"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

How do we give thanks to God while our whole world is falling apart?

Someone asked me the other day; “How are we supposed to pray and give thanks to God when our whole word is falling apart? I wish I had the perfect answer to that, but I do not. What came to mind was “Maybe the best prayers are the ones where we remember that God knows our sufferings, yet we still offer thanks to God, and then serve others as a response to all the blessings God has given us, even the unnoticed blessings that still exist during this most difficult year.” November being the month known for Thanksgiving gives us an opportunity to reflect on the blessings God has given us and to then to take action with prayer and service, even during a pandemic.

It seems to me that the Thanksgiving holiday is the closest we come to a national holy day in the United States. Historically, it has been celebrated with everything from religious thankfulness, great food, football & festivities, and of course a bit of commercialism. Despite this, it is still a time for many Americans to count their blessings from God and get together with their family and friends. Of course, this year we will all have to limit our guests during the Thanksgiving celebration. And maybe we will have to zoom our other family members during the day. However, we should still gather in thanks to God, even if it’s just a few of us, and remember that God gives His blessing even during a national lockdown.

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