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"When I used to go to Fr. Tychon for Confession, I wouldn’t have anything serious to confess; and he would advise me, ‘There is sand, my son, there is sand!’ The little sins accumulate and add up to make a sand dune that is heavier than any single big stone. Someone who commits one big sin thinks of it all the time, repents and is humbled. You have a myriad of small sins. But if you examine the conditions under which you were raised, and the conditions under which the other person was raised, you will see that you are worse off spiritually than the other person.”

+ Elder Paisios the Athonite




 

 

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.

Register for childcare HERE

No childcare drop offs without registration.

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SERVICE SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2020

5:00 p.m. Vespers for the Finding of the Relics

of the Holy Martyrs at the Gate of Eugenios

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2020

7:30 a.m. Orthros

8:00 a.m. Liturgy for the Finding of the Relics

of the Holy Martyrs at the Gate of Eugenios

4:00 p.m. Catechism, Fellowship hall

5:30 p.m. Great Vespers

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2020

9:00 a.m. Orthros

10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy

Judgment (Meatfare) Sunday

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25. 2020

5:00 p.m. Vespers for Holy Father Porphynios, Bishop of Gaza;

Holy Martyr Photini the Samaritan Woman

 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2020

6:00 p.m. Paraklesis to the Theotokos

7:00 p.m. Family Night, dinner, and lecture #5 1 Peter Ch. 5

Fellowship Hall

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2020

5:00 p.m. Vespers for our Righteous Father Basil the Confessor

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2020

5:00 p.m. Vespers for our Venerable and God-Bearing Father John Cassian

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2020

7:30 a.m. Orthros

8:00 a.m. Liturgy for our Venerable and God-Bearing Father John Cassian

4:00 p.m. Catechism, Fellowship Hall

5:30 p.m. Great Vespers

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 1, 2020

9:00 a.m. Orthros

10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy

Sunday of Forgiveness (Cheese Fare)

 

Agape Hour in the Fellowship Hall following Sunday morning Liturgy


 
   


Saint Andrew Orthodox Church
4700 Canyon Crest
Riverside, CA 92507

Phone:
951-369-0309

Email:
info@saintandrew.net
webmaster@saintandrew.net




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