About Us

Located in Milpitas, CA. St. James Orthodox Church has been serving the greater San Jose area since 1995. Moreover, St. James' deep and rich roots with the Holy Land has greatly influenced our holy and traditional Divine Liturgy. Our parish follows the Old Julian Church Calendar and traditions set by Jerusalem.

In 1995, His Beatitude Patriarch Diodoros of Jerusalem blessed the ordination of our Priest, the Very Rev. Father Jeries Hanna as one of the first Jerusalem Priests here in North America. With Gods' grace our church has grown over the year with parishioners from all corners of the earth.  

Due to our size, administration rights were passed from the Patriarchate of Jerusalem to the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, who oversees the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese in North America. The Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople established "The Vicariate for the
Palestinian and Jordanian Orthodox Communities in America."     

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