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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



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, Bulgaria, 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.

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Weekly Bulletin

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The church is now open with limited

attendance. See bulletin for guidance on participation. 










Friday, 7th      

5:00pm          Paraklesis to the Theotokos


Saturday, 8th    

7:30am            Orthros

8:00am           Liturgy

5:30pm           Great Vespers


Sunday, 9th   

9:00am           Orthros

10:00am          Divine Liturgy


Tuesday, 11th

5:00pm           Paraklesis to the Theotokos


Wednesday, 12th

6:00pm          Paraklesis to the Theotokos followed by Antichrists of the 20th Century: Lecture #5—Pol Pot: Antichrist of Cambodia and Final Reflections on Marxism in America all in the parish hall


Thursday, 13th    

5:00pm           Paraklesis to the Theotokos 


Friday, 14th    

7:00pm          Vigil with Lamentations


Saturday, 15th     

8:00am           Festal Liturgy for the Dormition

5:30pm           Great Vespers



Saint Andrew Orthodox Church
4700 Canyon Crest
Riverside, CA 92507



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