St. Paul the Apostle Orthodox Church
Diocese of the South - Orthodox Church In America
181 Preston Road, Denison, Texas
The Most Reverend Alexander , Archbishop of Dallas and the South


The Most Blessed Tikhon , Archbishop of Washington, Metropolitan of All America and Canada


Archpriest John Anderson, Rector
(214) 886-3179 (Phone)

Born on July 30, 1953, Father John attended Portland State College and received a master of divinity degree from St. Tikhon’s Theological Seminary, South Canaan, Pa., in 1995. He was ordained to the diaconate and priesthood later that year. St. Seraphim’s is his first church assignment as an ordained minister. He and his wife, Lydia, are the parents of two children, Joseph and Mary.

Subdeacon Thomas Davis
‭(972) 832-2548‬ (Phone)

The Mission of The Orthodox Church in America, the local autocephalous Orthodox Christian Church, is to be faithful in fulfilling the commandment of Christ to “Go into all the world and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…”

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St. Paul the Apostle Orthodox Church is part of the Diocese of the South, which is presided over by The Right Reverend Alexander, Bishop of Dallas, the South and the Bulgarian Diocese. Our mission is bringing the joy of Christ's resurrection to those who have never heard the Good News, and to strengthen and encourage the faithful who reside within Denison and the local area. 

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The Holy Scripture is a collection of books written over multiple centuries by those inspired by God to do so. It is the primary witness to the Orthodox Christian faith, within Holy Tradition and often described as its highest point. It was written by the prophets and apostles in human language, inspired by the Holy Spirit, and collected, edited, and canonized by the Church.

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Holiness or sainthood is a gift (charisma) given by God to man, through the Holy Spirit. Man's effort to become a participant in the life of divine holiness is indispensable, but sanctification itself is the work of the Holy Trinity, especially through the sanctifying power of Jesus Christ, who was incarnate, suffered crucifixion, and rose from the dead, in order to lead us to the life of holiness, through the communion with the Holy Spirit.

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