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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

“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
Wednesday
July 26th
Feast of Saint Paraskevi the Great Martyr
Morning prayer 9:00 AM, Divine Liturgy 10:00 AM
Thursday
July 27th
Feast of Saint Panteleimon
Morning prayer 9:00 AM, Divine Liturgy 10:00 AM
Veneration of his relic, 11:15 AM

Events

  • September 17, 2017
    Church School Resumes
    10:00 Family Worship 

  • August 1 – 15
    Fast in honor of the Dormition (Falling Asleep)
    of the Theotokos

“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

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Welcome to St. Paul’s Bookstore!
Be inspired!
Be educated!
Learn our faith in order to better live it!

Our wide selection of Orthodox books and sacred and liturgical items includes icons, crosses, prayer ropes, censers, incense, charcoal, wedding and baptism gifts, jewelry, and Grecian gift items are perfect for every occasion!

NEW to our St. Paul’s Bookstore are beautiful hand painted Icons from the Donskoy Monastery in Moscow, and selected by Father Steve during St. Paul’s Pilgrimage to Russia in May. The Donskoy Monastery – named for St. Dimitry Donskoy, who defeated the Mongols at the Battle of Kulikovo in 1380 – is a fortified monastery established in 1591 to commemorate Moscow’s deliverance from Mongol forces and defend southern approaches to the Kremlin. This 16th-century monastery was built to commemorate what was considered a miraculous victory over Tatar troops, attributed to the powers of the Donskaya Icon. Legend has it that Dimitry Donskoy had taken this icon with him to the Battle of Kulikovo and the Tatars left without a fight and were defeated during their retreat. The Donskoy Monastery is one of few places where a unique cemetery with temples and burial vaults has been preserved. It is the burial place of Alexander Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008), the Nobel Prize winning Russian writer and anti-Soviet dissident, and Saint Tikhon of Moscow (1865-1925), the 11th Patriarch of Moscow. The monastery has again become one of the centers of Moscow’s spiritual life, all of its twelve churches are restored and hold religious services.

See all our beautiful selection of Orthodox icons, including our Lord Jesus Christ, the Holy Mother of God, the Saints, and Festal icons. All are wonderful works of Orthodox artisans inspired by the timeless ancient, classical tradition of Christian iconography, and many of them made with beautiful frame embellishment.

Our St. Paul’s Bookstore has hundreds of volumes in the following categories: The Holy Bible, The Orthodox Church, Orthodox Theology, Worship and Sacramental Living, Christian Living and Moral Values, The Witness of the Saints, The Monastic Witness, Church History, Prayer and Spiritual Discipline, and more. We have dozens of wonderful children’s books about our Lord Jesus Christ, Mary, the Mother of God, the Saints as well as Prayer Books, and much more that are sure to delight your loved ones and become treasured keepsakes.

Open on Monday through Friday 9am-5pm, and on Sunday after Divine Liturgy!
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To listen to more podcasts, visit our “past seminars and retreats” page