We are a growing Orthodox Christian parish meeting in Pomona, California to worship God, spread the Good News, and support one another and our community in our lives in Christ.
We come from varied backgrounds – some Romanian, some from other Orthodox traditions, and a goodly fraction of converts to Orthodox Christianity. If your native tongue is Romanian, Russian, French, Mandarin, or Arabic, you will find others here to speak with, but the language of our parish life and our services is English.
We are also diverse in age, from newborn thru high school and every phase of adult life. School teachers, engineers, government workers, retired folk, home makers, business people, college students — we come from all walks of life.
We love to worship together, to sing together, to learn and grow in Christ together, and to eat together! (We are famous for our coffee hour spread after Liturgy.) Come join us!
On Sunday mornings, Prayers before Communion begin at 9 AM, followed by the Great Doxology at 9:20. Sunday Divine Liturgy is celebrated at 9:30 AM. Great Vespers is celebrated on the last Saturday evening of each month at 6:30 PM.
Our Parish Priest is the Very Reverend Father Catalin Mitescu. Our hierarch is His Eminence Archbishop Nathaniel, who resides at our Episcopate headquarters (affectionately known as the Vatra — Romanian for “hearth”) in Grass Lake, Michigan.
Our church is located in Room 24 of the First Christian Church complex in Pomona, little more than a block from I-10 and near its intersection with CA-57. Directions are available on our web site.