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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, 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.

(Click picture of temple to view aerial flight)


FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2018

7:00 pm. Akathist to the Theotokos



7:30 a.m. Orthros

8:00 a.m. Soul Saturday

4:00 p.m. Catechism

5:30 p.m. Great Vespers


SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 2018

St. John Climacus of the Ladder

9:00 a.m. Orthros

10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy


MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2018

7:00 p.m. Great Compline



5:00 p.m. Lenten Vespers with Great Compline



6:30 p.m. Little Compline with the Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete

and the Reading of the Life of St. Mary of Egypt



6:30 p.m. Presanctified Liturgy

8:00 p.m. Family Night and Lecture #4 in the series The Parables of Jesus

Fellowship Hall


FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2018

7:00 p.m. Akathist to the Theotokos



7:30 a.m. Orthros

8:00 a.m. Liturgy

1:00 p.m. Catechism (Note Time Change)

5:30 p.m. Great Vespers


SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2018

Great Feast of the Annunciation

9:00 a.m. Orthros

10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy

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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