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 welcome visitors and inquirers, and look forward to the chance to introduce ourselves to you!

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  • The Church School year begins this Sunday August 20. Classes are available for children ages 4 to 18, after the Divine Liturgy at 11:30 AM. If you would still like to sign your children up, email

  • Our parish playground: The funding drive was a great success and the playground will be installed on the parish grounds in September! Thanks to all who contributed!

  • Annual Parish Picnic / Church School Kick-off Party will be on the church grounds August 27 after Divine Liturgy. There will be potluck summer side dishes and food from Christopher's Restaurant, corn hole and other outdoor games, and lots of opportunity to chat.

  • Wednesday Morning 11 AM Discussion Group is meeting each Wednesday to discuss the book An Introduction to God by Fr. Andrew Damick. If you would like to discuss how to approach other people to talk about God, this book and discussion is for you.

  • Fr. Ted will offer a new Catechism/Inquirer's Class beginning at the end of August. If you or someone you know would be interested, contact him at

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    Sing, O people! Sing the praises of the Mother of our God;
    for today she delivers her soul, full of light,
    into the hands of Him Who became incarnate of her without seed.
    And she entreats Him without ceasing
    to grant the earth peace and great mercy.

    from the Litya verses for the Dormition of the Theotokos, August 15

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    NEW from Fr. Ted's Blog
    8/17:      Opposing Racism: Commending OUR LIFE to Christ
    8/16:      Living in the Present
    8/15:      In Praise of Our Lady, Mary
    8/14:      Mary Opens Heaven to Us
    8/13:      A Prayer of St. John Chrysostom
    8/12:      A Call to Christian Service: Imitate Paul
    8/11:      The Virgin Mary and the Robe of Glory
    8/10:      Be An Example