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A mission parish of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA), Diocese of the west.

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Nov. 13 - St. John Chrysostom

Liturgy out of town

1-2 times a month we make a pilgrimage out of town to attend a full Divine Liturgy. Some of our favorite locations for this are: Joy of All Who Sorrow Orthodox Church (OCA) 4145 Sepulveda Blvd. Culver City, CA 90230 Liturgy is at 10am and they are on the Old Calendar (13 days behind the

Prophet Zephaniah


The Typika service is a shortened version of the full Orthodox Divine Liturgy that can be read and prayed by the laity. As we do not currently have a public meeting location, the Wuertz family hosts the service and a “coffee hour” potluck brunch afterwards in their home. If you would like to attend, e-mail


  • Nov. 16 - Apostle and Evangelist Matthew
    November 16, 2017
    Commemorated on November 16 – Apostle and Evangelist Matthew

    The Holy Apostle and Evangelist Matthew, was also named Levi (Mark 2:14; Luke 5:27); he was one of the Twelve Apostles (Mark 3:18; Luke 6:45; Acts 1:13), and was brother of the Apostle James Alphaeus (Mark 2:14). He was a publican, or tax-collector for Rome, in a time when the Jews were under the rule

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  • Nativity
    November 15, 2017
    November 15 – Beginning of the Nativity Fast

    The Nativity Fast is a period of abstinence in preparation for the Nativity of Jesus, (December 25). The Eastern fast runs for 40 days and thematically focuses on proclamation and glorification of the Incarnation of God. The fast is observed from November 15 to December 24. For the faithful, it is a time to purify

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