COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates

Announcements regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Per State Directives, the church will be open for attendance in strict adherence to these guidelines.

Those wishing to attend services will need to reach out to the CMC.

SBGOC RESPONDS: I want to help flatten the COVID-19 curve and make a difference –

RWJBarnabas Health TeleMed® (Information shared by our own Valsa Mathew who works at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick NJ)

Statement from His Grace Zachariah Mar Nicholovos, Metropolitan (March28th, 2020)

We all continue to keep vigilant in these days of the Coronavirus pandemic. It is imperative we continue to pray for those who are affected by this virus, especially those in healthcare who continue to offer their care for those who are ill.

On March 25th after Holy Qurbana I began experiencing some mild-cold and flu-like symptoms. Upon the advice from my primary care physician, and out of an abundance of caution I was tested for COVID-19, which came back positive. I have self-quarantined to ensure no one else is affected.

During this time, I humbly ask for your prayers, that I may get well soon and continue with my responsibilities to the clergy and the faithful in our Diocese.

New Guidelines from the Diocese due to COVID-19

Mid-lent Service Update – Mid-lent Service

SBGOC Weekend of March 14th, 15th Schedule – Newsletter – March 14, 2020

Announcement from the Diocesan Chancery

As a precautionary measure, His Grace Zachariah Mar Nicholovos, Metropolitan has directed that all major gatherings of our Diocese to be postponed until further notice – specifically: the Diocesan Lenten Retreat at Holy Transfiguration Retreat Center, Morth Mariam Vanitha Samajam Delegates meeting at St George Malankara Orthodox Church Fairless Hills, PA, and all area Lenten Retreats of the MGOCSM of the Northeast American Diocese.

North Plainfield Schools
March 12 at 3:43 PM
NPSD will be closing all schools & implementing a remote learning plan effective Mon, March 16, 2020 – Fri, March 27, 2020. Click for the letter from Dr. Aquino

New Jersey State Department of Health

CDC Coronavirus News and Updates