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
Apostle Jude the Brother of the Lord
Apostle Jude the Brother of the Lord

The Holy Apostle Jude, one of the twelve apostles of Christ, is descended from King David and Solomon, and was the son of Righteous Joseph the Betrothed (Sunday after the Nativity of the Lord) by his first wife. The Holy Apostle John the Theologian writes in his Gospel, “... neither did his…

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Troparion & Kontakion
Venerable Barlaam of Shenkursk
Venerable Barlaam of Shenkursk

Saint Varlaam was known as Vasily Stepanovich Svoezemtsev in life, in monasticism he was given the name Varlaam Vazhsky. Vasily Stepanovich was born around 1390 into the family of the Novgorod Boyar (his father was Stepan Vasilyevich). At baptism he received the name Vasily. He was married and…

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Martyr Zosimus the Soldier at Antioch, in Pisidia
Martyr Zosimus the Soldier at Antioch, in Pisidia

The Holy Martyr Zosimos the Soldier lived in the city of Apollonia in Thrace during the reign of Emperor Trajan, a fierce persecutor of Christians (89-117). The Saint was consumed with the desire to become a Christian. When he heard that the persecution of Christians had begun, he forsook the…

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Venerable Paisius the Great
Venerable Paisius the Great

Saint Paisius the Great lived in Egypt. His parents, Christians, distributed generous alms to all the needy. After the death of her husband his mother, on the suggestion of an angel, gave her young son Paisius to the clergy of the church. The youth Paisius loved monastic life and spent his time in…

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Saint John the Solitary of Jerusalem

Saint John the Hermit was an ascetic in Palestine. He passed his days in fasting and prayer in a cave near Jerusalem. The uncovetous ascetic had only an icon of the Most Holy Theotokos, before which a lampada was always lit. The holy Elder often visited the holy places of Jerusalem, and Mount…

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Venerable Paisius of Hilandar, Bulgaria
Venerable Paisius of Hilandar, Bulgaria

Saint Paisius of Hilandar was born in the year 1722 in Bansko into a pious family. One of his brothers, Laurence, was igumen of Hilandar Monastery, and another was noted as a generous benefactor of Orthodox temples and monasteries. Saint Paisius himself went through his obedience at Rila Monastery.…

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Repose of Saint Job, Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia
Repose of Saint Job, Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia

Saint Job, the first Patriarch of Moscow, was born into the family of pious tradesmen in Staritsa near Tver in the 1530s. His baptismal name was John. After his death in 1607, the relics of Patriarch Job were buried by the western doors of the Dormition Church of the monastery in Staritsa. Many…

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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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