Welcome to St. Mary’s Orthodox Church

889 Walker Road  ✠  Dayton, Tennessee 37321

  1. A mission-parish under the omophorion of His Eminence, Metropolitan HILARION, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR).

  2. We are a Western-Rite Orthodox Church & Skete—thoroughly Orthodox—Western in our worship rite and Eastern in our theology. While we share the faith of all Orthodox Christians around the world, as a Western-Rite congregation we are blessed by our bishop to use the ancient forms of both Western worship and Eastern worship. All services are in English (occasionally with some Spanish when pastorally warranted).        

  3. Traditional Roman Catholics, Anglo-Catholics, Episcopalians and Lutherans will find our worship services to be familiar. If you do not have a church home, we invite you to worship with us.

  4. The Western-Rite of the Orthodox Church is a concerted effort by the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia to respond pastorally to the numerous requests of Western Christians to re-establish the Western Church as it existed prior to the Great Schism (ca. 1054). It is an outreach to people who have grown up in countries that have been populated by Protestant and Roman Catholic communities by offering the fullness of The Orthodox Faith as it existed prior to the Great Schism.

  5. St. Mary’s W-R Orthodox Church  is a mission church in the Western-Rite Churches of The Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR).

  6. Our patronal saint is the Blessed Ever-Virgin Mary, Our Lady of Walsingham. Patronal feasts: Annunciation—March 25/7 and Our Lady of Walsingham—Oct. 15/28, (Old-style calendar). 

  7. We are currently a mission-church with temporary quarters at 889 Walker Rd, Dayton, TN (on Dayton Mountain just off Highway 30 West near the Rhea-Bledsoe County line)—best to call ahead before visiting.

  8. Call: 423 775-0509, or, click here for a map to the church.

  9. We welcome you to Come and see this ancient expression of The Faith once delivered to the saints—a Faith and practice that you can depend on being the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow: The fullness of the Orthodox Christian Faith.


    And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. (John 1:14)

    The harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that He will send forth laborers into His harvest. (Matt. 9: 37-38)

    Let him who thirsts come to Me and drink. (John 7:37)

Service Schedule (Best to call ahead):

  1. Sunday:

  2. 9:15 a.m. Church School;

  3. 9:30 a.m. Mattins & Confession;

  4. 10:00 a.m. Sung Mass/Divine Liturgy of St. Gregory the Great (W-R) or of St. John Chrysostom (E-R), followed by coffee hour & Inquirers’ Class.

  5. Wednesday:

  6. 6:30 p.m. Vespers/Evensong, Prayers for the Sick, Confession, & Bible Study.

  7. Saturday:

  8. 6:00 p.m. Vespers/Evensong & Confession

  9. Feast Days:

As announced.

  1. The Rev’d Father Abbot David (Colburn), Rector,     423 618-3884 • 423 775-0509

  2. The Rev’d Father Deacon Richard Daugherty, Music Director,     423 618-0659

Traditional worship services & liturgical language • KJV Bible

Proclaiming Christ, risen from the dead!

“Never, never, never let anyone tell you that, in order to be Orthodox, you must be Eastern. The West was fully Orthodox for a thousand years, and her venerable liturgy is far older than any of her heresies.”

—St. John (Maximovitch) of San Francisco

  1. O Most-holy Theotokos, Our Lady of Walsingham, pray for us!

Copyright ©2013 by  St. Mary the Virgin Orthodox Church
Created August 27, 2013 • Updated February 20, 2017

St. Mary the Virgin Orthodox Church

is a Tennessee Incorporated Nonprofit Religious Organization.