GLORY TO JESUS CHRIST! GLORY FOREVER!

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13261 Dunklee Avenue, Garden Grove, CA 92840
(714) 971-2244   Email Us
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His Eminence, Metropolitan ANTONIOS, Patriarchal Vicar of New York and All North America
Archpriest Michael Tassos, Rector
Archpriest Jon Fate, Attached
Protodeacon Stephen Bell, Attached
Archpriest Michael Lewis of blessed memory

Weekly Services at St. Luke’s

Great Vespers ~ Saturdays at 4pm

Matins ~ Sundays at 8:50am

Divine Liturgy ~ Sundays at 10am

Please Note: NO Great Vespers Service at St. Luke on Saturday, December 17, 2022

Click HERE for fasting guidelines.

On May 14, 2021, His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH sent a directive stating, “…we are lifting all requirements to wear masks and social distance in our churches in the United States of America. Nevertheless, those who choose to continue wearing masks in the church should not be discouraged IN ANY WAY from doing so. The only thing we ask is that if you have any high-risk people in your parishes who are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons that you make every effort to accommodate them by having a small area of the church, where they can still social distance and wear masks, set aside in order for them to feel safe.”

(To view the letter, please click HERE)

At St. Luke’s, to further accommodate these wishes, we will be setting aside a portion of the church for this purpose at all services. Specifically, that is, a portion of our church will be cordoned off for those parishioners who would prefer to remain socially distant at this time.  We kindly ask those people to please call the church office or email Anna as soon as possible if you’d like to sit in those specially assigned designated areas.

For all others, there is no longer a need to sign up for services.

 

 

 St. Luke YouTube Channel/Live Stream Services click HERE

Diocese of Los Angeles and the West Parish Life Conference

Hosted by St. Luke Orthodox Church at the Irvine Marriott

June 28 – July 2, 2023

Click HERE for event registration, souvenir journal, schedule, and more!

Special Announcements

Services will continue to be live-streamed so that the faithful at home may still join in prayer. 

If  you or any member of your household are sick, have a fever, or have been exposed to COVID-19 in the last 14 days, please follow the CDC Guidance for Isolation. 


COVID-19 Warning for Places of Worship: Even with adherence to physical distancing, convening in a congregational setting of multiple different households carries a relatively higher risk for widespread transmission of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19).  COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death.  All those who are 65 years old or older; have serious underlying medical conditions; or have a compromised immune system are encouraged to remain at home consistent with guidance provided by the California Department of Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control.

 

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Please continue to pray for Metropolitan PAUL and Archbishop JOHN and for their quick release from captivity and safe return!

FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2020
Joint Statement Marks Seven Year Anniversary of Kidnapping of Aleppo Bishops.  Click HERE to read.

Upcoming at St. Luke

  • Antiochian Women Book Study – every other Thursday at 7pm (Nov 10, Dec 1, Dec 15)
  • Saturday, December 10 – Antiochian Women Event 11am
  • Sunday, December 11 – Children’s Play and St. Lucia Procession at 4:30pm
  • Friday, December 16 – Teen SOYO Event at St. Luke’s 5-9:30pm

Upcoming in the Orthodox Community

  • February 20-23, 2023 – Diocese of Los Angeles Winter Camp 2023. For more information click HERE
 
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.

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