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

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

Saturdays
6:00 PM – Vespers

 

Sundays
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
Afterfeast of the Elevation of the Cross
Afterfeast of the Elevation of the Cross

From September 15 until the Leavetaking, we sing “O come, let us worship and fall down before Christ. O son of God crucified in the flesh, save us who sing to Thee: Alleluia” at weekday Liturgies following the Little Entrance.

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Saint Eumenius, Bishop of Gortyna
Saint Eumenius, Bishop of Gortyna

Saint Eumenius from the time of his youth was noted for his virtuous life. He strove to serve the One God and therefore he shunned worldly temptations. Concerned for the salvation of his soul, he distributed all his substance to the poor. By the blessing of God Saint Eumenius was chosen as Bishop…

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Martyr Ariadne of Phrygia
Martyr Ariadne of Phrygia

The Holy Martyr Ariadne was a servant of Tertillos, a city official of Promyssia (Phrygia) during the reign of the emperor Hadrian (117-161). Once, when on the occasion of the birth of a son, the master made a sacrificial offering to the pagan gods, the Christian Ariadne refused to participate in…

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Martyrs Sophia, Irene, and Castor of Egypt
Martyrs Sophia, Irene, and Castor of Egypt

Saint Sophia endured martyrdom with Saints Castor and Irene in Alexandria.

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Greatmartyr Prince Bidzini and Martyrs Princes Elizabar and Shalvi, of Georgia
Greatmartyr Prince Bidzini and Martyrs Princes Elizabar and Shalvi, of Georgia

In the 17th century the Persian aggressors razed churches, monasteries, and fortresses and drove out thousands of Georgian families to resettle them in remote provinces of Persia. The deserted territories were settled by Turkic tribes from Central Asia. In the chronicle The Life of Kartli it is…

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Translation of the “Staro Rus” Icon of the Mother of God in Triumph to Russia
Translation of the “Staro Rus” Icon of the Mother of God in Triumph to Russia

The Staro Rus Icon of the Mother of God was so named because for a long time it was in Staro Rus, where it had been brought by the Greeks from Olviopolis during the very first period of Christianity in Russia. The icon was in Staro Rus until the seventeenth century. In 1655 during a plague it was…

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“The Healer” Icon of the Mother of God
“The Healer” Icon of the Mother of God

The original icon known as “Tselitel’nitsa,” or “The Healer” was from the Tsilkan church in Kartali, Georgia. It was painted at the time of Saint Nino (January 14). There is another icon with the same name in the Alexeev women’s monastery in Moscow, and many…

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Venerable Euphrosynē of Suzdal
Venerable Euphrosynē of Suzdal

Saint Euphrosynē of Suzdal was born in 1212. Although she was a princess, she entered a women’s monastery in Suzdal, where she was tonsured with the name Euphrosynē, in honor of Saint Euphrosynē of Alexandria (September 25). After her death on September 25, 1250, many miracles took place…

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Venerable Hilarion of Optina

On the night of Pascha, April 8-9, 1805, Saint Hilarion (Ponamarov) was born in Kluch, the third son of Nikḗtas and Euphemia Ponamarov, who named him Rodion in honor of Saint Herodion of the Seventy. He always considered April 8, the day of his patron saint’s commemoration, as his birthday.…

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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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