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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

Welcome to Saint Andrew Orthodox Church


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, 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.

St. John Chrysostom Catechetical School

Saint John Chrysostom Catechetical School Begins New Lecture Series

Wednesday nights at 7pm entitled

Apocalypse Soon: An Exposition of the Revelation of St. John.   

Remaining Lectures:

Lecture #8 Rev. 17-18 The Seven Messages of Judgment on Babylon – 7/8

Lecture #9 Rev. 19- 20 Satan’s Doom – 7/29

Lecture #10 Rev. 21 – 22 The Final Reality – Heaven is a City – 8/5

Family Night meals are served during the lectures.  Donations for the meals are $2.50 per person, or $5 per family.  

Come and enjoy great food, edifying lectures and fellowship!

Aerial Drone Flight Over St. Andrew Orthodox Church

(Click picture of temple to view aerial flight)

Current Bulletin and Newsletter
Weekly Bulletin

Sunday July 26, 2015

Click here to view/download weekly bulletin





Weekly Service Schedule

Service Schedule

Friday July 24th

No Services

Saturday July 25th

5:30pm Great Vespers

 Sunday July 26th

9:00am Orthros

 10:00am Divine Liturgy

 The Holy Righteous Martyr Paraskeva of Rome

  Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the 4th Ecumenical Council

Monday July 27th 

No Services

Tuesday July 28th

5:00pm Vespers for the Holy Martyrs Kallinikos and Theodota

Wednesday July 29th

6:00pm Paraklesis to the Theotokos

Lecture #9: The Destruction of Satan (Rev.19-20)

Thursday July 30th

5:00pm Vespers for St. Germanos of Auxerre

Friday July 31st

5:00pm Vespers for the Protection of the Precious Cross

Saturday August 1st

7:30am Orthros

8:00am Liturgy for the Protection of the Precious Cross

5:30pm Great Vespers

Sunday August 2nd

9:00am Orthros

10:00am Divine Liturgy

Translation of the Relics of St. Stephen, the Great Protomartyr

  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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