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”A man is never in so good a state as when his whole life is a journey towards the unchangeable life, and his affections are entirely fixed upon that.”
St. Augustine of Hippo. On Christian Doctrine 



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 in the Temple, and provision for overflow.

See bulletin for guidance on participation. 










Tuesday, 27th    

5:00pm                 Vespers for the Holy Martyrs Terence and Neonilla

                                and Their Children; Righteous Father Stephen the



Wednesday, 28th       

5:00pm                 Orthros

6:30pm                 Liturgy for the Holy and Righteous Martyr Anastasia

                                of Rome; Righteous Father Abramius of Mesopotamia

                                and his niece Mary


Thursday, 29th           

5:00pm                Vespers for the Holy Martyrs Zenobios and

                               his sister Zenobia


Friday, 30th       

5:00pm                Vespers Holy Apostles of the Seventy:

                               Stachios, Apellos, Amplias, Urban, Aristoboulos  

                               and Narcissos ; Holy Martyr Epimachus of Egypt


Saturday, 31st          

7:30am                  Orthros

8:00am                 Divine Liturgy for the Holy Apostles of the Seventy:

                                Stachios, Apellos, Amplias, Urban, Aristoboulos and


5:30pm                  Great Vespers




Sunday, 1st    

9:00am                 Orthros

10:00am               Divine Liturgy


Saint Andrew Orthodox Church
4700 Canyon Crest
Riverside, CA 92507



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