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Blessed is he who always has before his eyes that "the earth is the Lord's and the fulness thereof" (Ps. 23:1), and keeps in mind that God is powerful to arrange for His servants as is pleasing to Him.

St. Barsanuphius

Welcome to Saint Andrew Orthodox 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, 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.

Saint Andrew Patronal Banquet - 2014
Fall Catechumen Classes

Fall Catechumen Classes

First Class October 25th at 4pm in the Fellowship Hall

The eight lecture Catechumen series that precedes the Nativity entitled "An Orthodox Catechism" begin on Saturday October 25th in the fellowship hall at 4pm.  Classes will be held each week on Saturdays for eight weeks. 

These classes are mandatory for catechumens hoping to be received into the Church at Pascha 2015. However, the classes are open to all who wish to attend. Inquirers are encouraged to attend.  

Lecture titles:

  • The True God
  • Man
  • Sin
  • Jesus Christ the Son of God
  • Repentance and Faith
  • The Holy Spirit and the Saints
  • The Church and the Most Holy Theotokos
  • Prayer and the Holy Scripture

 The next eight lectures will be held in the weeks preceding Pascha in 2015. 

Current Bulletin and Newsletter
Weekly Bulletin

Sunday November 23, 2014

Click here to view/download weekly bulletin





Weekly Service Schedule

Weekly Service Schedule

5:30 p.m. Great Vespers

6:00 p.m. Vespers
7:00 p.m. Family Night

9:00 a.m. Orthros
10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy

To see detailed Service Schedule for the week click here

Agape Meal following Liturgy in the Fellowship Hall

Modest attire required - no shorts, no bare shoulders

Church Temple Tours available by Appointment


Saint Andrew Orthodox Church
4700 Canyon Crest
Riverside, CA 92507



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