St. James Orthodox Church - 195 North Main St. Milpitas, Ca 95035 - (408) 934-1794
Upcoming Events
Wednesday, February 13
Board of Trustees Meeting at 7:30pm
Sunday, February 17
Midnight Service at 7:00 am
Matins (Orthos) at 8:00am
Divine Liturgy at 10:30 am
Saturday, March 2
Crab Feed at 6:30pm
Saturday, March 9
Church Clean-up Day 9:30am - 3:30pm
Saturday, March 9
3rd Annual Orthodox Bioethics Conference
St. George Cathedral in Daly City
(See newsletter for more details)
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
Presentation of Christ in the Temple
Feast Day: February 2/15/19

This feast is known in the Orthodox Church
as The Presentation of Christ in the Temple.
Another name for the feast is The Meeting of
our Lord. About 450 AD in Jerusalem, people
began the custom of holding lighted candles
during the Divine Liturgy of this feast day.
The Feast of the Presentation concludes the
observances related to the Nativity of Christ,
a period that opened with the beginning of
the Nativity fast..
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.
About St. James