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When you pray to God in time of temptation do not say, 'Take this or that away from me', but pray like this: 'O Jesus Christ, sovereign Master, help me and do not let me sin against Thee.'

+ Abba Isaiah the Solitary

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.

Aerial Drone Flight Over St. Andrew Orthodox Church

(Click picture of temple to view aerial flight)

Current Bulletin and Newsletter
Weekly Bulletin

Sunday May 1 2016

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Weekly Service Schedule




Sunday Eve:  April 24th

7:00pm    Bridegroom Orthros  & Procession of Icon

Holy Monday: April 25th 

9:00am   Presanctified Liturgy

7:00pm   Bridegroom Orthros

Holy Tuesday:  April 26th     

9:00am   Presanctified Liturgy

7:00pm   Bridegroom Orthros 

Holy Wednesday:     April 27th     

9:00am   Presanctified Liturgy

7:00pm   Holy Unction Healing Service

Holy Thursday:  April 28th     

9:00am   Orthros

10:00am   Institution Liturgy of St. Basil & Footwashing Service

7:00pm    Service of the Passion Gospels

Holy Friday:  April 29th     

9:00am   Royal Hours

4:00pm    Unnailing Vespers: Service of Taking Down from the Cross

6:30pm   Exorcisms of Catechumens

7:00pm   Orthros: Lamentations at the Tomb

Holy Saturday: April 30th 

9:00am   Baptismal Liturgy of St. Basil and Reception of Catechumens 


Easter Day: May 1st         

11:30pm  Midnight Office, Rush Procession

12:00am   Paschal Orthros and Liturgy

2:00am    Paschal Feast in Fellowship Hall

Easter Afternoon: Noon Picnic and Agape Vespers

Bright Monday: May 2nd          

8:00am    Paschal Orthros 

8:30am    Liturgy

Bright Tuesday:  May 3rd 

8:00am    Paschal Orthros 

8:30am    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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