Saint Mary Magdalene Orthodox Church
Proclaiming & Living the Holy Orthodox Faith in Central California
Our Mission
Prayer Requests- St. Mary Magdalene Orthodox Church
1635 Shaffer Rd
Atwater, Califonia 95301-4456
(209) 812-6232 (Phone)
Fr. Lawrence Gaudreau
Priest & Rector
209-812-6232 (Phone)

The Very Reverend Lawrence  Gaudreau will be joining our Parish on July 1, 2017.  He comes to us from the Ss. Constantine and Helen/Holy Theophany Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he currently serves as a priest.

Vladika Benjamin
Archbishop of San Francisco & the Diocese of the West
1520 Green Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 567-WEST (9378) (Phone)

Overseeing our life as a mission parish is our Archbishop Benjamin. His Eminence Benjamin is Archbishop of the Diocese of the West, and serves together with his fellow bishops on the Holy Synod of The Orthodox Church in America. Archbishop Benjamin was enthroned as the first-pastor of the Diocese of the West in 2007.  

"Vladika" is the Slavic way of referring to a bishop, and has become a kind of term of endearment by the faithful and clergy in his care. May God grant Archbishop Benjamin many, many years of fruitful ministry in the sizable vineyard of the Diocese of the West!