Thank you for visiting our website! And welcome to St. George Greek Orthodox Church of Palm Desert, California. Our parish was founded in 1978 by a small yet devoted group of Greek Orthodox communicants who, for many years, longed to establish a parish in the Palm Desert area. Their faithful mission was not only to create a place of worship—through which they could participate fully in the Sacramental Life of our Greek Orthodox Christian Faith—but also to bring a Greek Orthodox Christian presence to this spiritually fertile desert community nestled in the heart of Southern California’s Coachella Valley.


The seed of faith that was planted in 1978 has, by the grace of God, blossomed into a thriving and dynamic parish. We offer a variety of inspiring ministries: from our dedicated Choir and charitable Ladies Philoptochos Society, to our Orthodox Bible Studies and Sunday School classes, as well as other outreach ministries organized and run by our parishioners.


Sunday and weekday church services at St. George begin with the Orthos at 8:30 a.m., followed by the Divine Liturgy at 9:30 a.m. Visitors are always welcome. If you plan on moving to the beautiful desert cities area, come and join our parish, take part in our positive ministry to God’s glory and witness for yourself this “Miracle in the Desert!” May our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ always bless you.


+Fr. Theodore Pantels, Parish Priest, Saint George Greek Orthodox Church


Saturday, August 23, 2014

Vespers-5:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Orthros-8:30 a.m.

Divine Liturgy-9:30 a.m.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Vespers-7:00 p.m.

Friday, August 29, 2014


Orthros-8:30 a.m.

Divine Liturgy-9:30 a.m.

(Strict fasting day)


    Greek Festival



Thursday, August 21, 2014

Choir Practice - 4:00 p.m.


Assumption Greek Orthodox Church

Long Beach, California

August 30-September 1, 2014

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

AHEPA Chapter 528 Meeting

6:30 p.m.

"Do you not know that you are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in you? If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy him. For God's temple is holy and you are that temple."
                                 -- 1 Corinthians 3:17