The new face that’s been growing on the face of the earth is the face you’ll find at the worship house.
A small group of worshipers, dressed in black, have been gathering at the church since its reopening this past weekend, to mark the holiday of Passover.
The worshipers who gather at the St. Mark’s Orthodox Church, on St. Nicholas Boulevard in San Francisco’s Mission District, were part of a larger gathering at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, which is in the Mission District.
The mission of the church, a Roman Catholic parish, is to offer “a more compassionate way of life,” according to its website.
“This is a way for us to be closer to our God and closer to people,” said Rev. Joseph Speranza, the church’s pastor.
“We want to provide a place where people can find peace, a place to gather together and connect.
That’s what this place is about.”
The worship service began at 6 p.m. with prayers for the health of the people of the Mission and for the well-being of the families that live in the neighborhood.
The congregation was led by a group of women in black robes and wearing white head coverings, which are a symbol of the Orthodox Church.
“I feel like I am a part of something bigger,” said Mary, a former pastor at St: Matthew’s.
“I feel very blessed to be a part, and I’m so happy that my children and grandchildren can come to this place to have this prayer service.
I’m excited to see that people are coming, but I’m not so sure what I’m going to do after that.”
Speranza said the congregation hopes to hold more services in the coming weeks, and he said that more information on the church would be forthcoming.
“It’s an open house, and it’s going to be exciting to see the people coming, and to see them come with different beliefs and different customs,” he said.