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Fr. Gabriel Seamore
Fr. Gabriel Seamore
Fr. Gabriel Seamore
Our Lady of the Desert
Our Lady of the Desert
Our Lady of the Desert
Fr. Deacon George Berni
Fr. Deacon George Berni
Fr. Deacon George Berni

 Glory to God!

 

 We are an Orthodox community located in Hesperia, California, serving the needs of all Orthodox Christians in the High Desert Area.  St. George the Great Martyr Parish is a member of the O.C.A./D.O.W under the omaphorion of His Eminence BENJAMIN, Archibishop of San Francisco and the West.

Our membership is multi-ethnic and many of us are converts to Orthodoxy. All our services are in English. We welcome all Orthodox Christians and those seeking to learn about our Orthodox faith.

We hope you find this website useful to learn more about Orthodoxy and about our life here at St. George's Parish.

Check the monthly calendar for our Service Schedules, Prayer Times and Spiritual Courses.

If you were unable to join us on Sunday please check the Bulletin to read Father Gabriel's sermon and any important anouncements.

Our bookstore is open on Sundays after the Divine Liturgy. We have a selection of books, icons, prayer books and other devotional items for your use.

Please keep in your hearts and prayers all Orthodox Christians here and throughout the world, especially those who are being persecuted and have died in the Middle East and other Muslim nations

 

 

Greatmartyr Demetrius Myhrrgusher of Thesalonica

Great Martyr Demetrius
Great Martyr Demetrius
Great Martyr Demetrius

God, who has given you invincible might,  has tinged the Church with streams of your blood, Demetrius! 

He preserves your city from harm, for you are its foundation

 

St. Demetrius was in lifetime military commander of Salonica and he did not lay down this office at his death. He was martyred by Emperor Maximiam for refusing to persecute Christians and confessing his faith in Christ. Christians secretly took his body and gave it burial and there flowed from it a healing stream of myrrh by which many sick were healed. A small church was very soon built over the relics. When Emperor Justinian wanted to take the saint's relics from Salonica to Constantinople, a spark of fire leapt from the tomb and a voice was heard: "Leave them there and don't touch!' and thus the relics of St. Demetrios have remained for all time in Salonica. People felt his presence in Salonica especially at times of great need.

He appeared many times, defended the city, kept misfortune at a distance, repelled invaders and helped all who called upon his name.   The Russians regarded St. Demetrios as the protector of Siberia, which was overcome and annexed by Russia on October 26th, 1581.

 
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