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Outside the Church and without the Church, Christian life is impossible. Without the Church, the Christian teaching alone remains as an empty sound, for Christian life is Church life. Only in the life of the Church can a person live and develop. In a bodily organism, separate members never grow or develop independently of one another, but always and only in connection with the whole organism. The same applies to the Church. For the growth of the Church is at the same time the growth of its members….The word “Church” (ecclesia) appears one hundred and ten times in the New Testament, while such words as “Christianity” and similar words are completely unknown in the New Testament…to be Christian means to belong to the Church.

St. Hilarion (Troitsky), Christianity or the Church?





 

 

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. 

 

 

 

 

 

SERVICE SCHEDULE

 

MARCH

Monday, 8th  

5:30pm               Vigil

7:00pm               Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the 40 Holy Martyrs

                              of Sebastia

 

Tuesday, 9th  

5:00pm               Lenten Vespers

 

Wednesday, 10th  

6:00pm              Paraklesis to the Theotokos

7:00pm              Lecture 4: Romans Chapter 4 in lecture series

                            The Gospel Revealed: An Exposition of Romans

                             with Family Night

 

Thursday, 11th             

5:00pm              Lenten Vespers

 

Friday, 12th        

5:00pm                Vespers for the Recovery of the Relics of our

                              Holy Father Nikephoros the Confessor, Patriarch

                              of Constantinople

 

Saturday, 13th            

7:30am                 Orthros

8:00am                Divine Liturgy for the Recovery of the Relics of

                               our Holy Father Nikephoros the Confessor,

                               Patriarch of Constantinople

4:00pm                Catechumen Class – The Mystery of Chrismation

5:30pm                Great Vespers

 

 

Sunday, 14th           

9:00am                 Orthros

10:00am               Divine Liturgy – Forgiveness Sunday


 
   


Saint Andrew Orthodox Church
4700 Canyon Crest
Riverside, CA 92507

Phone:
951-369-0309

Email:
info@saintandrew.net




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