St. Paul the Apostle Orthodox Church
Diocese of the South - Orthodox Church In America
181 Preston Road, Denison, Texas
Contact Information
Mailing Address
St Paul the Apostle Orthodox Church
PO Box 1083
Denison, TX 75020
181 Preston Road
Denison, TX 75020-0770
Concerning Communion

The Orthodox Church practices closed communion and is only available to canonical Orthodox Christians who have properly prepared themselves with prayer, fasting, and a recent (past 90 days) confession. Orthodox visitors who wish to commune must make themselves known to the priest before the service begins. Normally, the serving priest should have a blessing from your father-confessor before you may commune. Please have your father-confessor reach out ASAP.

All are welcome to visit, light a candle, and join us for coffee hour!

Contact the Priest

Archpriest John Anderson

  • 214.886.3179
Local Contact

Subdeacon Thomas Davis

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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