Ss. Peter & Paul Orthodox Church
Buffalo, New York
Orthodox Church in America

Christ is in our midst!  He is and always shall be!

Welcome to Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church, a parish of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA). We are the oldest Orthodox Church in Western New York. Our services are mostly in English with some Church Slavonic. All are welcome to attend any of our services. Enjoy reading about our faith, our church and its activities. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our parish priest, Father John P. Hutnyan. 

Our Faith

“As the prophets beheld, as the Apostles have taught, as the Church has received, as the Teachers have dogmatised, as the Universe has agreed, as Grace has shown forth, as Truth has revealed, as falsehood has been dissolved, as Wisdom has presented, as Christ awarded, thus we declare; thus we assert, thus we preach Christ our true God, and honour His Saints in words, in writings, in thoughts, in sacrifices, in Churches, in Holy Icons; on the one hand worshiping and reverencing Christ as God and Lord; and on the other hand honouring as true servants of the same Lord of all and accordingly offering them veneration.

“This is the Faith of the Apostles, this is the Faith of the Fathers, this is the Faith of the Orthodox, this is the Faith which has established the Universe!”

from the Synodikon of Sunday of Orthodoxy
(1st Sunday of Great Lent)

Our Community

We are a small and vibrant Orthodox Christian community of many ethnic backgrounds, located in the Lovejoy neighborhood of Buffalo, New York. Our services are conducted mostly in English with some Church Slavonic.

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GENERAL Schedule
of Services

6:00 PM – Vespers


9:30 AM Hours

10:00 AM – Divine Liturgy

  • General Confession Service -- every 1st Sunday of every month, 9:25 am.
  • Father John is available for confession one (1) hour before any of the services or by appointment. You can reach Father John at (716) 681-0302.

Today's Scripture Readings
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Today's Saints
Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker, Archbishop of Myra in Lycia
Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker, Archbishop of Myra in Lycia

Saint Nicholas, the Wonderworker, Archbishop of Myra in Lycia is famed as a great saint pleasing unto God. He was born in the city of Patara in the region of Lycia (on the south coast of the Asia Minor peninsula), and was the only son of pious parents Theophanes and Nonna, who had vowed to dedicate…

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Saint Maximus, Metropolitan of Kiev

Saint Maximus, successor of Metropolitan Cyril III of Kiev (1243-1280), was a Greek by birth, and he arrived in Rus, then suffering under the Mongol (Tatar) Yoke, in 1283 as Metropolitan. The saint decided to remain at Kiev, but the city was completely devastated by the plundering incursions of the…

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Contact Us:

Our Mailing address is:
Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church
44 Benzinger Street
Buffalo, NY 14206

Our Church is located at:
45 Ideal Street
Buffalo, NY 14206

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We are learning about Orthodox women saints. Every 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month. Moleben at 6pm with class afterwards.