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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Today is the prelude of the good will of God,
of the preaching of the salvation of mankind.
The Virgin appears in the Temple of God,
in anticipation proclaiming Christ to all.
Let us rejoice and sing to her:
"Rejoice, O Fulfillment of the Creator's dispensation!"
Troparion for Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple, November 21 ( 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 4 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
11/20:  Salvation Enables us to Participate in Divinity
11/19:  Destruction's Abundant Possessions
11/18:  Mary: the Mother of our Regeneration
11/17:  The Blessed Remembrance of Death
11/16:  Beginning the Nativity Fast
11/15:  The Sign of the Leaf
11/14:  The Drive Against Drunkenness
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2016 Annual Parish Meeting materials are available here: