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. 

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, 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
Translation of the Relics of the holy and wonderworking Unmercenaries Cyrus and John
Translation of the Relics of the holy and wonderworking Unmercenaries Cyrus and John

The Transfer of the Relics of the Holy Martyrs, Unmercenaries and Wonderworkers, Cyrus and John from the city of Konopa, near Alexandria (where they suffered in the year 311) to the nearby village of Manuphin, took place in the year 412. This Egyptian village prompted fear in everyone, since in a…

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Venerable Xenophon, Abbot of Robeika, Novgorod
Venerable Xenophon, Abbot of Robeika, Novgorod

Our holy Father Xenophon of Robeika was the disciple of Saint Barlaam of Khutyn (November 6). He became the third Igoumen of the Khutyn monastery after Igoumen Isidore (+1243), and at the insistence of Saint Anthony of Dymsk (June 24). After resigning as Igoumen, Saint Xenophon would later…

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Venerable Sergius and Herman, Wonderworkers of Valaam
Venerable Sergius and Herman, Wonderworkers of Valaam

Saints Sergius and Herman settled on the island of Valaam in 1329. The brethren gathered by them spread the light of Orthodoxy in this frontier land. The Karelian people began to regard Christianity with renewed suspicion, with its authority in the fourteenth century being undermined by the Swedes,…

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Saint Paul, Physician of Corinth
Saint Paul, Physician of Corinth

Saint Paul the Physician, from the city of Corinth, in his youth took monastic tonsure at one of the monasteries. Here the saint toiled much and became an experienced ascetic. Once Paul, through demonic malice, was slandered by a woman. She came to the monastery with a newborn infant and said,…

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Icon of the Mother of God “Of the Three Hands”
Icon of the Mother of God “Of the Three Hands”

The Icon of the Mother of God, “Of the Three Hands”: In the eighth century during the time of the Iconoclasts, Saint John of Damascus (December 4) was zealous in his veneration of holy icons. Because of this, he was slandered by the emperor and iconoclast Leo III the Isaurian (717-740),…

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Hieromartyr Basil

The Hieromartyr Basil (Sitnikov) was a deacon of the Dalmatov - Saint Nicholas Church in the province of Perm. He graduated from the three classes of the religious school, and beginning in 1885, he served as a Reader. In 1898, he was ordained as a deacon, serving first at Saint John the Baptist…

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Holy Martyr Pappias

Numerous Christians were slaughtered during the persecution under Diocletian and Maximian in the early IV century, and Saint Pappias was one of those arrested for preaching the Gospel. The idol-worshippers tried to force him to sacrifice to the pagan gods, but he refused to deny Christ.…

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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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