About Fr. Ted

Fr. Ted

Fr. Ted

Fr. Ted Bobosh is a priest in the Orthodox Church in America. He has degrees from the Ohio State University, St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary and Fordham University. He is the parish priest of St. Paul the Apostle Church in Dayton, OH. He has authored several books, and was for 12 years an adjunct professor at the University of Dayton, Religious Studies Department. The blogs which are posted here are his meditations and observations as well as offering some materials from others which have influenced his thinking. He welcomes you to engage in reflecting on these topics by offering your thoughts as a fellow sojourner in this God’s beloved world.

Contact him at FrTed [at] stpdayton [dot] org

39 Responses to About Fr. Ted

  1. Fr. Plafonovich says:

    How nice to hear a “Blogger Priest”. Your son was right to bring you into the present day because you have much to offer. Please continue to do so. Your posts, while a bit long, are however, ripe for discussion. Your candor is appreciated.

    • Father Schmemman seemed to be anti-government for his solution of social problems – I reconcile this with being anti-soviet – and for the individual through his church to solve community’s problems. How do you reconcile Father Schemman’s thoughts with your thoughts about the Enlightenment(Jefferson, etc.) and the individual. Thank you. Chris

      • Fr. Ted says:

        I need a little help – to which of my comments on the Enlightenment are you referring? I am not sure exactly to what you are referring. Sorry.

  2. Alex says:

    Greetings from a fellow Russian Orthodox Christian in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

    Keep writing, your works are very much appreciated!

  3. Steve says:

    Father bless

    I’m glad I found your blog, and added it to my blogroll.

  4. Matt karnes says:

    Bless me, Father.

    I am writing a paper on the Orthodox Bishops and globalization for the School of Community and Public Service at the University of Massachusetts. I’m wondering if you would be willing to answer a few questions about how the bishops deal with the immigration and telecommunication aspects of globalization. Please, email and I’ll send the questions to you.


  5. Yudi Kris says:

    It’s great to find your blog, father. Greetings from an Indonesian Orthodox youth!

    Bless me, Father!

  6. Kin Robles says:

    Wow! Lot’s of blogging priests. Excellent!

  7. Walt Shiel says:

    Fr Ted,

    We have a new book coming out next month — The Evolution Conspiracy, Vol 1 by Lisa A. Shiel.

    If you would like an Advance Reading Copy for review or would like to participate in her upcoming blog tour following the book’s release date (Sep 1), let me know.

  8. Jacob Lee says:

    Dear Father Ted,

    Can I please get your contact information so I can send you updates on FOCUS North America.

    We have a new Podcast with Fr. Chad Hatfield of St. Vlad’s and a press release on OYO becoming apart of FOCUS North America.



    Jacob Lee

    Web Admin
    FOCUS North America

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  10. Hi, Fr. Ted. I would like permission to substantially post most of your post on “Considering Chambesy: … on my blog.

    • Fr. Ted says:

      I’m ok with that. I only ask that you include links back to the original blogs so that people can see the entire originals if they so desire.

      • I’m still trying to learn how to accomplish this. My few readers will have to access this sites by their names until I can accomplish this. I’m not very technical.

  11. Mike says:

    I found one of your articles here:


    (translated in Greek). So I looked you up on your blog and found out that you’re also from Ohio, and an Ohio State Alum!

    Keep up the good work! Go Buckeyes!

    • Fr. Ted says:

      Thanks for letting me know about this. It is the amazing thing about blogging and the Internet – you never know where in the world something you wrote might appear (for good or ill!).

  12. Carol Grench says:

    Father Ted,
    Thank you for doing this blog. They have been very inspiring and thought provoking. Thank you, also, for being there for my mother, Freda.

  13. John says:

    Bless father,

    I need a permission to translate some of your articles into Arabic. Some interesting subjects are not treated well enough in Arabic.

    Pray for me

  14. Dean Calvert says:

    Dear Fr. Ted,

    You’re clearly on a roll…keep em coming. You are illuminating the path more clearly than anyone else right now.

    I hope you don’t mind what i did with your articles at http://members5.boardhost.com/STANDREWHOUSE/msg/1285537849.html and http://members5.boardhost.com/STANDREWHOUSE/msg/1285338899.html

    It was the only way I could “point” our facebook page dedicated to Orthodox Episcopal Assembly to them. You’ll see I also provided links to your blog at the bottom of the page.

    You’re not too far from us (St Andrew House is in Detroit)…we need to get together! Perhaps we can meet at Bp Mark’s Chancery for lunch?

    Best Regards,
    Dean Calvert

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  18. Alamanach says:

    Fr. Ted,
    I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. The details appear here: http://alamanach.com/2011/12/11/the-versatile-blogger-award/.

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  20. Mary Marcin Cassidy says:

    Glad to see you blogging! I miss Dayton…and you interesting sermons!

  21. Jonathan Allen says:

    I miss everyone there. Outstanding folks!

  22. Martina Aras says:

    Dear Father Ted,
    I have read your blogs, which i really pleased about its context. So I am a theology student (Orthodox), I would like to ask you whether is possible to subscribe my email in order to recieve regular blogs.
    Many thanks

    • Fr. Ted says:

      Yes. Just scroll down a little on the blog and you will see a link for you to subscribe. The link says: Follow Blog via Email
      Click to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

  23. Gee. Don’t see a Saint Ted listed anywhere. Why you do this?

  24. fr.petros bedan, from kenya. says:

    good work fr.your sermons are great.they are very touching.

  25. Ron Iacone says:

    Hi Fr. Ted!

    Can you comment on the up coming Ecumenical Council scheduled in 2016? Also, I’ve heard some talk of the Byzantine Rite of the Catholic Church engaging in dialogue with the Orthodox Church as well. Have you or can you give any insight as to whether anything productive would come out of such dialogue?

    I’ve been asked to pray for Christian Unity. Roman Catholic guy here. The world is watching a divided Christianity constantly pulling itself apart. Hopefully the 3-4 billion non-Christians in the world will choose Christ over Muhammed. We have a better chance if we hammer out our differences.

    In Christ,

    Ron Iacone

    • Fr. Ted says:


      I really have no great insight into the 2016 Council. It is fraught with all of the tensions and stresses that currently exist between the various “Old World” Patriarchates. At this point I would say that council is likely to be highly scripted and choreographed so no surprises are likely to occur and rather more likely some status quo is going to be affirmed.

      As for anything productive occurring between the Orthodox and non-Orthodox churches, as desirable as Christian unity may be for dealing with the non-Christian world, I would be surprised if anything productive was happening because of the same tensions and stresses mentioned above which hamper Orthodox internal unity. I think Orthodox unity problems are not related to doctrine, where there probably is solid agreement among the various Orthodox patriarchates and jurisdictions. The issues are ecclesial disunity with Orthodox churches tending to be very “nationalistically” oriented with no shared global vision. In some ways this is not bad as it reflect the real way in which Christianity has become incarnate in different cultures. And instead of expecting a monolithic conformity, perhaps what Orthodoxy needs is the ability to embrace the differing cultural needs and concerns of the various Orthodox people throughout the world.

      Things move very slowly in the Orthodox world, so one has to see change over centuries rather than over years.

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