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 in the Diocese of New York & New Jersey

of the Orthodox Church in America Archdiocese.

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. Our current, interim priest, is Father John P. Hutnyan.

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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, 9:30 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.

Daily Readings
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Today's Saints
Venerable Gerasimus of the Jordan
Venerable Gerasimus of the Jordan

Saint Gerasimus was a native of Lycia (Asia Minor). From his early years he was distinguished for his piety. Having received monastic tonsure, he withdrew into the desert of the Thebaid (in Egypt). Thereafter, in about the year 450, the monk arrived in Palestine and settled at the Jordan, where he…

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Venerable Gerasimus of Vologda
Venerable Gerasimus of Vologda

Saint Gerasimus, First Vologda Wonderworker, accepted monastic tonsure on March 4 (at that time it was customary to give a new monk the name of the saint commemorated on the day of his tonsure) at the Kiev Gniloe Dormition monastery, having been attracted to the Caves where Saint Theodosius (May 3)…

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Venerable Joasaph of Snetogorsk, Pskov

The Holy Hieromartyrs Joasaph of Snetogorsk and Basil of Mirozh suffered under the Germans at two of the most ancient of the Pskov monasteries during the thirteenth century. Saint Basil directed the Savior-Transfiguration Mirozh monastery, founded in the year 1156 by Saint Niphon, Bishop of…

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Right-believing Prince Basil (Vasilko) of Rostov

Holy Prince Basil of Rostov belonged in lineage to the Suzdal Monomashichi, famed in Russian history. The saint’s great-grandfather was Yuri Dolgoruky, and his grandfather was Great Prince Vsevolod III “Big-Nest” (+ 1212), brother to Saint Andrew Bogoliubsky (July 4), who had been…

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Right-believing Prince Daniel of Moscow
Right-believing Prince Daniel of Moscow

Holy Prince Daniel of Moscow was born at Vladimir in the year 1261. He was the fourth son of Saint Alexander Nevsky (August 30 and November 23) and his second wife Bassa. When he was two years old he lost his father. The date of his mother’s repose is not indicated in the Chronicles; we know…

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Martyrs Paul and his sister, Juliana

The Holy Martyr Paul and his sister Juliana were executed under the emperor Aurelian (270-275) in the Phoenician city of Ptolemais. The emperor happened to visit Ptolemais, and among those who met him was Paul, who made the Sign of the Cross. They arrested him and threw him in prison. On the…

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Saint James the Faster of Phoenicia, Syria

Saint James the Faster lived a life of asceticism near the Phoenician city of Porphyrion in the sixth century. For fifteen years, he lived in a cave devoting himself to monastic deeds, and he received the gift of wonderworking from the Lord. Under his influence many of the local inhabitants were…

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Right-believing Prince Wenceslas of the Czech Lands
Right-believing Prince Wenceslas of the Czech Lands

The Translation of the Relics of the Right-Believing Prince Saint Wenceslas (Vyacheslav) of the Czech Lands. On September 28, 935, when Saint Wenceslas went to Matins, he was wickedly murdered at the doors of the church by his own brother and his brother’s servants. His body was stabbed and…

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Saint Gregory, Bishop of Constantia, Cyprus

Saint Gregory is mentioned in the Patmos Codex 266 as follows: “The Holy Fathers Gregory of Constantia, Cyprus and Adrian.” Perhaps Saint Adrian was also a Bishop on Cyprus.

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Martyr Vyacheslav (Leontiev), the Priest

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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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