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 20th
PENTECOST
Hieromartyr Methodius
8:30AM Matins
10:00AM Divine Liturgy
Saturday, June 26th
5:00PM Great Vespers
Sunday, June 27th
All Saints
Ven. Sampson the Hospitable
8:30AM Matins
10:00AM Divine Liturgy
Our Bishop

His Eminence, the Most Reverend ALEXANDER

Archbishop of Dallas and the South

Orthodox Church in America

 

Archbishop Alexander's Biography

 

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 St. Symeon Orthodox Church

3101 Clairmont Avenue S

Birmingham, Alabama 35205

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