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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.

(Click picture of temple to view aerial flight)


SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 2018

Martyrs Isauros and those with him of Athens

9:00 a.m. Orthros

10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy


TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2018

5:00 p.m. Vespers for the Holy Hieromatryr Methodios of Patara,

Bishop of Olympus

Akathist to the Holy Apostles



6:00 p.m. Akathist to the Foremost of the Apostles, Ss. Peter and Paul

7:00 p.m. Dinner, Family Night and Lecture #1 “The Riches of Christ:

An Exposition of St. Paul’s Epistle to the Ephesians”

Fellowship Hall



12:00 Noon  Akathist to St. Andrew


FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 2018

5:00 p.m. Vespers for Holy Martyr Agrippina

Righteous Mother Audrey (Etheldreada) of Ely

Akathist to St. Matthew



7:30 a.m. Orthros

8:00 a.m. Liturgy for Holy Martyr Agrippina

Righteous Mother Audrey (Etheldreada) of Ely

5:30pm Great Vespers


SUNDAY, JUNE 24, 2018

Nativity of the Forerunner John the Baptist

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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