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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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Worship Schedule

Full Calendar

    Church Calendar

    Sunday Orthros

    9:00 am

    Sunday Divine Liturgy

    10:00 am

    Click here to light a candle in Church!

    Philoptochos High Hat Tea!

    Saturday. 11/19/2022, 1pm

    RSVP by Monday, 11/14/2022 to Ruth at or text 805-455-4850