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13261 Dunklee Avenue, Garden Grove, CA 92840
(714) 971-2244   Email Us
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Archpriest Michael Tassos, Rector
Priest Jon Fate, Attached
Deacon Stephen Bell, Attached
Archpriest Michael Lewis of blessed memory

  • Regular Weekly Services
  • Great Vespers ~ Saturdays ~  6pm
  • Orthros ~  Sundays ~ 8:55am
  • Divine Liturgy ~ Sundays ~ 10am
  • (Please see below for the schedule of services
  • for Holy Week and Holy Pascha)


News, Upcoming Events, and Special Announcements

MEMORY ETERNAL – His Eminence, Metropolitan PHILIP

Metropolitan Philip

The Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, with great sadness, announces the passing unto life eternal of His Eminence the Most Reverend Metropolitan Philip, Archbishop of New York and Metropolitan of All North America. May his memory be eternal! 

Metropolitan Silouan of Buenos Aires and all Argentina has been appointed as the Patriarchal Vicar until such time as a new Metropolitan is elected by the Holy Synod of Antioch. The Patriarchal Vicar is responsible for the administration of the Archdiocese until a new Metropolitan is elected.  Archbishop Joseph will serve as the Locum Tenens of the Archdiocese. 

For more information and links to memorial, funeral, and burial services please visit:

The Orthodox Nuns held in captivity by Syrian rebels for over three months were released on Sunday, March 9th – Glory to God!

Services of Holy Week and Holy Pascha

Monday, April 14th ~ Bridegroom Matins ~ 7pm
Tuesday, April 15th ~ Bridegroom Matins ~ 7pm
Wednesday, April 16th ~ Holy Unction w/Archbishop JOSEPH ~ 7pm
Thursday, April 17th ~ Vesper Liturgy at 9:30am
Thursday, April 17th ~ Matins and 12 Passion Gospels ~ 7pm
Friday, April 18th ~  Holy Friday Royal Hours and Typica ~ 12pm
Friday, April 18th ~  Holy Friday Great Vespers ~ 3pm
Friday, April 18th ~  Matins of Holy Saturday/Lamentations ~ 7pm
Saturday, April 19th ~ Divine Liturgy ~ 10am
~ Saturday, April 19th ~
Holy Pascha Procession, Matins & Divine Liturgy ~ 11pm
Sunday, April 20th ~  Holy Pascha Agape Vespers ~ 1pm


Upcoming at St. Luke’s

Sunday, April 27th – Annual Thomas Sunday BBQ and Egg Hunt.


2014 Diocese of LA and the West Parish Life Conference: July 2nd-6th hosted by St. Nicholas Orthodox Church at the Hyatt Regency, San Francisco Airport

Souvenir Journal entries must be received by May 1, 2014.  For more information, to link to hotel reservations, for Registration, Souvenir Journal, and all other forms please visit:


Morning Prayer of the Optina Elders

O Lord, grant that I may meet all that this coming day brings to me with spiritual tranquility. Grant that I may fully surrender myself to your holy will.

At every hour of this day, direct and support me in all things. Whatsoever news may reach me in the course of the day, teach me to accept it with a calm soul and the firm conviction that all is subject to your holy will.

Direct my thoughts and feelings in all my words and actions. In all unexpected occurrences, do not let me forget that all is under your care.

Grant that I may deal straightforwardly and wisely with every member of my family, neither embarrassing nor saddening anyone.

O Lord, grant me the strength to endure the fatigue of the coming day and all the events that take place during it. Direct my will and teach me to pray, to believe, to hope, to be patient, to forgive, and to love. Amen.

More info on the Optina Elders