Celebrate the Gift of Life this January!

January 15, 2017

In honor of Sanctity of Human Life Sunday (today, January 15, 2017), the St. Ephraim community is supporting the Athens Pregnancy Resource Center, a locally organized and funded ministry that offers life-affirming education to women and families, in its annual baby bottle campaign. Today and next Sunday, baby bottles are distributed at church for parishioners to take home, fill with checks, cash, and/or coins, and returned to the church on January 29, 2017 for donation to the PRC.

Please consider supporting this Christ-centered local fundraiser as we celebrate the gift of life!

Happy New Year! January 2017 Services

January 5, 2017

A blessed and happy new year to all! We have two laity-led and two Divine Liturgy services scheduled in January 2017. Please join us at Galbreath Chapel each Sunday!


Sunday, 1/8, 
10:00 A.M., Typika (laity-led) service followed by coffee social


Sunday, 1/15
10:00 A.M., Typika (laity-led) service followed by coffee social


Sunday, 1/22
9:40 A.M. Hours of Prayer, 10:00 A.M. Divine Liturgy (Fr. Stephen scheduled to serve) followed by coffee social


Sunday, 1/29
9:40 A.M. Hours of Prayer, 10:00 A.M. Divine Liturgy (Fr. Benjamin scheduled to serve) followed by coffee social

Services Pause for Christmas Break; Resume in January 2017

December 18, 2016

Services pause during the Ohio University break and will resume in January; please stay tuned for more details. May God bless you and your family this Christmas season!

Late September & October 2016 Services

September 23, 2016

We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming services in late September and October 2016:

Sunday, 9/25: Fr. Stephen scheduled to serve. 9:40 A.M. Hours of Prayer, 10:00 A.M. Divine Liturgy followed by coffee social

Sunday, 10/2: 10:00 A.M. Laity-led prayers followed by coffee social

Sunday, 10/9: Fr. Benjamin scheduled to serve. 9:40 A.M. Hours of Prayer, 10:00 A.M. Divine Liturgy followed by coffee social

Sunday, 10/16: 10:00 A.M. Laity-led prayers followed by coffee social

Sunday, 10/23: Fr. Stephen scheduled to serve. 9:40 A.M. Hours of Prayer, 10:00 A.M. Divine Liturgy followed by coffee social

September Lay service

September 4, 2016

We have a Reader service, a Typika, the 1st Sunday of every month at Galbreath Chapel, Campus Green, Athens, Ohio, beginning at 10am. Hope you can come!

Praise God for a blessed first Divine Liturgy back at Galbreath Chapel!

August 28, 2016

It was great to celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord and to welcome our students back to campus!

Our next service is a lay service on Sunday, September 4, and our next Divine Liturgy is Sunday, September 11. All services will be held at 10:00 AM at Galbreath Chapel (on Ohio University’s College Green).

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First Divine Liturgy of the 2016-2017 School Year

Kicking Off the 2016-2017 School Year!

August 20, 2016

Welcome to Athens, new and returning Ohio University students! A couple of announcements as we kick off a new school year:

Although there are no services in Athens on Sunday, August 21, please consider coming to the Ohio University Campus Involvement Fair to support the Ohio University Orthodox Christian Fellowship chapter! Current members will meet and hand out information and a treat to prospective members. Join us on College Green, 3-5 PM!

Our next Divine Liturgy will be held on Sunday, August 28 at 10 AM in Galbreath Chapel (on College Green). We look forward to celebrating our Lord’s Resurrection, and to reconnecting for the fall semester as well as welcome our new students to campus at coffee social after church.

Thank You and New Location

August 15, 2016

A huge thank you to our fellow Christians at Clarks Chapel for the love they’ve shown us over the past few years! We truly appreciate the hospitality they’ve extended to us. Starting August 28, 2016, all services will be held on the Ohio University campus at Galbreath Chapel, with a 10 AM start time. Please join us for Divine Liturgy and an extended coffee hour that day. We are excited for this next step in our parish’s growth!

July 2016 Divine Liturgies

July 9, 2016

St. Ephraim the Syrian Orthodox Chapel will offer Divine Liturgy on July 10 and 24, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Clarks Chapel.

We pray you are having a blessed summer so far, and look forward to seeing you at the services in Athens!

Happy Memorial Day Weekend 2016!

May 28, 2016

No services in Athens this Sunday, May 29, 2016 but we look forward to seeing you for Divine Liturgy next Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 11 AM at Clarks Chapel. Have a blessed and safe Memorial Day weekend!