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What sacrifices we make, let them be sacrifices that transform us. They are not ends in and of themselves. They are tools by which we can become a little closer to God's image, a little closer to Christ's life.
+St. John Chrysostom

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.

Aerial Drone Flight Over St. Andrew Orthodox Church

(Click picture of temple to view aerial flight)

New St. Andrew Cookbook!
Welcome to Our Table 2016

The Myrrhbearers have published the second edition of our parish cookbook, Welcome to Our Table.  Taste delights from around the world - Egypt, Lebanon, Palestine, Russia, Persia, Eritrea, Greece, Cuba, Mexico and more, all from the pages of this cookbook.  Find Lenten recipies, family favorites, crockpot specialties ... you just have to get it and see.   Read a few of the reviews:

“I'm very impressed with the church cookbook published this year--some excellent recipes from a large variety of cultures...”

I've seen a number of "church cook books... this one has really good stuff!”

These books are good for your personal use, and for gifts. 

Purchase your book in the Fellowship Hall after Liturgy on Sundays, or online now for only $20.  Pickup orders in the hall or ship for a small fee. Shipping is extra.  


Current Bulletin and Newsletter
Weekly Service Schedule


FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 2017

7:00 p.m. Vigil for Great Feast of the Annunciation



9:00 a.m. Liturgy for the Great Feast of the Annunciation

10:30 a.m. Annunciation Tea (Ladies Only). Fellowship Hall

4:00 p.m. Mandatory Catechumen Catechism

5:30 p.m. Great Vespers


SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 2017

9:00 a.m. Orthros

10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy

Leave-taking of the Great Feast of the Annunciation


 MONDAY, MARCH 27, 2017

7:00 p.m. Great Compline



5:00 p.m. Lenten Vespers and Great Compline



6:30 p.m. Little Compline with the Great Canon of St. Andrew

and the Reading of the Life of St. Mary of Egypt



6:30 p.m. Presanctified Liturgy (Afternoon Fast)


FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 2017

7:00 p.m. Complete Akathist to the Theotokos



7:30 a.m. Orthros

8:00 a.m. Liturgy for the Akathist to the Theotokos

4:00 p.m. Catechism Class, Fellowship Hall

5:30 p.m. Great Vespers



9:00 a.m. Orthros

10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy

St. Mary of Egypt


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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