St. Ephraim the Syrian Chapel

Athens, Ohio

St. Ephraim the Syrian Chapel

Founded 2010

Diocese: Diocese of the Midwest

Deanery: Cleveland Deanery


Clarks Chapel
Clarks Chapel Rd
Athens, Ohio 45701

Mailing address:

113 Olentangy Meadows Dr
Lewis Center, OH 43035

Parish Contacts

Home: 614-786-7166

Lay Leadership

Mrs. Maryann Gunderson
Lay Contact
Home: 740-249-4142


From the north, stay on Route 33E to Stimson Avenue exit (there is a similar exit on SR50E, but the following is more direct). Turn left off exit ramp, then another left to travel under the freeway. (Coming from the south, take 33W and exit at CR25/Stimson Ave.) You are now on CR25/Rock Riffle Rd. Travel approx. 1 mile, then continue to the left and travel after 0.5 mile until you see a sign for Clark’s Chapel/Clark’s Chapel Road on your right. You will travel briefly down a lane to reach the chapel. If you arrive at a stop sign with a grey ranch home on the right, you’ve gone too far.

Schedule of Services

10:40 AM Hours; 11:00 AM Divine Liturgy followed by coffee hour.
Sunday Morning
(Services are typically held the second and fourth Sunday of the month, but please contact Fr. Stephen Frase in advance to confirm service schedule.)

Confessions are heard by appointment, after Divine Liturgy, or after Saturday Vespers when scheduled.
Please refer questions concerning services outside of Sunday morning to Fr. Stephen Frase.

Parish Background

St. Gregory of Nyssa Orthodox Church in Columbus, Ohio sponsors St. Ephraim the Syrian Chapel. The Chapel community serves the needs of students and faculty of Ohio University, the community of the Athens, as well as surrounding areas.
Rides are available upon request. Please call or email either of the parish contacts listed above to schedule a ride to services.