Our Parish

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 Tuesdays 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.

Confessions appointments can be made with Sahar or Presbytera.    

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)."

— 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.

Please check the Calendar for other services.

 

Online Chapel

Saints, Feasts, and Readings for 12/15/2019
11th Sunday of Luke

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

 

Upcoming Services & Events

Nov 14

9:30 amDivine Liturgy
11 amFather Joseph Office Hours
6 pmVespers
7 pmBible Study
8001 Corte Rey, Bakersfield, CA 93309, USA

Nov 15

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

View our full calendar »