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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?

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.

St. John Chrysostom Catechetical School

Saint John Chrysostom Catechetical School Begins New Lecture Series

Wednesday nights at 7pm entitled

Apocalypse Soon: An Exposition of the Revelation of St. John.   

The next lecture will be Wednesday May 27th

Family Night meals are served during the lectures.  Donations for the meals are $2.50 per person, or $5 per family.  

Come and enjoy great food, edifying lectures and fellowship!

Aerial Drone Flight Over St. Andrew Orthodox Church

(Click picture of temple to view aerial flight)

2015 Parish Life Conference

 Come Join us for the

Diocese of Los Angeles and the West

63rd Annual Parish Life Conference

July 1-5, 2015

Hosted by St. Andrew Church, Riverside CA

Will take place at Irvine Mariott

Click here to view conference video

Click here to register

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Current Bulletin and Newsletter
Weekly Bulletin

Sunday May 24, 2015

Click here to view/download weekly bulletin





Weekly Service Schedule

Service Schedule

Friday – May 22nd

8:30am Orthros for St. Basiliskos of Comana

11:00am 6th Hour

Saturday  May 23rd

5:30pm Great Vespers

Sunday – May 24th

9:00am Orthros

10:00am Divine Liturgy

Sunday of the After-feast of the Ascension

Commemoration of the Holy Fathers

of the First Ecumenical Council

Monday – May 25th

No Services

Tuesday – May 26th

 5:00pm Vespers for St. John the Russian

 Wednesday – May 27th

 6:00 Paraklesis to St. Nectarios for Healing of our Sick

 7:00pm Lecture #4: The Seven Seals (Rev 6-7)

 Thursday – May 28th

5:00pm Vespers for Holy Virgin Martyr Theodosia

Friday – May 29th

11:00am 6th Hour

Saturday – May 30th

7:30am Orthros

8:00am Soul Saturday Liturgy

Email to church office if you wish your departed commemorated

5:30pm Great Vespers

 Sunday – May 31th

 9:00am Orthros

 10:00am Divine Liturgy – Pentecost

 Immediately after Liturgy – Pentecost Picnic

Andulka Park

    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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