The Nativity of the Holy Virgin Orthodox Church
Orthodox Church in America
Menlo Park, CA
Special Information during Coronavirus Pandemic

UPDATED March 25th, 2021!

By the order of Archbishop BENJAMIN, all parishes must comply with local (county) health ordinances during the Coronavirus pandemic. This means that ALL of our services will be livestreamed. All Sunday liturgies will be held in our front parking lot, and anyone may attend who registers ahead of time by 4 PM the day before. You may e-mail, text, or call Fr Andrew Smith (contact info below) to register. All other services are open to the public at 50 percent maximum building capacity!

Please be aware you will need to fill out a consent form for liability and contact tracing purposes. Also, please acquaint yourselves with our social distancing protocols here and here. These documents are also made available at the front entrance of the property during outdoor services. Thank you in advance for your cooperation!

Every Sunday at 10:00 AM the Divine Liturgy will be livestreamed from the parish FaceBook page -- please tune in from home! 

All services on the calendar are open for in-person worship! Masks and social distancing are still required. 

***As of March 17th, San Mateo County is on the Orange Tier. This means that indoor services will be first come, first served (up to 50 percent capacity, or 118 people)***

Confessions may be heard over the phone -- please e-mail ( or call (650) 326-5622 Fr. Andrew to schedule a confession.

Moliebens (prayer service) and panikhidas (memorial service) can be arranged to be done with Fr Andrew either virtually (via FaceTime or ZOOM) or inside the church. Please call or e-mail to schedule one. 

If you are ill and need communion, Fr. Andrew can bring it to you. Again, please call -- we are here for you!

Welcome to Our Parish In Menlo Park!

The Nativity of the Holy Virgin Russian Orthodox Church has faithfully served Orthodox Christians in the Bay Area for over fifty years. Founded after the Second World War by Russian émigrés from China and Europe, our parish now ministers to a wide variety of people, including many recent arrivals  from the former Soviet Union. We welcome all to join us as we continue to serve the Lord Jesus Christ and proclaim the Gospel of salvation in an ever-changing world.

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Address: 1220 Crane St, Menlo Park, CA

Our church and fellowship hall are both wheelchair-accessible.