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 for 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. 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!
10:00 AM -- Divine Liturgy (the main Sunday service) 9:40 AM -- Office of the Hours (precedes the Divine Liturgy After services we gather again for brunch and fellowship.
5:00 PM -- Office of Vespers, or Vigil (worship preparing us for the Lord’s Day)
To find where we hold our services, please go to "Directions" page by clicking HERE.
The icon of St. Mary Magdalene used by permission of Maria Tsimboka, the iconographer, and the K-W Gift Gallery, the North American distributor of this artist's work.