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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

News, Upcoming Events, and Special Announcements

AXIOS! 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.

Read Metropolitan Joseph’s full biography here.

Read the announcement from the Patriarchate of Antioch here.


Upcoming at St. Luke’s

•Thursday, September 25th – Choir Rehearsal at 6:30pm.

•Sunday, September 28th – Hierachical Divine Liturgy with His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH at 10am.

SAVE THE DATE• Sunday, October 12th – St. Luke’s Annual Talent Show after Divine Liturgy.

SAVE THE DATE• Sunday, October 19th – St. Luke’s Annual Feast Day Celebration Luncheon after Divine Liturgy.

SAVE THE DATE• Saturday, October 25th – One Day Retreat with Fr. Joseph Huneycutt.  Click HERE for more information.  Please contact the Church Office if you plan to attend.  All are welcome!


Upcoming in the Orthodox Community

St. Andrew’s Orthodox Church in Riverside Greek Fest: Friday, October 3rd – Sunday, October 5th.  Click HERE for more information.

Vigil/Ecumenical Service of Prayer for Persecuted Christians and Peace in the Middle East: Friday, October 10th at 7pm at St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church in Irvine.

St. Mark’s Orthodox Church in Irvine Annual Dinner & Wine Tasting Event: Saturday, November 1st at St. Mark’s in Irvine.  Click HERE for reservations.


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