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“I am a father for you, and a brother, a bridegroom, and a home, a nurse and a dress, a root and a cornerstone.  Whatever you want I am for you.  I don’t want you to be in any need.  I will serve you, because I came not to be served but to serve.  I am a friend, and a member, and a head, and a brother, and a sister, and a mother. I am everything for you.  Only be in contact with me.  I have been poor for you, a wanderer for you.  I have been on the cross and in the tomb for you.  High above with the Father I mediate for you.  Down here I arrived as an ambassador sent by the Father to you.  You are everything to me, a brother and a co-heir, a friend, and a member of my body.  What more do you desire?”

St. John Chrysostom

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

A new 10 part lecture series is begining April 22nd, Wednesday night at 7pm entitled Apocalypse Soon: An Exposition of the Revelation of St. John.   

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 April 26, 2015

Click here to view/download weekly bulletin





Weekly Service Schedule

Service Schedule

 Saturday – Apr 25th

 5:30 p.m. Paschal Vespers

 Sunday – Apr 26th 

 9:00am Orthros

 10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy

 New Sunday or Anti-Pascha

 Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women,

Pious St. Joseph of Arimathea and Righteous St. Nicodemus

 Monday – Apr 27th

 No Service

 Tuesday – Apr 28th

 No Service – Father teaching at St. Katherine’s

 Wednesday – Apr 29th  

 6:00pm Vespers for St. James, Brother of St. John the Theologian

 7:00pm Family Night and Lecture #2 -

Letters to the Seven Churches in the Series:

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

 Thursday – Apr 30th 

 5:00pm Vespers for the Holy Prophet Jeremiah

 Friday – May 1st

 5:00 Great Vespers for St. Athanasios the Great

 Saturday – May 2nd

 7:30am Orthros

 8:00am Liturgy for St. Athanasios the Great

 5:30pm Great Vespers

 Sunday – May 3rd

9:00am 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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