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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 ~ Saturday ~ 6pm
  • Matins ~ Sunday ~  8:50am
  • Divine Liturgy ~ Sunday ~ 10am
  • ***There will NOT be services at St. Luke on Saturday, July 4th or Sunday, July 5th so that all may attend services at the Parish Life Conference in Irvine, CA***

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. 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 – 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 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.


On the occasion of the 2nd anniversary of the kidnapping of the two Metropolitans of Aleppo

His Eminence Paul (Yazigi) and His Eminence John (Abraham) on April 22, 2013

A Joint Statement has been issued by the two Patriarchates of Antioch and of All the East:

The Greek Orthodox Church and the Syriac Orthodox Church.  To read the statement click HERE

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



Upcoming at St. Luke

  • NO SERVICES at St. Luke on Saturday, July 4th or Sunday, July 5th.
  • Wednesday, July 8th – Book of Enoch Study at St. Luke at 7pm.


Upcoming in the Orthodox Community




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.  Please visit St. Andrew’s PLC website for more information.  NO SERVICES at St. Luke on Saturday, July 4th or Sunday, July 5th.  Great Vespers on Saturday, July 4th at 4pm at the Irvine Marriott.  Matins and Divine Liturgy on Sunday, July 5th at 8am and 9:15am.


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.


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