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Becoming Orthodox


Welcome to the Church where you can explore the richness of Orthodoxy and consider its applicability to your life. We would recommend the following as you explore the Orthodox faith.

Please contact the office to schedule a visit with  one of our priests.  Call 760-942-0920 or email


Join us for Sunday Liturgy


Sundays – Orthros starts at 8:30am, Divine Liturgy at 10:00am, followed by fellowship in the Church Hall.

Learn about the Faith

  • “The Orthodox Church,” by Timothy (Kallistos) Ware.

  • “The Orthodox Way,” by Timothy (Kallistos) Ware.

  • “Bread & Water, Wine & Oil: An Orthodox Christian Experience of God,” by Father Meletios Webber

  • Or contact our Bookstore for recommendations

Orthodoxy 101 Classes

Each year, Sts. Constantine and Helen's holds a series of classes for inquirers interested in becoming Orthodox.  Please contact the church office for more information.


Did You Know?


  • There are approximately 260 million Orthodox Christians world-wide, making us the third largest Christian community in the world.

  • The first Orthodox parish in North America was established in Alaska in 1794. 

  • The first Orthodox parish in the continental United States was established in New Orleans, Louisiana.




  • The Sunday church service in an Orthodox Church includes over two hundred quotes from the Bible.  Approximately 80% of our service is straight out of the Bible.




  • Greek Orthodox history can be divided into four epochs:

    1. Apostolic / Early Christianity:  Comprising the first three centuries after Christ and concluding with the rise of  Constantine The Great

    2. Byzantine:  Covered eleven centuries from the 1st Council of Nicaea in 325 to the Fall of Constantinople in 1453.

    3. Ottoman:  Begins in the 15th Century with the fall of Constantiniople and ends around 1830, which makes Greek Independence from the Ottoman Empire.

    4. Modern Period:  Begins with Greek Independence to present day. 



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