For almost 100 years we have served as a witness to the ancient Eastern Orthodox Faith to the people of Kern County. Our services are predominantly in English as we serve the diverse and vibrant Orthodox Community of Kern County.
In addition to numerous converts to the Orthodox Faith, we are also blessed to have Orthodox Christian members of many various ethnic backgrounds, including Greek, Russian, Ukranian, Romanian, Serbian, Moldavian, Egyptian, Eritrean, Ethiopian, Mexican, and Vietnamese, as well as from the Holy Land and much of the Middle East including Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Iraq.
If you are unfamiliar with the ancient Orthodox Christian Faith, you'll find a great deal of information under the "Our Faith" tab. You can also view a three part video series on the origins of the Orthodox Church: "Beginnings", "Byzantium", and "A Hidden Treasure".
You can learn more about the history of our parish here.
Learn About the History of Our Parish
Father Joseph's Office Hours
Father Joseph will be in the office Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 to 3:00.
Father also maintains office hours on Friday evenings from from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for the sacrament of Holy Confession. He will be available to meet in the hall, narthex, or crying room on these nights. Please feel free to send Father Joseph a text message during this time to check his availability. You will receive an estimated wait time if any.
Appointments for Confession can be made with Sahar or Presbytera Despina.
If you need to meet with Father please make appointments during the week. Sundays should be left for Father to have time to visit with parishioners during coffee hour. Please give him the time to do so unless it is an emergency. Thank you for your understanding.
Quotes from the Saints
"As the Holy Trinity, our God is One Being, although Three Persons, so, likewise, we ourselves must be one. As our God is indivisible, we also must be indivisible, as though we were one man, one mind, one will, one heart, one goodness, without the smallest admixture of malice - in a word, one pure love, as God is Love. "That they may be one, even as We are One" (John 17:22)."
Join Us In Worship
Weekly Services Schedule
Orthros 8:30 a.m.
Please check the Calendar for other services.
NOTICE OF INFORMED CONSENT
WHAT YOU AGREE TO BY ATTENDING
By voluntarily entering this church facility, you affirm that:
- You are not currently ill or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
- You agree to abide by the social distancing and safety guidelines as being practiced in our Parish.
- You acknowledge, that while the recommended CDC, State and Local County safety measures are being taken by the church, the parish cannot guarantee that there is no risk of infection for attendees.
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The Conception of St. John the Baptist
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