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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.

Download here The divine Liturgy of our father among the saints, St. John Chrysostom.

St. John Chrysostom and Saints

 

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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)."

— St. John of Kronstadt

More Quotes from Orthodox Saints and Theologians


Join Us In Worship

Weekly Services Schedule

Sundays:

Orthros                    8:30 a.m.

Divine Liturgy         9:30 a.m.

NOTE

 
Let us rejoice at the news that we will be able to worship

within our beautiful church starting this Sunday, Oct. 18!
 
To meet the guidelines we will continue to ask that face masks are worn and proper distancing is maintained. A little reminder that if you are ill or have been around someone ill,
please stay at home, get some rest and watch the online live stream on our Facebook page.
 
GOD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU+++
 
If you wish to download the actual letter from Father Joseph, please click here for the pdf.
 

Please check the Calendar for other services.

If you plan to attend, please read the following

Church attendance in time of pandemic
and

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.

If you are unable to agree with the above statements, we ask that you remain at home to participate in the


Live-streaming of our services

and our daily prayer with

the monks of Mount Athos at noon.

Some Services are available on YouTube

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Family Resources

Online Chapel

Saints, Feasts, and Readings for 10/22/2020
Thursday of the 5th Week

Visit the Online Chapel for more daily readings, hymns, a monthly calendar of saints and feasts, and more.

Visit our online live-streaming services:

On Facebook or YouTube

Upcoming Services & Events

Oct 20

6 pmVespers

Oct 21

11 amFather Joseph Office Hours
6 pmVespers
Saint Georges Greek Orthodox Church 401 Truxtun Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301, United States

Oct 22

11 amFather Joseph Office Hours
6 pmVespers
7 pmParish Council Meeting

Oct 23

5 pmEvening Office Hours - Sacrament of Holy Confession, No Appointment Necessary
Hall/Narthex/Crying Room
6 pmParaklesis
Saint Georges Greek Orthodox Church 401 Truxtun Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301, United States

Oct 24

11 amGreek Food Festival
4 pmGreek Food Festival
6 pmVespers

Oct 25

8:30 amOrthros
9:30 amDivine Liturgy

Oct 27

6 pmVespers
7:30 pmBible Study

Oct 28

11 amFather Joseph Office Hours
6 pmVespers
Saint Georges Greek Orthodox Church 401 Truxtun Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93301, United States

Oct 29

11 amFather Joseph Office Hours
6 pmVespers

Oct 30

5 pmEvening Office Hours - Sacrament of Holy Confession, No Appointment Necessary
Hall/Narthex/Crying Room

View our full calendar »