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What sacrifices we make, let them be sacrifices that transform us. They are not ends in and of themselves. They are tools by which we can become a little closer to God's image, a little closer to Christ's life.
+St. John Chrysostom



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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Weekly Bulletin

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The church is now open with limited

attendance in the Temple, and provision for overflow.

See bulletin for guidance on participation. 










Saturday, 17th          

7:30am                  Orthros

8:00am                 Divine Liturgy for Vespers for the Holy Prophet


5:30pm                  Great Vespers


Sunday, 18th    

9:00am                 Orthros

10:00am               Divine Liturgy


Tuesday, 20th    

5:00pm                 Righteous Father Hilarion the Great


Wednesday, 21st       

6:00pm               Vespers for Holy Father Averkios the Wonderworker;

                              Holy Seven Youths of Ephesus

7:00pm               Lecture #7 After God: The Failure Secular Ethics in 

                              our series Good Deeds: Cultivating a Life of Virtue

                              and Family Night


Thursday, 22nd           

5:00pm                Great Vespers for Holy Apostle James the Brother of God


Friday, 23rd       

5:00pm                Vespers for Holy Great Martyr Arethas and Those with Him


Saturday, 24th          

7:30am                  Orthros

8:00am                 Divine Liturgy for Holy Great Martyr Arethas and

                                Those with Him

5:30pm                  Great Vespers


Sunday, 25th    

9:00am                 Orthros

10:00am               Divine Liturgy



Saint Andrew Orthodox Church
4700 Canyon Crest
Riverside, CA 92507



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