St. Paul the Apostle Orthodox Church

Dayton, Ohio



St. Paul's is a family-friendly all-in-English parish of the Orthodox Church in America, Diocese of the Midwest. We look forward to introducing ourselves to you!


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Office Hours: Friday, August 21, 9:00 AM
Parish Council Meeting Monday, August 24, 6 PM

NEW from Fr. Ted's Blog
Prophet Elijah and Modes of Prayer
The Physicality of Spirituality
Learning About God Through Mary

Annual Parish Picnic and Church School Year kick-off celebration: Sunday, August 30 on the patio following Divine Liturgy. We're celebrating our 30th anniversary with activities for all ages and a picnic lunch. Sign-up sheets for side dishes and desserts on the bulletin board. All welcome!

NEW on OCA.org: Summary of 18th All-American Council. Links to all photo galleries, videos, podcasts and PDFs of reports and addresses to the Council.

Fr. Ted is temporarily limiting his usual weekly schedule as he undergoes some medical treatment. He can be reached by email or by phone at the church number or his home number. He is very grateful for everyone's support and prayers!

In the planning stages for Fall: an Orthodox parenting workshop with Fr. Timothy Pavlatos.

Fellowship Hour Teams: Summer Potlucks. See Dave Fenner to join a fellowship team and help feed visitors and parish members after Liturgy each Sunday. Each team serves once a month. We're eagerly seeking reinforcements, so if you love to cook for an appreciative group of people, sign up and get involved!





Come, all who love to keep the feasts, come let us form a choir!
Come let us crown the Church with songs, as the Ark of God goes to her rest!
For today heaven opens wide
as it receives the Mother of Him Who cannot be contained.
The earth, as it yields up the source of Life, is robed in blessing and majesty.
The hosts of Angels, present with the fellowship of the Apostles,
gaze in great fear at her who bore the Author of life
now that she is translated from life to life.
Let us all venerate and implore her: "O Lady, forget not your ties of kinship
with those who keep in faith the feast of your all-holy Dormition!"

from the Litya for Feast of the Dormition

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