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 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.


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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

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Weekly Services Schedule


Orthros                    8:30 a.m.

Divine Liturgy         9:30 a.m.

Please check the Calendar for other services.




Upcoming Services & Events

Apr 22

Bright Week

Apr 23

Bright Week
9:30 amDivine Liturgy - St. George the Trophy Bearer
7 pmParish Council Meeting

Apr 24

Bright Week

Apr 25

Bright Week

Apr 26

Bright Week
8:30 amOrthros
9:30 amDivine Liturgy

Apr 28

6 pmVespers

Apr 29

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

Apr 30

11 amFather Joseph Office Hours
6 pmVespers

May 1

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

May 2

6 pmVespers

May 3

8:30 amOrthros
9:30 amDivine Liturgy
12:15 pmBook Club Meeting

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