If you are new to the area, looking for a church home, interested in the Orthodox Church or just beginning your exploration, you will find a warm welcome here.
+ Greeters at the door can answer your questions and show you where to go.
+ Many at St Paul's have come to Orthodoxy from other traditions. We remember making that first visit ourselves and would love to help you find your way around.
+ Our children stay with us in the service - yours are most welcome.
Please plan to join us after the service for Fellowship Hour, a light meal free to all.
The Divine Liturgy is the main Sunday morning service. It starts at 9:30 AM, although a reader is already chanting a preliminary service, the Hours, as the congregation enters.
As worshipers enter the sanctuary you will see them stop to kiss several icons at the doors. Kissing or “venerating” icons is the traditional way to show love and respect for the saint pictured.
The congregation stands during the service, as much they are able, facing the altar in prayer...
On March 24, Bishop Paul issued a second directive in response to the coronavirus emergency situation. All public services are suspended throughout the Diocese of the Midwest, effective from noon March 25. See his full statement here.
Live-streamed services this week:
Saturday, March 28, 5:00 PM Vespers
Sunday, March 29, 9:30 AM Sunday Typika Service
From the treasurer: Our church is still operating, with ongoing bills to pay. To continue your financial pledge while attendance is strictly limited, please send your contribution by mail. The church address is 4451 Wagner Rd, Dayton, OH 45440.
St Paul parish is committed to caring for those in need. If there are any St. Paul families, individuals or others outside of the parish who are in need of financial assistance during this time, please reach out to Fr. Gregory firstname.lastname@example.org, Bruce Garber or David Short . The church has set aside a charity fund to be used for this purpose. To make an additional donation to this fund, just designate it on the memo line of your check. God bless you all.
The Orthodox Church in America has put together a helpful page with resources for individuals and families that includes, prayers, activities, live-stream links and more: oca.org/resources-coronavirus
St. Paul Parish will occasionally publish photos and videos made at our services and events. For our image use policy, click here. For an opt-out form to instruct us not to use your image, click here. To have an image of yourself or your child removed, notify the parish webmaster at email@example.com