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, 9:30 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.

Today's Scripture Readings
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Today's Saints
Virgin Martyrs Agape, Irene and Chionia, in Illyria
Virgin Martyrs Agape, Irene and Chionia, in Illyria

The Holy Martyrs Agape, Irene, and Chionia were sisters who lived at the end of the third century to the beginning of the fourth century, near the Italian city of Aquilea. They were left orphaned at an early age. The young women led a pious Christian life and they turned down many offers of…

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Martyrs Leonidas, Chariessa, Nice, Galina, Kalista, Nunechia, Basilissa, Theodora, and Irene, of Corinth
Martyrs Leonidas, Chariessa, Nice, Galina, Kalista, Nunechia, Basilissa, Theodora, and Irene, of Corinth

The Holy Martyr Leonidas and the Holy Martyrs Charissa, Nike (Nika, Victoria), Galina, Kalista (Kalida), Nunekhia, Basilissa, Irene, and Theodora suffered at Corinth in the year 258. They threw them into the sea, but they did not drown. Instead, they walked upon the water as if on dry land, singing…

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Monastic Martyr Christopher of Dionysiou, Mount Athos

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Hieromartyr Niketas

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Weeping “Ilyin Chernigov” Icon of the Mother of God

The Ilyin-Chernigov Icon of the Mother of God was painted in the year 1658 by the iconographer Gregory Dubensky (Gennadius in monasticism). Tears flowed from the icon for eight days in 1662, from April 16-24. In this same year Tatars descended upon Chernigov and devastated it. At midnight they…

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Tambov (Utkino) Icon of the Mother of God
Tambov (Utkino) Icon of the Mother of God

In 1686, Saint Pitirim (July 28) arrived in Tambov. Along with other holy objects, he brought a copy of the Il'insk-Chernigov Icon of the Mother of God, which was considered to be the patroness of the southwest territory. Therefore, the copy was placed at the southwestern gate of the city. After a…

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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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