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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



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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Teen SOYO Summer Camp Forms & What to Bring

Registration Form

Whitewater Excitement Release Form

Parental Release Form

What to Bring List


All are welcome to come and worship with us!










Friday, 16th          

7:00pm                       Akathist to the Theotokos


Saturday, 17th              

7:30am                       Orthros

8:00am                      Divine Liturgy for the Akathist

4:00pm                      Catechumen Class

5:30pm                       Great Vespers


Sunday, 18th             

9:00am                      Orthros

10:00am                     Divine Liturgy for St. Mary of Egypt


Monday, 19th    

7:00pm                   Great Compline


Tuesday, 20th    

5:00pm                  Lenten Vespers and Great Compline


Wednesday, 21st      

6:00pm                  9th Hour and Typika

6:30pm                   Presanctified Liturgy followed by Lecture #8 in

                                 The Gospel Revealed: An Exposition of Romans


Thursday, 22nd                

5:00pm                      Lenten Vespers and Great Compline


Friday, 23rd          

7:00pm                       Little Compline and Canon of St. Lazarus


Saturday, 24th              

7:30am                       Orthros

8:00am                      Liturgy for St. Lazarus the Friend of Christ

4:00pm                      Final Lenten Catechism and Rehearsal

5:30pm                       Great Vespers


Sunday, 25th             

9:00am                       Orthros

10:00am                     Palm Sunday


Saint Andrew Orthodox Church
4700 Canyon Crest
Riverside, CA 92507



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