Dear Beloved of Christ,
By the grace of God, the Convent is now accepting visitors. All who wish to visit must follow these new rules and guidelines:
+ The Convent is open for daytime visitors between the hours of 4:00 am to 5:30 pm.
All visitors must be wearing a mask at all times and in all places at the Convent unless you have been vaccinated. If so, please make sure to bring your vaccination card.
- All daytime visitors MUST register online to come for a daytime visit, without exceptions, and must sign the COVID-19 release electronic waiver.
- Local males may come alone only at the start of the Divine Liturgy and must leave immediately after the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy.
- All other males (i.e. not locals) are NOT allowed in ALONE for a daytime visit. Theses males must be accompanied by one of the following in order to come for a day visit: 1) a Priest, 2) mother, or 3) wife, or 4) sister only if they are 18 years of age or older, or or 5) daughter, only if they are 18 years of age or older.
Non-Orthodox Visitors Policy
Non-Orthodox denominations must believe in the statement of faith of the Coptic Orthodox Church in order to utilize St. Mary and St. Demiana Convent. The Nicene Creed (“Orthodox Creed”) is the statement of faith of the Coptic Orthodox Church, written in the early fourth century by one of the Coptic Church’s most important figures, St. Athanasius the Apostolic.