Saint Mary Magdalene Orthodox Church
Proclaiming & Living the Holy Orthodox Faith
in the California Central Valley

Prayer of Protection from the Coronavirus

O God Almighty, Lord of heaven and earth, and of all creation visible and invisible, in Your ineffable goodness, look down upon Your people. Be our helper and defender in this day of affliction. You know our weakness. You hear our cry in repentance and contrition of heart. O Lord Who loves mankind deliver us from the impending threat of the coronavirus. Sent Your Angel to watch over us and protect us. Grant health and recovery to those suffering from this virus. Guide the hands of physicians, and preserve those who are healthy that we may continue to serve You in peace and glorify Your Most Honorable and Majestic Name, of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages. Amen.

An Introduction to the

Orthodox Christian Church

Adapted from: John Meyendorff. The Orthodox Church

Sesquicentennial Commemorative Logo

What in the world is an Orthodox Christian?  

Click HERE for a brief explanation!

Click HERE for a more complete explanation!

Church Office Hours  will resume :

Tuesday and Thursday from 10 am - 3 pm...

Use this time for private prayer or volunteer your time assist with the many chores necessary to keep our parish property in good condition.  


Welcome back!

An Invitation to Worship

Thank You!

for helping bring the Good News to the

California Central Valley


Image result for email list


To receive church 

announcements by Email

Subscribe here:



Children in Church


“Suffer little children to come unto me,

for of such is the Kingdom of God.”

(Luke 18:16)

Fasting for Children?

Orthodox Christianity on the Web

by a member of our church


St. John (Maximovich)

of Shanghai and San Francisco

Evangelist Luke, painting an icon of the Theotokos. Photo: Wikipedia