Greek Orthodox community

About Us


“And the strangers who join themselves to the LORD, to minister to Him, to love the Name of the LORD, and to be His servants… these I will bring to My holy mountain, and make them joyful in My house of prayer… for My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations” (Isaiah 56:6-7; quoted by Christ in Mark 11:17).

St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church welcomes everyone who comes to our doors. Although we are under the Greek Archdiocese of America, our parish is comprised of worshippers from many Orthodox backgrounds including Russian, Ukranian, Antiochian, and more. Likewise, we welcome all who are inquiring visitors or simply wish to know more about the Orthodox Faith and it’s place in the modern life.

As the largest Orthodox Church serving West Texas, St. Andrew has a long and storied history of being an important spiritual resource on the South Plains, and our future is as important – if not more so – than our past. For that reason, we welcome anyone to visit us, learn more, and be enriched by the healing and life that only the Orthodox Church can provide.

Our Goal

Our primary goal in Lubbock is to serve, to the Glory of God, those having chosen the ancient and historical faith of Orthodoxy as their own, whether born into it through an Orthodox family and upbringing or by becoming a convert. At St. Andrew, we recognize an obligation to be of practical assistance to our local community and its needs while serving, without modification to or variance, from our traditional faith. We believe that there is a profound difference in theological truths as proclaimed by the many denominations of Christianity existing today. While bearing no ill will and making no apologies to those belonging to other confessions, we rather proclaim with great joy the one, true, comprehensive Faith of the Holy Fathers, established by the Apostles upon the unshakable rock: the teachings given to them by the Risen Lord Jesus Christ, grounded and maintained in historical continuity in the person of the canonically ordained Bishop serving in the Church and surrounded by his presbyters (priests), deacons, and laity.