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


Sunday, July 27, 2014

St. Panteleimon

Orthros-8:30 a.m.

Divine Liturgy-9:30 a.m.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Beginning of the 15-day fasting season in honor of the Most Holy Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mary

Paraklisis-7:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Vespers-5:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Orthros-8:30 a.m.

Divine Liturgy- 9:30 a.m.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Paraklisis-7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Vespers - 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The Transfiguration of

Christ our God

Orthros-8:30 a.m.

Divine Liturgy-9:30 a.m.


    Greek Festival



St. George 20th Annual Golf Tournament Committee Meeting:

Sunday, August 10, 2014

following the celebration of the Divine Liturgy

See Golf Tournament Program Ad Form and the Sponsorship Solicitation Letter in the above PDF attachments.

"Jesus said to them, 'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: you shall love your neighbor as yourself. Upon these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets."
                                   -St. Matthew 22:37-40