Thank you for visiting the Saint Barnabas Orthodox Church website. Whether you are an inquirer or a visitor from another Orthodox parish we hope you will find the content on our site informative. You are invited to join us for one of our weekly liturgical services – services that have been part of the worshipping tradition of apostolic Christianity since the era of the “early Christian Church” – or of course you are welcome to just browse!
Our parish is part of the ancient Patriarchate of Antioch where The Book of Acts tells us the first believers were mockingly called “Christians” (Acts 11:26). We are part of the global Eastern Orthodox Church community which includes national churches in traditionally Orthodox countries like Russia, Greece, Romania, Serbia, the Middle East, and India but also in Japan, China, the Philippines, throughout Europe including Germany, France, Poland, Finland, across the British Isles, throughout the African continent including Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, and across North, Central and South America.
There are over 250 million Eastern Orthodox Christians in the world today and over 1 million in the United States.
Our parish is more than just a place where people come to worship the living God (although it is also that!). Saint Barnabas is a vibrant faith community of people of all ages and backgrounds halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego, who are working out their faith together and raising their families in accordance with the commandments of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and the canons of the ancient Holy Eastern Orthodox Church.
Many of our congregants journeyed to the Orthodox Church from other Christian faith traditions and denominations and some non-Christian religious and spiritual traditions. So whether you are “on a journey” or just wanting to visit a local Orthodox parish you will be welcome at Saint Barnabas.
You are welcome here. We are always honored to have visitors join us for prayer and worship.