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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 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
Weekdays in March Special Lenten Services
Mondays: Great Compline 6pm
Wednesdays: Pre-Sanctified Liturgy 6pm
Fridays: Salutations Services to the Theotokos 7pm
March 31st
The Raising of Lazarus
Morning Prayer 9am, Diving Liturgy 10am


  • Saturday, January 27th – St. Paul’s Marriage Retreat: The Art of Fighting with Michelle Mouajes 9:30am – 3:30pm

  • Sunday, January 28, 2018 – Church School Gallery Walk

  • Sunday, February 11 – “Bring a Friend to Church” Sunday

  • Saturday, February 24th – St. Paul’s Men’s Retreat with George Papageorge 10am – 4pm

  • Saturday, March 10th – St. Paul’s Women’s Retreat with Presvytera Donna Pappas 10am – 3pm

  • Saturday, March 24th – Sunday, March 25th Hunger Strike: A Retreat for Teens

“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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The Legacy of Saint Paul in the Church – Part I

Fr. Ted Stylianopoulos (PhD), professor emeritus at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Theological Seminary, St Paul scholar and author, speaks with host Kevin Allen about justification, sanctification, the sacraments and new perrspectives on St Paul. Kevin says [...]

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