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...
+ Wednesday Morning Study Group will next meet to discuss The Our Father: A New Reading by Gerhard Lohfink, Wednesday, November 6, 11:00 AM. Our current meeting place is Wilmington-Stroop Branch Library, 3980 Wilmington Pike, Kettering.
Our new parish priest, Fr. Gregory Ealy, was ordained by Bishop Paul on October 20 at St Mary's Orthodox Cathedral in Minneapolis.
Fr. Gregory and his wife Miho have moved to Dayton with their two daughters and he is officially assigned to St Paul's as of November 1.
May God grant them many years of fruitful ministry!
+ Annual Parish Meeting: Sunday, November 10, directly after the Divine Liturgy. Traditionally, our parish meetings are quite short, around 15 minutes. Included are a short report on the state of the parish, discussion and vote on the 2020 parish budget, and election for Parish Council, Auditors and Diocesan Assembly Representative. Click here for the Proposed 2020 Budget and Financial Reports and Committee Reports, 2018 parish Meeting Minutes and 2020 Pledge Form. If you are a voting member of the parish who cannot be at the meeting, please submit an Absentee Ballot ( available here) before the meeting begins.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org