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Our Parish

“The Orthodox Church is neither Roman Catholic nor Protestant. It is the Church of Jesus Christ, founded on the Day of Pentecost, as recorded in the Book of the Acts of the Apostles. For nearly two thousand years, the Church has weathered the storm of human history, holding fast to the faith and teachings of Jesus Christ and His Apostles. Our parish is an heir to that long, unbroken, unswerving witness to the Gospel.”


“The Presentation of Our Lord” parish is named for the day when Joseph and Mary brought Jesus to the temple to be dedicated to God according to Jewish tradition.

Orthodox Christian immigrants from Romania founded our parish on Akron’s south side, just before World War I. We officially opened on the Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord, 1914. We moved to Fairlawn in 1972.

Locally, our parish is led by the Very Reverend Father Ian G. Pac-Urar, Reverend Father Wayne Paul Wright and a Parish Council that administers our programs and finances. Fellowship groups provide special programs and activities for specific ages and interests. Sunday morning and occasional Christian Education programs serve children and adults of all ages through the year.

We’re a small, loving community of worshipers with a very important message to share: the peace, love and joy of Our risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!