Welcome to Saint Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church

Irvine, California

“Make love your aim.”  1 Corinthians 14:1

What is the Orthodox Church?

The Orthodox Christian Faith has much to offer the world, and yet it is unknown to most American Christians.  St. Paul’s offers education classes for adults,  Bible studies, digital resources, and more
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Attend a Worship Service

Whether you are Orthodox or not, we invite you to join us for worship on Sunday.  The main service is the Divine Liturgy, which begins at 10:00 am.   See schedule of services for more information


“Prayer is the test of everything. If prayer is right everything is right.” – St. Theophan the Recluse (1815-1894)  Read more about learning how to pray…

Worship Services

Every Sunday Morning Prayer (Matins) 9:00 am
Divine Liturgy 10:00 am
October 23
St. James (Iakovos) the Brother of God
Liturgy of St. James- 10:00 AM  (Morning Prayer, 9:00 AM)
October 26
St. Demetrios the Martyr
Divine Liturgy – 10:00 AM  (Morning Prayer, 9:00 AM)
October 28
Saint Paul the Apostle
Great Vespers and Blessing of the Five Loaves 5:00 PM
Parish-Hosted (Free) Family Dinner 6:00 PM
RSVP:  http://stpaulsirvine.org/feastday2018/
October 29
Saint Paul the Apostle
Divine Liturgy – 10:00 AM  (Morning Prayer, 9:00 AM)
Blessing of the Five Loaves 11:00 AM


  • Friday, October 26, 2018 | 7:30 pm
    40th Anniversary Church Music Concert + Reception
    Website Link

  • Friday, November 9th 7-9 pm
    Saturday, November 10th 9 am -12:30 pm
    Called to be Free: the Freedom of Orthodoxy
    With Father Barnabas Powell
    Registration Link

“Love one another”
John 13:34
“If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.”
Matthew 16:24
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
John 1.1


Please join us tomorrow morning at 10am for the celebration of the Liturgy of St. James (Iakovos) - the ancient Liturgy of the Church in Jerusalem during the first thousand years of Christian history.

Here is the prayer just before the singing of the Thrice Holy Hymn - Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal, have mercy on us:

Priest: O compassionate and merciful Lord, patient, loving and true, look down upon us from Your holy dwelling place and hear us, Your servants. Deliver us from every temptation and trial, whether from other human beings or the devil. Do not take Your help away from us, nor bring upon us heavier tests that are beyond our strength to endure. For we are not capable of overcoming what opposes us; but You, O Lord, are powerful and able to save us from all adversities. In accordance with Your goodness, save us, O God, from the tribulations of this world that we might enter Your holy altar with a clear conscience and without condemnation sing the blessed thrice-holy hymn together with all the angelic powers of heaven. And having celebrated the Divine Liturgy that is well pleasing to You, may we be deemed worthy of eternal life.

For You are holy, O Lord our God, and You dwell and rest in Your saints, and to You we give glory and sing the thrice-holy hymn: to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages.
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