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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.

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

•See above for schedule of services during Great Lent.

•Tuesday, March 3rd – Christ and the Old Testament Bible Study at 7pm at St. Luke’s.

Thursday, March 5th – South County Bible Study at 7pm.

•Monday, March 9th – Pre-Sanctified Liturgy for the 40 Holy Martyrs of Sebaste at 10am.

•Saturday, March 14th – Saturday of Souls Matins at 9am and Divine Liturgy at 10am.


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