Ss. Peter & Paul Orthodox Church
Buffalo, New York
Orthodox Church in America
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Christ is in our Midst!

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 very little Church Slavonic. All are welcome to attend any of our services. Enjoy reading about our faith, our church and its activities. If you are looking for a church to worship in or you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our parish priest, Archpriest John P. Hutnyan. 

CHRIST IS RISEN!  INDEED HE IS RISEN!

CHRISTOS VOSKRESE!  VOISTINU VOSKRESE!

CHRISTOS ANESTI!  ALITHOS ANESTI!

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. All are invited to come pray with us!

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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 at 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
The Ascension of our Lord
The Ascension of our Lord

“AND ASCENDED INTO HEAVEN....” V. Rev. George Florovsky, D.D. “I ascend unto My Father and your Father, and to My God, and Your God” (John 20:17). In these words the Risen Christ described to Mary Magdalene the mystery of His Resurrection. She had to carry this mysterious…

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Martyr Aquilina of Byblos in Syria
Martyr Aquilina of Byblos in Syria

The Holy Martyr Aquilina, a native of the Phoenician city of Byblos, suffered under the emperor Diocletian (284-305). Her parents raised her in Christian piety. When the girl was only twelve years old, she persuaded a pagan friend to convert to Christ. One of the servants of the imperial governor…

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Saint Triphyllius, Bishop of Leucosia (Nicosia), Cyprus
Saint Triphyllius, Bishop of Leucosia (Nicosia), Cyprus

Saint Tryphillius, Bishop of Leukosia, was born in Constantinople, and he received his education at Berit (Beirut, in Lebanon). He was very intelligent and eloquent. In spite of this, the saint chose as his guide a man neither bookish nor learned, but one of conspicuous holiness: Saint Spyridon of…

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Venerable Andronikos, Disciple of Saint Sergius
Venerable Andronikos, Disciple of Saint Sergius

Saint Andronikos (Andrónikos), a native of Rostov, began his spiritual life under the guidance of the great luminary Saint Sergius of Radonezh. He was a lover of the spiritual life, so Metropolitan Alexei chose Andronikos to be the Igoumen of the new Monastery of the All-Merciful Savior, which he…

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Venerable Savva, Abbot of Moscow
Venerable Savva, Abbot of Moscow

Saint Savva of Moscow succeeded Saint Andronicus as the igumen of the monastery of the Savior, dedicated to the Icon of Christ Not-Made-By Hands (August 16) in 1395. He died in 1410.

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Martyr Antonina of Nicea
Martyr Antonina of Nicea

The Holy Martyr Antonina suffered during the third century under Diocletian (284-305) in the city of Nicea. They tortured her in various ways: they burned her with fire, they put her on a red-hot plate, they bored into her hands and feet with red-hot rods and they threw her in prison, where she…

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Saint Anna and her son, Saint John, of Constantinople
Saint Anna and her son, Saint John, of Constantinople

Saint Anna and her son Saint John lived in the ninth century. Saint Anna was the daughter of a deacon of the Blachernae church in Constantinople. After the death of her husband, she dressed in men’s clothing and called herself Euthymianus. She and her son Saint John lived in asceticism in one…

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Venerable James, who was deceived and worshiped the Antichrist

Saint James had so much love for Christ, and so little regard for the things of this world, that he sold all of all his possessions, and distributed the money to the poor, keeping none for himself. Unfortunately, he was overcome with pride. He said to himself, “Who knows better than I do,…

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Saint Antipater, Bishop of Bostra, Arabia
Saint Antipater, Bishop of Bostra, Arabia

Saint Antipater’s life is not to be found in the Synaxaristes. From other sources, we know that he was the Bishop of Bostra in Arabia, and he lived in the second half of the fifth century. He was esteemed highly by his contemporaries. His best known work was a book refuting the doctrines of…

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Saint Anthimus, Bishop of Georgia
Saint Anthimus, Bishop of Georgia

Saint Anthimus of Iberia was one of the most highly educated people of his time. He was fluent in many languages, including Greek, Romanian, Old Slavonic, Arabic, and Turkish and well-versed in theology, literature, and the natural sciences. He was unusually gifted in the fine arts—in…

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10,000 Martyrs

Today we also commemorate 10,000 Martyrs, beheaded by the sword for Christ. The year of their death is not known.

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The Finding of the Holy Relics of Saint Nicholas the Deacon of Lesbos
The Finding of the Holy Relics of Saint Nicholas the Deacon of Lesbos

Today we commemorate the finding of the relics of Saint Nicholas the Deacon at Karyes Monastery on Lesbos on June 13, 1960. In April of 1960 he appeared to three women in the town of Thermi, telling them where his relics were to be found. They hesitated to ask the Metropolitan of Mytilene for…

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Transfer of the relics of Saint Paraskevḗ the New
Transfer of the relics of Saint Paraskevḗ the New

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Buffalo, NY 14206


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