St. Gregory of Nyssa ChurchAccessible

Columbus, Ohio

St. Gregory of Nyssa Church

Founded 1983

Diocese: Diocese of the Midwest

Deanery: Cleveland Deanery


2219 Summit St
Columbus, Ohio 43201


Parish Contacts

113 Olentangy Meadows Dr
Lewis Center, OH 43035
Home: 614-572-3942
Retired, Pastor Emeritus

Lay Leadership

Mr. Tom Chiatalas
Lay Contact
Mat. Elizabeth Frase
Choir Director


General Location
St Gregory of Nyssa Church is located north of downtown Columbus, OH, in the Ohio State University campus area.

From Interstate 71
Take I-71 to the Hudson St exit which is just north of downtown Columbus near the Ohio State University campus area.  Take Hudson St west from I-71 to Summit St. (Summit St will be the second traffic light after going under the railroad bridge that is just west of I-71.)  Take Summit St south to Oakland Ave.  St Gregory’s is on the southwest corner of Oakland Ave and Summit St.

Schedule of Services

6:00 PM Vespers, Confessions.
Saturday Evening

9:10 AM Hours; 9:30 AM Divine Liturgy followed by coffee hour, and Church School (months of September through May).
Sunday Morning

For a complete list of upcoming services, please visit the Monthly Calendar on the parish website.

Confessions are heard after Saturday Vespers and as arranged with clergy.

Please call Fr. Stephen Frase at 614-572-3942 or email him at for additional information.

Parish Background

On Sunday, January 9, 1983, the eve of the Feast of St Gregory of Nyssa whose patronage was adopted by the parish, thirteen people attended the first worship service.  The mission was to establish a campus mission center for Orthodoxy to serve both Ohio State University students and townspeople who wished to worship in the English language.

Through the ups and downs of planting a mission parish, the parishioners of St Gregory’s persevered.  In 1988 the parish incorporated.  Plans for moving into a parish-owned facility crystallized.  In 1993, those plans became a reality and St Gregory’s new home was established in December.

The parish has completed an upstairs assembly area that has already proved its value in providing a spacious and aesthetically pleasing fellowship area. A chair lift has been installed to assist persons with handicaps to join us in the upper room. Work now nears completion in creating a parish library in our religious education building. Finally the parish continues its commitment to the students at the Ohio State University as well as other colleges and universities in the Central Ohio area.

We are blessed with a number of programs and activities including outreach to the University and neighborhood.  We welcome believers called to ministry.