St. Symeon Orthodox Church
Diocese of the South, Orthodox Church in America
3101 Clairmont Avenue S, Birmingham, AL, 35205

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St. Symeon Orthodox Church is a parish of the Orthodox Church in America, Diocese of the South, composed primarily of American converts to Orthodoxy, along with Romanians, Ukrainians, Russians, Serbs, Greeks, Arabs, and Bulgarians. The community is committed to keeping the Faith as transmitted by the Apostles to the first Fathers of the Church and preserved in the Holy Orthodox Church. There are links on this site for further information on Orthodoxy. Visitors are always welcome at St. Symeon! Many of us started our journey as “visitors.” We say to all, "Come and see!” Come and see and experience the unchanged Christian Faith – the Orthodox Church!

Our services are in English and open to the public. "Come and see!"

Upcoming Services
Wednesday, May 29
Midfeast of Pascha
Virgin Martyr Theodosia of Tyre
6:00pm Lesser Blessing of Water
Saturday, June 1
St. Justin the Martyr and His Companions
5:00PM Great Vespers
Sunday, June 2
Samaritan Woman
St. Nicephorus the Confessor
8:30AM Matins
10:00AM Divine Liturgy
Our Bishops

His Eminence, the Most Reverend ALEXANDER

Archbishop of Dallas and the South

Orthodox Church in America

 

Archbishop Alexander's Biography

 

His Grace, the Right Reverend GERASIM

Bishop of Fort Worth

Auxiliary to the Diocese of the South

Orthodox Church in America

 

Bishop Gerasim's Biography

Upcoming Events
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Make a Donation!

If you would like to help support St. Symeon Orthodox Church, donations are always welcomed. Donations are, of course, tax deductable, and a letter for your records is available on request. Please donate via PayPal using the link below, or make checks payable to St. Symeon Orthodox Church and send to:

 St. Symeon Orthodox Church

3101 Clairmont Avenue S

Birmingham, Alabama 35205

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For people seeking an Orthodox community in Tuscaloosa, AL, visit St. Herman of Alaska Mission (www.sthermantuscaloosa.com). You can also email them at orthodoxtuscaloosa@gmail.com.

Today's Saints
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The Hieromartyr Therapon, Bishop of Sardis suffered for Christ during the third century (the city of Sardis was in Lydia, Asia Minor). In fulfilling his priestly service, Saint Therapon enlightened many of the pagan Greeks with the light of the Christian Faith and baptized them. For this, he was…

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Translation of the relics of Venerable Nilus of Stolobensk
Translation of the relics of Venerable Nilus of Stolobensk

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Saint John the Russian and Confessor, whose relics are on the island of Euboia
Saint John the Russian and Confessor, whose relics are on the island of Euboia

The Holy Confessor John the Russian was born in Little Russia around 1690, and was raised in piety and love for the Church of God. Upon attaining the age of maturity he was called to military service, and he served as a simple soldier in the army of Peter I and took part in the Russo-Turkish War.…

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Venerable Therapon, Abbot of White Lake
Venerable Therapon, Abbot of White Lake

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Translation of the relics of Saints Cyprian, Photius, and Jonah,  Metropolitans of Moscow and All Russia
Translation of the relics of Saints Cyprian, Photius, and Jonah, Metropolitans of Moscow and All Russia

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Venerable Therapon, Abbot of Monza
Venerable Therapon, Abbot of Monza

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Virgin Martyr Theodora and Martyr Didymus the Soldier, of Alexandria

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Venerable Bede, the Church Historian
Venerable Bede, the Church Historian

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Saint Basil of Georgia, son of King Bagrat III
Saint Basil of Georgia, son of King Bagrat III

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Venerable Michael of Parekhi
Venerable Michael of Parekhi

Saint Michael of Parekhi was a native of the village of Norgiali in the Shavsheti region of southern Georgia. He was tonsured a monk in the Midznadzori Wilderness. Fr. Michael journeyed to Khandzta Monastery, and with the blessing of the brotherhood, he built a small chapel and dwelling for the…

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Venerable Matthew of Zaransk

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