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!

What's New

Temporary Schedule Changes: Fr. Ted is doing very well recovering at home after successful spinal fusion surgery November 8. He will be on medical leave for approximately 2 months. Saturday Vespers and Sunday Divine Liturgy will continue as usual, unless announced. The Sunday afternoon discussion will continue. Weekday Matins, Office Hours and Wednesday Morning Discussion will have to pause until the New Year. Please check here, in the email bulletin, or on the parish Facebook page for updated schedule changes. Fr Ted and the parish will be grateful for your prayers!
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The Angel Tree is up in the Fellowship Hall: please consider selecting an angel, purchasing one of the suggested gifts, and returning it wrapped before Christmas to help a family in need this Nativity season.

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Through faith You justified the Forefathers,
betrothing through them the Church of the gentiles.
These saints exult in glory,
for from their seed came forth a glorious fruit:
she who bore You without seed.
So by their prayers, O Christ God, have mercy on us!
Troparion for the Sunday of the Forefathers of Christ, December 11 ( full text )

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The Nativity Fast continues this week, a time of increased simplicity and care for others, leading up to Christmas. The calendar for the fast is here.

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Sunday Afternoon Discussion Group will meet Sunday, December 11 to continue the discussion of Fr. Tom Hopko's Spirituality, Volume 4 of the The Orthodox Faith, revised edition. The complete text is also available online at at no cost.

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NEW from Fr. Ted's Blog
12/8:    Christ in Me
12/7:    President Lincoln's Thanksgiving Proclamation 1863
12/6:    God Became Human So that Creation Would Serve Humanity
12/5:    Wrestling with Depression
12/4:    Blessed is the Kingdom
12/2:    The Present Age
12/1:    Adam's Death And God's Mercy
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2016 Annual Parish Meeting materials are available here: