Welcome to the parish of

Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church

Since 1947, Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church continues to share the Light of Christ in Santa Barbara.


"It was fitting to make merry and be glad, for this your brother was dead, and is alive; he was lost and is found."

- Luke 15:32


Our Faith

Orthodox Christianity

The first Christian communities began in the lands near the Mediterranean Sea, over 2,000 years ago. In these Eastern cities, the fundamentals of our Faith were proclaimed at the Seven Ecumenical Councils. The Greek Orthodox Church embodies and expresses the rich spiritual treasures of Eastern Christian beliefs. One definition of the word ‘Orthodox’ is “true praise.” To bless, praise, and glorify God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is the fundamental purpose of the Church. All of her activities, even her doctrinal formulations, are directed toward this goal.

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Schedule of the event calendar, and meetings

Church Calendar

March 29, 2020
March 30, 2020
April 1, 2020
April 2, 2020
April 3, 2020
April 4, 2020
April 5, 2020
April 6, 2020
April 7, 2020
April 8, 2020
April 9, 2020
April 11, 2020
April 12, 2020
April 13, 2020
April 14, 2020
April 15, 2020
April 16, 2020
April 17, 2020
April 18, 2020

Lenten / Pascha Calendar

February 22
1st Saturday of Souls
April 1
Presanctified Liturgy
February 29
2nd Saturday of Souls
April 3
Full Akathist Hymn
March 2
Clean Monday / First Day of Lent
April 8
Presanctified Liturgy
March 4
Presanctified Liturgy
April 11
Lazarus Saturday
March 6
!st salutation of the Virgin Mary
April 12
Palm Sunday
March 7
3rd Saturday of Souls
April 13
Holy Monday
March 11
Presanctified Liturgy
April 14
Holy Tuesday
March 13
2nd Salutation of the Virgin Mary
April 15
Holy Wednesday
March 18
Presanctified Liturgy
April 16
Holy Thursday
March 20
3rd Salutation of the Virgin Mary
April 17
Holy Friday
March 25
Liturgy for Annunciation
April 18
Holy Saturday
March 27
4 Salutation of the Virgin Mary
April 19

Holy Week Schedule

Saturday of Lazarus, April 20
Orthros, 8:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy, 9:00 a.m. Breakfast, Family Activities, Palm-cross folding, following service
Palm Sunday, April 21
Orthros, 9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy, 10:00 a.m. Palm Sunday Luncheon, following service Bridegroom Service, 7:00 p.m.
Holy Monday, April 22
Bridegroom Service, 7 p.m.
Holy Tuesday, April 23
Bridegroom Service, 7 p.m. Hymn of Kassiani
Holy Wednesday, April 24
Presanctified Liturgy, 9:00 a.m. Sacrament of Holy Unction, 7:00 p.m.
Holy Thursday, April 25
Liturgy of St. Basil—Mystical Supper, 9:00 a.m. Passion Service of the Lord, 7 p.m.
Holy Friday, April 26
Royal Hours, 9:00 a.m. Vespers—Descent from the Cross, 3:00 Service of the Lamentations, 7:00. All Night Vigil at the Cross
Holy Saturday, April 27
Liturgy of St. Basil—Resurrection Vigil, 9:00 a.m. Canon of the Resurrection, 11:00 p.m. Resurrection Service—Divine Liturgy, 12 midnight Resurrection meal following service
Great and Holy Pascha, Easter Sunday, April 28
Agape Service at Manning Park, 12 noon Agape Picnic following service

Golf Classic Annual Tournament

Glen Annie Golf Club

405 Glen Annie Road,
Goleta, CA 93117

Friday, June 12, 2020

Check-in and Registration at 11am.

$175 entry fee

$125 Early Bird Special (until March 31st!)


Hole-in-One ($10,000)
LEARN MORESingle Signup (Early Bird $125)Foursome Signup (Early Bird $500)

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