Father Konstantinos Douvikas, Presiding Priest, reading the Gospel in November 2021
Palm Sunday Divine Liturgy - Sunday, April 17, 2022
April 2015: Fr. Andrew Lesko leading a parade of parishioners during the blessing ceremony of St Nicholas new home.
Fr. Andrew Lesko stands on the future floor of his altar, smiling during renovations in early 2015.
Fr. Andrew Lesko blessing the church cross as John Bahnson and Mary Coromelas look on.
April 2015: It's more than a cross and a building, it's the new home for St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church!
A dream comes true after 23 years! With the blessing of our hierarch, His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco, in February, 2014 St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church of the Temecula Valley purchased property in Murrieta as the new home for our parish. St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church is now located at 41132 Guava Street, Murrieta, CA 92562.
St. Nicholas held its first divine liturgy on Saturday of Lazarus, April 4, 2015 with Father Andrew Lesko presiding. This was the first step for the community, which plans to build a new church on the property in the future.
St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church now serves all Orthodox Christians regardless of their ethnic origins. Everyone interested in the Orthodox faith as well as other Christians are welcome to attend services and bring their children. Services are conducted in English and Greek, with some prayers and hymns sung in Arabic, Russian, Romanian, and Spanish. Normal Sunday services (other than special services and celebrations) are: Orthros is at 8:30am with the Divine Liturgy immediately following at 10:00 AM.
Sunday School is held for our children every Sunday after the Divine Liturgy. Greek language classes are also given on Sundays after the Divine Liturgy. Greek dance classes are offered for children and adults every Thursday evening. Other ministries include Bible study, a Senior Citizens’ group, Philoptochos, community outreach, and adult education classes.
Lenten services are held every Wednesday and Friday evenings until Pascha (Easter). Pre-Sanctified Liturgies are celebrated on Wednesdays and the Akathist Hymn is celebrated on Fridays.
Please call the parish priest, Rev. Fr. Konstantinos Douvikas for more information at (909) 238-5739.