There are no services in Athens for the foreseeable future due to our use of a University facility. Details to come as we develop them.
Several churches are live-streaming; our friends at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church (Fr. Nicholas served Presanctified Liturgy at Saint Ephraim chapel last spring) are doing so every night at 7:00 p.m. and on Sundays at 10:00 a.m. if you want to watch.
On Saturday, March 21, at 2:00 pm est., His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon will be a guest on a special pop-up edition of Ancient Faith Radio’s “Today Live”  with Archpriest Thomas Soroka. His Beatitude will share a bit about what has been on his mind during the crisis, talk about how to maintain a focus on Lenten efforts during this of separation from the communal Lenten services and possibly the Holy Eucharist, and other topics related to the Coronavirus outbreak, as well as taking questions from callers.

For resources to help during the Coronavirus outbreak please visit the OCA’s resource page.

(Featured image: Holy Resurrection Church, New Hampshire)

August 18

Hope to see you at the chapel this Sunday when we bless grapes (Dormition), herbs and flowers (Transfiguration).

9:40 a.m.  Hours of Prayer

9:55 a.m.  Blessing of fruits, herbs, and flowers

10:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy followed by coffee social

All at Galbreath Chapel on the OU campus.


Christ is Risen!

Summer has arrived, and Galbreath Chapel is the locale for Divine Liturgy in Southeast Ohio. All services start at 10:00 AM, with hours beginning at 9:40 AM. metered parking on Athens streets are free on Sundays, so feel free to join us!

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Sunday, July 7, 2019


Athens County Food Pantry Collection

The OU OCF Student Organization is collecting donations for the Athens County Food Pantry. If anyone in the parish would like to donate, please bring donations to the service this Sunday. Here are ideas for donations:

  • Peanut Butter (or other nut butters)
  • Jelly
  • Cereal (whole grain, low sugar preferred)
  • Granola Bars
  • Canned Fruit (preferably in juice and not syrup)
  • Canned Vegetables (low sodium preferred)
  • Condensed Soups (low sodium preferred)
  • Chicken, Beef or Vegetable Stocks or Broths
  • Pasta Noodles (whole grains preferred)
  • Canned Pasta / Tomato Sauce
  • Canned or Boxed Meals (Chili, Beef Stew, Chicken & Dumplings, etc.)
  • Boxed Side Dishes (Macaroni and Cheese, Stuffing, Powdered Potatoes, etc.)
  • Canned Tuna (in water, preferred), Canned Chicken, Canned Pork, Canned Salmon
  • Canned Pasta (heat and serve pasta with sauce)
  • Canned Beans (Pork & Beans, Kidney Beans, Black Beans, etc.)
  • Dried Beans, Rice, Quinoa or other grains
  • Dried Fruit (Raisins, Prunes, etc.)
  • Shelf Stable Milk or Milk Substitutes
    Note: Canned goods with pop-top lids are preferable as they are easy to open. Also, please avoid foods packaged in glass when possible to avoid breakage during handling.

Presanctified Liturgy This Week!

Please join us on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, for Presanctified Liturgy served by Fr. Nick Wyslutsky from St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Mogadore, Ohio. Private confession opportunity starts at 5:15 p.m. and liturgy at 6:00 p.m. at Galbreath Chapel, Athens.

Those taking communion should fast after lunchtime.

Metered parking is available and free after 6:00 p.m. (check individual meter for confirmation).

Great Lent has begun

On March 17, the 1st Sunday of Lent, we celebrate the Sunday of Orthodoxy or the “Triumph of Orthodoxy,” and the restoration of the holy icons in the reign of the holy Empress Theodora (February 11). No service in Athens this weekend due to spring break University closure, but please join us next week for a Laity service at 10am, March 24, 2019, standard location of Galbreath Chapel, Athens, Ohio. Deacon Joseph Shaluha from St. Gregory of Nyssa Church, Columbus, will be serving communion to those prepared.