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!"
NEW CD: Akathist to St. John, wonderworker of Shanghai and San Francisco
St. John Maximovitch, the Wonderworker of Shanghai and San Francisco, is one of the most beloved modern Orthodox Saints. His miracles, constant care for his wandering flock, and holy life following the commandments of Christ set him up as an example for Christians in our times. Almost every Orthodox Christian knows someone whose prayers to the Saint have been answered.
The present recording is a collaboration between Holy Virgin Cathedral – Joy of all Who Sorrow in San Francisco (which St. John himself founded and where his incorrupt relics lie) and St. Symeon Orthodox Church in Birmingham, AL. While a recording of the Akathist to St. John had already been done in Slavonic, no such recording had been done in English, until now. The choir of St. Symeon Orthodox Church was specifically sought out by Holy Virgin Cathedral at the recommendation of His Eminence, Archbishop BENJAMIN of San Francisco and the West (OCA) to record the Akathist in English. The recording was released in conjunction with the 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Canonization of St. John, which took place on June 29, 2019, at Holy Virgin Cathedral. May St. John ever continue to guide his flock in America and throughout the world!
Rejoice, O Holy Hierarch Father John, speedy helper amid misfortune!
See below for a sample from the new CD. The CD can be purchased online HERE.
Wednesday, October 23rd
Holy Apostle James, Brother of the Lord
6:30PM Akathist to St. Luke of Crimea
Saturday, October 26th
5:00PM Great Vespers
Sunday, October 27th
10:00AM Divine Liturgy
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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