CA: El Segundo - 1

Metro Area: Los Angeles (CA)
St Andrew the First-Called Russian Greek-Catholic Church
538 Concord St
El Segundo
Phone: 310-322-1892
Other: 213-220-4850 (Emergency)
Fax: 310-322-1919
Rite: Byzantine
Church sui iuris: Russian Greek-Catholic
Latin Archdiocese: Los Angeles
Canonically: Latin
Ritually: Russian
Omophor: Eparchy of Newton of the Melkites (formal)

Always call ahead to verify times




Sunday Divine Liturgy (Melkite/Greek-Arabic Rescension) 8:45am

Divine Liturgy (Great Russian Rescension)
Saturday (Last in each month) Vespers 6:30pm
Feast Day Vigils Vespers 6:30pm
Feast Days Divine Liturgy 7:30pm

Mystery of Reconciliation

Saturdays (Last in each month) & Feast Day Vigils After Vespers
Other Days & Times By Appointment

The Parish Calendar is available online

Mailing Address: As Above

The temple has a dual role, housing both a Russian Greek-Catholic parish and a Melkite Greek-Catholic mission, with the same presbyter serving both communities
The interior and exterior photographs appear on the parish website. They are used here with the gracious permission of Father Archimandrite Alexei (Smith), pastor of St Andrew's

Status & Location Changes:
Formed in: 1936, meeting in Boyle Heights
Mission established in: 1936, as St Andrew the First-Called Russian Catholic Mission of the Graeco-Slav Rite
Parish erected in: 1939, under the patronage of St Andrew the First-Called
Relocated in: 1954, to All Souls (Latin) Chapel of Calvery Cemetery
Relocated in: 1957, to the former St Anthony (Latin) Church, at its present site
Other Date: 1987, designated to contemporaneously serve as St Paul Melkite Greek-Catholic Mission
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This Entry Last Updated: 10/01/2009
Latitude: 33.923399
Longitude: -118.418019
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Teachings of Christ

“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.” (Matthew 7:12 ESV)

Joachiam and Anna Rejoice

Today the bonds of childlessness are loosed, * for God has heard Joachim and Anna * and He promises manifestly that they, against all hope, would give birth to the Maiden of God * from whom the Uncircumscribed One Himself would be born, becoming man, * and he commanded the Angels to cry out to her: * “Rejoice, O Full of Grace, the Lord is with you!” (Troparion - Tone 4)

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.

Today the whole world celebrates * the conception of Anne which was brought about by God, * for she gave birth to the one who, beyond understanding, * gave birth to the Word. (Kontakion - Tone 4)

Holy Forefathers

Through faith, O Christ, you justified the Forefathers, * betrothing through them in advance the Church of the gentiles. * The Saints exult in glory, * for from their seed came forth a glorious fruit: * she who gave birth to You without seed. * Through their prayers, O Christ God, have mercy on us. (Troparion, Tone 2)

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.

You did not honor a hand-depicted image, O thrice-blessed ones, * but defended by the undepicted Being you were glorified in a trial by fire. * And, standing in the midst of unbearable flame, you called upon God: * “Hasten, O Compassionate One, and speed to our help, * for You are merciful and You can do whatever you will.” (Kontakion, Tone 6)

(Second Sunday Before Christmas)

Saint Nicholas of Myra

The truth of your deeds has revealed you to your flock, * as a rule of faith, an image of meekness, and a teacher of abstinence. * Therefore, you attained the heights through humility, * and riches through poverty. * O Father and Hierarch Nicholas, * pray to Christ God that our souls may be saved. (Troparion, Tone 4)

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.

In Myra, You were shown to be a servant of the sacred things, O Holy Nicholas, * for, fulfilling the Gospel of Christ, you, O Venerable, laid down your life for your people, * and saved the innocent from death. * Therefore, you were sanctified as a great initiate of the grace of God. (Kontakion, Tone 3)

Random Proverb

Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine. (Proverbs 3:9,10 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

The hour of death will come upon us, it will come, and we shall not escape it. May the prince of this world and of the air (cf. John 14:30; Eph. 2:2) find our misdeeds few and petty when he comes, so that he will not have good grounds for convicting us. Otherwise we shall weep in vain. 'For that servant who knew his lord's will and did not do it as a servant, shall be beaten with many stripes' (cf. Luke 12:47).

St. Hesychius the Priest