St. Timothy Orthodox Christian Church, in Fairfield, CA, is a parish of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America. All of our services are conducted in English. Visitors and those interested in discovering the faith and worship of the Orthodox Church are always welcome!
Our usual weekend schedule of services is:
- Great Vespers, each Saturday at 6:00 p.m.
- Orthros, each Sunday at 9:00 a.m. (8:15 in Summer)
- Divine Liturgy, each Sunday at 10:00 a.m. (9:15 in Summer)
You will find the times for all services and events on our parish calendar.
We are a multicultural parish, made up of Orthodox Christians from the Middle East, Europe, and Eritrea as well as a large number of American converts from Protestant and Roman Catholic churches. Our Middle Eastern families come from Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, and Syria.
St Timothy is located in Cordelia at the junction of I-80 and I-680, convenient to residents of Solano, Sonoma, Yolo and Contra Costa counties.
COVID 19 SPECIAL UPDATE
The Sunday Orthros and Divine Liturgy as well as the Friday Paraklesis Service are open for public attendance. At this time, Saturday Vespers will not be served in the Church, but will be live streamed on Facebook by Fr. Andrew from his home chapel.
Please follow these guidelines when attending services at St Timothy:
- If you are elderly, have any of the high risk factors that would make you more vulnerable should you catch COVID-19, if you have any of the symptoms associated with COVID or have been exposed to someone with COVID in the last two weeks, we ask that for your safety and the safety of your neighbor that you not attend St Timothy at this time.
- Maintain 6 feet of distance between yourself and others (members of the same household may stand together, but distance their group from the next family group or individual outside their family group).
- Masks are required by California law to enter the Church buildings.
- Please do not handle or kiss icons, crosses, or other liturgical articles. A reverant bow is an appropriate alternative.
- Avoid kissing the priest's hand. You may offer, instead, a respectful bow.
- Please wait to receive the blessed bread at the end of liturgy from the hand of the priest.
- When receiving Holy Communion, please tip your head back, open your mouth wide, and receive the Eucharist from the priest without closing your mouth on the spoon.
The nave has limited space (approximately 20 people). When the nave is full, please stand in the refectory. We have identified additional, properly spaced out, positions in the refectory and will be simulcasting the service on the flat panel television mounted there. If you are watching services from the refectory, the ushers will direct you in for communion, ensuring proper separation. When the refectory reaches capacity you will not be able to be inside the building.
Some of our parishioners have volunteered to act as ushers. Their role is to direct and assist us as we learn these new processes. They will direct you to the proper places to stand and when to come forward for Communion. By complying with the direction provided by the ushers, we do our part in being obedient to the guidelines and we show love for our neighbor who is with us in church.
We will not have a mercy meal in the refectory, but a coffee urn will be set up outdoors. If you wish to partake, please maintain the same six foot physical separation guidelines in the parking lot as you did in the church.
We anticipate these guidelines will change as we get revised direction from our county and our hierarchs. Please look to this page and to emails from the parish office for new information.