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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 

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.

New St. John Chrysostom Catechetical School Series

The new lecture series, How to Save Your Soul in Traffic: Counsels on Christian Urban Living will begin on Wednesday, January 7th at 7pm in the fellowship hall.  This is part of our Family Night ministry, where we serve a homemade hot meal for $2.50 a person, or $5.00 per family.  Everyone is encouraged to come for great food, spiritual edification and fellowship.

More information on this class will be forth coming.  See you there!

Coming in February 2015!

The Sts. Cyril & Athanasius Institute is pleased to announce its fourth set of regional symposia, on the theme of The City a Desert: Living the Life of the Desert in the Midst of the World, to take place both in Southern California (Riverside, near LA) from 7th-8th February, and in Northern California (San Francisco) from 14th-15th February 2015.  

St. Athanasius the Great, one of our Institute's patrons, famously wrote of the young monastic movement: "And the desert became a city, filled with monks." So great was this avenue of spiritual life that it gave rise to giants of asceticism, hesychasm and prayer that have remained central to the Orthodox Christian life for centuries. But what of Christians who live in that very different sort of "desert": the city? Is there hope for such spiritual progress for those who live in the midst of the world?

This fourth suite of regional February symposia will address the way that "the city may become a desert" — that is, a fruitful place for life-changing, deep spirtiuality and the Life in Christ. As always, our symposia bring together leading Orthodox lecturers (see this year's speakers for Riverside and for San Francisco), celebration of the Divine Services, panel discussions, opportunities for fellowship and many other dimensions that make these weekends important and prayerful events. 

To register for the symposium click here.

2015 Parish Life Conference

 Come Join us for the

Diocese of Los Angeles and the West

63rd Annual Parish Life Conference

July 1-5, 2015

Hosted by St. Andrew Church, Riverside CA

Will take place at Irvine Mariott

Click here to view conference video

For more information and registration click here

Current Bulletin and Newsletter
Weekly Bulletin

Sunday January 25, 2015

Click here to view/download weekly bulletin





Weekly Service Schedule



Friday, January 23, 2015


 Saturday, January 24, 2015

 5:30 p.m. Great Vespers

 Sunday, January 25, 2015

9:00 a.m. Orthros

10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy

Monday, January 26, 2015

5:00 p.m. Vigil

6:00 p.m. Liturgy for Translation of Relics of St. John Chysostom

 Tuesday, January 27, 2015


 Wednesday, January 28, 2015

6:00 p.m. Paraklesis to the Theotokos

 7:00 p.m. Family Night and

 Lecture #3: Car Courtesy: How to Love Your Neighbor in the Other Car

 Thursday, January 29, 2015

 5:00 p.m. Orthros

 6:00 p.m. Liturgy for Three Holy Hierarchs,

 7:00 p.m. Parish Council

 Friday, January 30, 2015

 11:00 a.m. 6th Hour

 Saturday, January 31, 2015

 5:30 p.m. Great Vespers

 Sunday, February 1, 2015

 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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