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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

  • Great Lent 2015 – Services
  • Great Compline ~ Mondays ~ 7pm
  • Ninth Hour ~ Wednesdays ~ 6pm
  • Divine Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts ~ Wednesdays ~ 6:30pm
  • Akathist Hymn to the Theotokos ~ Fridays ~ 7pm
  • Great Vespers ~ Saturdays ~  6pm
  • Orthros ~  Sundays ~ 8:55am
  • Divine Liturgy ~ Sundays ~ 10am


Special Announcements


His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH,

Archbishop of New York and 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 took place during the weekend of December 5 through 7, 2014, at St. Nicholas Cathedral in Brooklyn, New York. The enthronement took place in conjunction with Vespers on Saturday, December 6. Another celebration took place on the West Coast on January 31, 2015.  Click here to read about the coast to coast celebrations of the Enthronement of our father and Metropolitan JOSEPH.

Read Metropolitan Joseph’s full biography here.

Memory Eternal – Metropolitan PHILIP

Thursday, March 19, 2015 marks the one year anniversary of the repose of His Eminence Metropolitan Philip of thrice-blessed memory. Reflects Archpriest Joseph Antypas of St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in Troy, MI, “There is not a single day that passes without remembering the life and the contributions of this giant of a man, who has endeared himself to the cause of spreading Antiochian Orthodoxy in North America, and who has left a tremendous impact on the institutions that belong to the Antiochian Archdiocese of North America.”

Remembering his predecessor, His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph notes, “It is hard to believe a whole year has already passed since our father and chief-shepherd of more than 48 years reposed. His life and legacy will continue to be with us and inspire us for many years to come. May God rest his soul with the saints and may his memory be eternal!”


Memory Eternal – Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko

It is with extreme sadness that we inform you that Father Thomas Hopko, Dean Emeritus of St. Vladimir Seminary in Crestwood, New York, fell asleep in the Lord on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH has asked the parishes to remember him in your prayers for the departed for the next 40 days, to hold a special Trisagion for his eternal life, and to remember his loved ones in your prayers for the living. May God receive him in His Heavenly Kingdom and may his memory be eternal.  Click HERE to read more about Fr. Thomas.  For full schedule of services and links to stream the services, please click on Orthodox Monastery of the Transfiguration.  There is also a lovely tribute and photo gallery on St. Vladimir’s Seminary website.  Fr. Thomas Hopko’s 55 Maxims for Christian Living.



This year is the Centennial Jubilee of the Falling Asleep of St. Raphael of Brooklyn (1915-2015).  Click HERE to read more.

Upcoming at St. Luke’s

•Friday, March 27th – Complete Akathist Hymn to the Theotokos at 7pm.

•Monday, March 30th - Great Complinen at 7pm.

•Wednesday, April 1st – 9th Hour at 6pm.  Divine Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts at 6:30pm.

Friday, April 3rd – Little Compline with the Canon to St. Lazarus at 7pm.


Upcoming in the Orthodox Community

  • March 27-29, 2015: Diocesan Antiochian Women’s Retreat.  Click HERE for more information.



Hosted by St. Andrew Orthodox Church in Riverside, being held at the Irvine Marriott in Irvine, CA.  Click HERE to view the conference website, access all forms, link to online registration and souvenir journal forms and find out more information.  Keynote Speaker is Fr. Maximos Constas.


Hosted by St. Mary Orthodox Church in Cambridge, MA and being held at the Sheraton Boston Hotel in Boston, MA.  Click HERE to view the convention website, access all forms, link to the hotel registration, and find out more information.


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