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'Just as a lamp lights up a dark room, so the fear of God when it penetrates the heart of a man illuminates him, teaching him all the virtues and commandments of God.'

Abba James



Thank you for visiting the St. Andrew Orthodox Church website. We hope you find our site informative and edifying. We also invite you to join us for one of our liturgical services – services that have been part of the worshipping tradition of apostolic Christianity since the era of the “early Christian Church."

Our parish is part of the ancient Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch where St. Luke in the Book of Acts tells us the believers were mockingly called “Christians” for the first time (Acts 11:26). We are part of the global Eastern Orthodox Church community which includes national churches in traditionally Orthodox countries like Russia, Greece, Romania, Serbia, Bulgaria, Cyprus, and the Middle East, but also in Japan, China, India, the Philippines, throughout Europe including Germany, France, Poland, Finland, across the British Isles, throughout the African continent including Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, and across North, Central and South America.  There are over 250 million Eastern Orthodox Christians in the world today and over 1 million in the United States. 

Our parish is more than just a place where people come to worship the living God (although it is first and foremost that!). St. Andrew is a vibrant faith community of people of all ages and backgrounds who are working out their faith together and raising their families in accordance with the commandments of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and the sacred norms for spiritual life of the ancient Holy Eastern Orthodox Church.

Many of our congregants journeyed to the Orthodox Church from other Christian faith traditions and denominations and some non-Christian religious and spiritual traditions. Whether you are “on a journey” or just wanting to visit a local Orthodox parish you will be welcome at St. Andrew. We are always honored to have visitors join us for prayer and worship.

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All are welcome to come and worship with us!









Friday, 30th

5:00pm            Vespers for the Righteous Eudokimos


Saturday, 31st

7:30am            Orthros

8:00am           Liturgy for the Righteous Eudokimos

5:30pm            Great Vespers



Sunday, 1st  

9:00am            Orthros

10:00am          Divine Liturgy—Procession of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross


Tuesday, 3rd   

5:00pm            Vespers for the Holy Seven Sleepers of Ephesus


Wednesday, 4th       

6:00pm            Vespers for the Forefeast of the Holy Transfiguration of Christ followed by light refreshments on playground and Lecture 2:  The Prodigal Prophet: An Exposition of the Prophecy of Jonah in the temple.


Thursday, 5th 

5:30pm            Vigil

7:00pm            Liturgy for the Great Feast of the Transfiguration with the blessing of grapes


Friday, 6th  

5:00pm            Vespers for the Holy Righteous Martyr Dometius of Persia and His Two Disciples


Saturday, 7th  

7:30am            Orthros

8:00am            Liturgy for the Holy Righteous Martyr Dometius of Persia and His Two Disciples

5:30pm            Great Vespers


Sunday, 8th

9:00am            Orthros

10:00am          Divine Liturgy


Saint Andrew Orthodox Church
4700 Canyon Crest
Riverside, CA 92507



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