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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Great Lent begins this week. Forgiveness Vespers on Sunday, February 18 at 5:00 PM is the starting point of the fast that will take us to Pascha, the celebration of the Lord's resurrection on April 8. Fr. Ted encourages everyone to come to confession early in Lent. Times for confession are listed in the weekly calendar.
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First Week of Lent 2018:

  • Monday, February 19, 6 PM        Great Canon of Repentance of St. Andrew
  • Wednesday, February 21, 6 PM        Great Canon of Repentance of St. Andrew
  • Friday, February 23, 6 PM        Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts
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    The Wednesday Morning Discussion Group will be meeting this Wednesday at 11 AM. Throughout Great Lent we will be discussing the Epistle and Gospel readings for the Saturdays and Sundays of Great Lent. Please join us to consider these essential Scripture lessons and to share what value these readings have had in your spiritual life. This Wednesday, February 21, we will discuss the readings for the first weekend of Great Lent: Hebrews 1:1-12 and Mark 2:23-3:5 and Hebrews 11:24-26, 32-12:2 and John 1:43-51. . If you want to add to your Lenten discipline this year, please join our discussion.

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    The Pysanky Easter Egg Workshop is scheduled for the second full weekend in March: Friday, March 9, 2018 (10 am to 4 pm and 5 pm to 9 pm) and Saturday, March 10, 2018 (10 am to 3 pm). Please check the bulletin board for reservation sign-up and additional information.
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    NEW from Fr. Ted's Blog

    2/20:        Forgiveness Sunday: Starting the Journey Home
    2/19:        Great Lent: We Now Begin the Spiritual Contest
    2/18:        Forgiveness Sunday (2018)
    2/17:        The "Punishment" of Adam and Eve
    2/16:        St. Nicholas of Japan, Equal to the Apostles
    2/15:        The Universality of Death vs. the Inevitability of Sin
    2/14:        Imitating Christ: One OF Us
    2/13:        To Love as Christ Loves
    2/12:        The Last Judgment: Don't Be Surprised
    2/11:         Meatfare: Fasting is Communal
    2/10:         Christ Alone? No, Christ in the Crowd
    2/9:           Praying: Paying Attention