https://www.ocf.net/ocf-at-home/
I think it means that you can connect online with the Home Chapel services.
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Also per the Metropolitan's guidelines, we're streaming services. As the only person in my parish who knows how to do this, I'm apparently now essential  :D
Dear FormerReformer and Bob2,
Would you like to share with me links that you have to services being streamed online?
I have the Facebook page link to St. Mary's Antiochian in Wilkes-Barre.
https://m.facebook.com/StMaryAO/
https://youtu.be/PCm-yTmKLNw

This may be our only one for a while, as New Mexico has issued a Stay at Home warning and our priest has been self isolating after recent travel to the East Coast for a retreat where he was the guest speaker.
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In my Parish, on Sunday - there were about 50 people and almost everyone received Holy Communion.

There were few older people and fewer children. The Liturgy was broadcasted on Facebook.

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This virus crisis helps those of us who didn't live under the communist repression of religion realize how lucky we were to have had a choice between attending services or staying at home to pray.

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Last week my priest sent out an email to the parish saying that services would be online, so last Sunday I watched part of the service of my archdiocese and most of the service from where my priest is.

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One Orthodox parish here is remaining open, and I am going.

Council of Nicea:
Εθη ἀρχαῖα κρατείτω. 
Mores antiqui obtineant.
The ancient ways shall prevail.

The sentiment of Nicea in Greek and Latin, translated into English.

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One Orthodox parish here is remaining open, and I am going.

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This virus crisis helps those of us who didn't live under the communist repression of religion realize how lucky we were to have had a choice between attending services or staying at home to pray.

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