"Come and see" (from the Holy Gospel according to St. John 1:39)

In the past several years, the Orthodox Christian population grew rapidly in the Southern Orange County area, and so did the need for a church that could serve the needs of that population.

The spiritual community and programs that have flourished is a testament that all things are possible through God.

From weekly Liturgical services to Bible classes, life at Saint Basil Church is enriched with many opportunities for learning more about our relationship with God and each other.

  • Every Sunday, we celebrate the Divine Liturgy. We invite everyone to join us in prayer and worship as one family.
  • During our weekly Fellowship Hour after Sunday Liturgy, we strive to meet everyone and make them feel like a member of our family.
  • Sunday School gives children an opportunity to learn about the Bible, their Orthodox faith and socialize in a structured environment.
  • Catechism Classes offers courses for anyone interested in learning more about Orthodoxy.

Anyone can participate in the Divine Liturgy, whether it's preparing Prosphoro (bread), ushering, being in the choir, or assisting the priest as an acolyte (altar boy), there is a place for everyone.

St Basil Greek Orthodox Church

Become a Part of Our Family

Being a newer church, there are many opportunities for you to support our mission and join our family.

Prayer is something we all can do. A contribution of your time and talent is also welcomed and encouraged. Whether you wish to work with children or the elderly, take on a leadership role in the mission, worship as an acolyte, reader, usher, sing in the choir, assist at fellowship hour or even help maintain the facilities, there is something for everyone to get involved. You might even think of something that we're not doing today, and start a new program.

Lastly, your financial support is welcomed. Your contribution, large or small, keeps the mission going by supporting our ministries and covers 100% percent of our facility expenses and priest. Whether you give weekly, monthly, yearly, anonymously and/or contribute in the basket on Sundays, your voluntary support of our mission family will allow us to continue to grow and achieve parish status.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us.

Message from Fr Bill

Fr Bill

Our family welcomes your family


For Greeks & Greek Americans, family life is considered very important and life revolves around the family, the Church, our community and food. Children often live with their parents until they are ready to marry, and stay close with their parents and siblings once they have married and started a family of their own. Greek children grow up close to their grandparents as well, whom they refer to as yiayia (grandmother) & papaou (grandfather) and form a lasting bond with them that stays with them throughout life. Getting together often to celebrate the joy of life with family and friends while eating yiayyia’s food and pastries is the way we all grow up. The result of this lifestyle is that Greeks live long, fulfilling lives and it is thought that their varied diet of olives, olive oil, tomatoes, lamb, fish, chicken, yogurt, feta cheese and lots of fruits and vegetables keep them healthy… along with a little wine every day. Greeks love life and enjoy sharing it with others in hospitality and celebration.

Greece has a long tradition of hosting festivals as part of the local culture. Most towns in Greece host a festival, which they call a “Panayiri” (meaning a celebration for all) usually coinciding with the Feast day of the main church in the center of town. Usually, the celebration is kicked-off in the main square with a Church service on the Feast day of the churches patron saint. Following the service, a procession with the icon from the church occurs, which parades through the town’s main street. The procession includes priests, local bishops, police, city officials and soldiers from the Greek army, along with other dignitaries. Thousands of people line the streets to witness the procession and kick-off the festival.

Panayiris in Greece are family events enjoying traditional and new foods, music, dancing, carnival rides, shopping as well as attractions for kids. As Americans with Greek ancestry as well as converts into the Orthodox Christian Church, all whom have enjoyed the benefits of this great country, we are delighted to present this year’s festival and share our Greek cultural traditions, hospitality, and our faith as well as some of yiayia’s best food recipes with our local community. We look forward to seeing you on September 29th & 30th, 2018 at this year’s SJC Greek Fest. http://www.sjcgreekfest.org

May God grant you many blessings!

Rev. Fr. Bill Tragus