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13261 Dunklee Avenue, Garden Grove, CA 92840
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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 note: there will be no Great Vespers at St. Luke’s
  • This Saturday, November 22nd


News, Upcoming Events, and Special Announcements


His Eminence Metropolitan JosephAXIOS! AXIOS! AXIOS! 

Archbishop JOSEPH Elected Metropolitan of All North America

His Eminence, Archbishop JOSEPH has been elected Archbishop of New York and Metropolitan of All North America by the Holy Synod of Antioch, meeting in Balamand, Lebanon on Thursday, July 3, 2014. Axios!

The Enthronement of His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph and related events will take place during the weekend of December 5 through 7, 2014, at St. Nicholas Cathedral in Brooklyn, New York. The actual enthronement will take place in conjunction with Vespers on Saturday, December 6.We will be greatly blessed by the presence of His Beatitude John X, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, who will preside during this weekend.  Please visit for more information.

Read Metropolitan Joseph’s full biography here.

Read the announcement from the Patriarchate of Antioch here.

SAVE THE DATE – SATURDAY, JANUARY 31, 2015!  By the grace of the Holy Spirit, the official WESTERN DIOCESE ENTHRONEMENT GALA honoring His Eminence, Metropolitan Joseph, will take place on Saturday, January 31st at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Los Angeles. All proceeds will benefit Camp St. Nicholas and Youth Education Programs. This is the only celebration taking place on the West Coast. Don’t miss this historic celebration in the life of our Diocese. We are praying for enthusiastic participation by all churches in the Diocese to honor our beloved Metropolitan Joseph. The day will start with a youth brunch, followed by a reception for clergy and wives, then vespers, and the Gala Reception and Banquet with special musical offerings. A Hierarchal Divine Liturgy will be held the next day at St. Nicholas Cathedral. There will be a very special Commemorative Program Book that will include memorable images from the actual enthronement. Ticket, program book, sponsorship opportunities and hotel info will be available next week. For further info, contact Gala Co-Chairs: Rose Samore or Jasminka Gabrie.


Upcoming at St. Luke’s

Tuesday, November 18th – Parish Council Meeting at 7pm.

•Thursday, November 20th – Evening Liturgy for the Great Feast of the Entrance of the Holy Theotokos at 6:30pm.

•Saturday, November 22nd – Work Trip to St. Barbara’s Monastery.  No Great Vespers at St. Luke’s.

Upcoming in the Orthodox Community


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

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