St. Nektarios Church
Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta
5108 Kuykendall Rd. Charlotte, NC 28270

2020 Coronavirus Prayer

A time of prayer has been requested by Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta.

He would like all of us to set a time each evening at 8 PM EST for the next few weeks until the Saturday of Lazarus to recite a Prayer of Protection from the Coronavirus.

Please join Fr. Nektarios live through Facebook (#letuspraytotheLord) or through the recording on YouTube using this link

Let us unite our hearts and prayers to Almighty God.

Excerpt from Prayer of Protection from the Coronavirus

O God Almighty, Lord of heaven and earth, and of all creation visible and invisible, in Your ineffable goodness, look down upon Your people gathered in Your name. Be our helper and defender in this day of affliction. You know our weakness. You hear our cry in repentance and contrition of heart. O Lord who loves mankind deliver us from the impending threat of the coronavirus. Send Your Angel to watch over us and protect us. Grant health and recovery to those suffering from this virus. Guide the hands of physicians, and preserve those who are healthy that  we may continue to serve You in peace and glorify Your most honorable and majestic Name, of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages. Amen.

Philoptochos Prayer for Protection against a Pandemic

Lord Jesus Christ our God, You Who created human beings with utter goodness, the healer of our souls and bodies, heed now the supplication of Your children, and save us from the impending threat against the world. For this affliction has spread ferociously and the fear of death has surrounded us. Many have suffered and many have passed on to repose, and there is none to save us, except You, O Lord.

 We know, Merciful Lord, that all this will cultivate our faith, as we implore you, crying out in utter repentance. Undo, O Lord, the dangerous effects of the virus and heal all people, as a most Gracious Lord. For those, who repose in peace, give rest in Your heavenly abode. Grant peace to the world, so that all people know that You are the Only God, and your faithful are not bound by death, but live forever.

 For You are our hope and our whole life is in Your benevolent hands, and to You we give glory, as well as to the Father and the Holy Spirit, now and forever and unto the ages of ages. Amen


Light a Candle in the St. Nektarios Sanctuary

To light a candle:

Click on the unlit candles on the tables to the left or right of the candle boxes.

A hand holding a candle will appear. Drag this image so the end of the candle can be lit using the candle in the candle box.

Next, drag the lit candle to the sand until the sand is highlighted in yellow.

Click to place your candle in the sand.

St. Nektarios Greek Orthodox Church | 5108 Kuykendall Rd. | Charlotte, NC 28270
tel: 704-708-4669 | fax: 704-846-6094 |