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, 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
Sunday, June 26th
All Saints of America
Ven. David of Thessalonica
8:30AM Matins
10:00AM Divine Liturgy
Saturday, July 2nd
NO VESPERS
Sunday, July 3rd
Martyr Hyacinth
NO 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

Hear Our Choir!

Visit the Online Store to purchase our CDs!

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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Saint Dionysius, Archbishop of Suzdal
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