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St Mary Magdalene Orthodox Church




 Who We Are 


     We are a family church of many cultures with intergenerational worship; we have a full liturgical life throughout the Church year, with many opportunities for joyful fellowship and enduring growth. Our vision is to “manifest the Kingdom of God by proclaiming and living the Orthodox Christian Faith.” Orthodox Christianity is for everyone — come and see!


     Located at the north end of California's San Joaquin Valley, St. Mary Magdalene Orthodox Church is dedicated to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to His promise of salvation to all mankind. The services of our mission-parish are located in the heart of Merced, in the beautiful Chapel at Mercy Medical Center's “Dominican Campus” on M Street, just south of Bear Creek. Committed to serving Christ and His Holy Church, the people of St. Mary Magdalene welcome and encourage all visitors to be our guests, especially those who are truly seeking the path of salvation. 


Saint Mary Magdalene
Orthodox Church

Archpriest David Thatcher

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July 12, 2015
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July 05, 2015
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June 28, 2015
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Schedule of Services



 8:00 AM -- Matins (No Matins July 19)

   9:40 AM -- Office of the Hours 

(precedes the Divine Liturgy)


 10:00 AM -- Divine Liturgy 

(the main Sunday service) 

**After services we gather for brunch and fellowship**


Tuesday (No Vespers/Bible Study July 14)

  7:00 PM -- Vespers and Bible Study

(Current Schedule HERE)



 5:00 PM -- Office of Vespers, or Vigil

(No Vespers July 18)


 Detailed schedule HERE 

 (Current Week and Month)



Services for Feast Days

     St. Mary Magdalene Orthodox Church keeps a full schedule of services for the major feast days of the Church Year. On the eve of the Feast Day, we serve Vespers or Vigil. On the day of the Feast, we serve the Divine Liturgy (Holy Eucharist). The schedule for Feast Days is found on the Calendars & Schedule pageHERE.


Directions & Location


     St. Mary Magdalene Orthodox Church holds services at the Chapel of Mercy Outpatient Center (also called "Dominican Campus") located at 2740 M Street, Merced, CA 95340, between 27th Street and Bear Creek Drive.  The entrance to the chapel is from the Bear Creek Side (north side). Go to the Driving Directions page for a map and detailed directions. HERE.



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The icon of St. Mary Magdalene at the top of each page used by permission of Maria Tsimboka, the iconographer,
and the K-W Gift Gallery, the North American distributor of this artist's work.

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