St. James Orthodox Church - 195 North Main St. Milpitas, Ca 95035 - (408) 934-1794
Church Calendar
Wednesday, October 7
Fasting - Oil allowed

Holy St
s. Cosmas and Damian of Asia
Divine Liturgy at 10:00am
Friday, November 9
Fasting - Oil allowed
Sunday, November 11
25th Sunday After Pentecost
Matins                      8:00 am
Divine Liturgy           10:30 am
Welcome to St. James' Website
Here you will find general information about
Orthodoxy and about who we are as a
church. Our site is not only for the one
seeking the roots and the continuity of the
Christian faith, but also for the Orthodox
Christian who lives this faith daily. You are at
the perfect place to orient yourself and to
learn and experience more!

After you become familiar with the information
here, we encourage you to come visit! Come
see and experience what the internet cannot
capture – the living Church.

Our Divine Liturgy
Before the start of the Divine Liturgy, the
Midnight Service takes place at 7:00 am.
Following the Midnight Service is the Matins
(Orthos) service at 8:00am. The Divine
Liturgy which begins at 10:30am is conducted
in English, Arabic and Greek.
Spiritual Corner
Communion Fast
The Body and Blood of our Lord shall be the
first thing to pass our lips on the day of
communion, we abstain from all food and
drink from the time that we retire (or midnight,
whichever comes first) the night before.

When communion is in the evening, as with
Presanctified Liturgies during Lent, this fast
should if possible be extended throughout the
day until after communion. For those who
cannot keep this discipline, a total fast
beginning at noon is sometimes prescribed.

About our Patron Saint, St. James.
Born in Nazareth, St. James,
"The Brother of our Lord", was
actually Jesus' second cousin
and the first Archbishop of
Click here for more
information on the life of our
patron saint.