Ss Peter and Paul Orthodox Church
98 West 28th Street, Bayonne, NJ 07002
V. Rev. W. Sophrony Royer, Rector

Welcome to our family - Ss. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church located in Bayonne, NJ. Our church is a parish of the Orthodox Church in America, Diocese of New York and New Jersey. It was founded in December 1922 by our Slavic ancestors from different parts of Eastern Europe. The Divine Services are in English. 

Over the past 93 years, thousands of people have called Ss. Peter and Paul their home. Maybe this parish is the kind of spiritual home you have been searching for as well – please come and see, we would love to have you pray with us.

Please check out the rest of our web site. We hope that you enjoy your visit and find useful information about our Parish. 




Thursday, 9 Feb 2017

ANNUAL CONFERENCE: Brotherhood of Saint Moses the Black
9 Feb 2017 at 12:00am


Monday, 13 Feb 2017

ANNUAL LENTEN TEEN RETREAT: 10-12 MARCH 2017
13 Feb 2017 at 12:00am


Saturday, 28 Jan 2017

ANNUAL MARCH FOR LIFE: Washington DC, 27 January 2017
28 Jan 2017 at 12:00am





Friday, 24 Feb 2017

Metropolitan Council concludes Spring Session
24 Feb 2017 at 9:27am


Thursday, 23 Feb 2017

Archbishop Michael to address St. Moses Brotherhood annual conference
23 Feb 2017 at 1:26pm


Wednesday, 22 Feb 2017

St. Tikhon’s Seminary reaccredited by ATS
22 Feb 2017 at 8:50am


We shall be having special collections for the benefit of our diocese’s St. Andrew’s Camp every Sunday in February. All are asked to give generously. Thank You.

The Carpathian Club is having a “Paint Night” on February 24, 2017. Price is $40 per person, which includes painting and hors d'oeuvres. Wine and beer will be available for purchase. Contact Robert Pierce or Stephen Wasilewski for tickets. RSVP by February 21, 2017.

The Memorial Saturdays of the Lenten season this year are February 18, March 11, and March 18. Fr. Sophrony will also say the Litany of the Departed at Divine Liturgy on St. Theodore Saturday (March 4).

  

Upcoming Services
Saturday, February 25th
6:00pm Great Vespers and General Confession
Sunday, February 26th
CHEESEFARE SUNDAY
9:20am 3rd Hour
9:30am Divine Liturgy followed by Rite of Forgiveness
Maslenitsa following services
Monday, February 27th
6:00pm Compline w. Great Canon of Repentance
Tuesday, February 28th
6:00pm Compline w. Great Canon of Repentance
Wednesday, March 1st
6:00pm Compline w. Great Canon of Repentance
Thursday, March 2nd
6:00pm Compline w. Great Canon of Repentance
Friday, March 3rd
6:00pm Akathistos Hymn to the Divone Passion
Saturday, March 4th
9:30am Divine Liturgy
6:00pm Great Vespers
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Lives of Ss. Peter and Paul

Holy Apostles Peter and Paul are traditionally regarded as the leaders of the twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ.

Both St. Peter and St. Paul received their new names, indicating a new relationship with God. Simon the fisherman became known as Cephas (John 1:42), or Peter after confessing Jesus as the Son of God (Mt.16:18).

St Peter, the brother of St Andrew, was a fisherman on the sea of Galilee. He was married, and Christ healed his mother-in-law of a fever (Mt.8:14). He, with James and John, witnessed the most important miracles of the Savior's earthly life.

Despite his earlier recognition of Christ as the Son of God, he denied Him three times on the night before the Crucifixion. Therefore, after His Resurrection, the Lord asked Peter three times if he loved Him. Then He told Peter to feed His sheep (John 21:15-17).

After the descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, St. Peter addressed the crowd (Acts 2:14), and performed many miracles in Christ's name. He baptized Cornelius, the first Gentile convert (Acts 10:48). He was cast into prison, but escaped with the help of an angel (Acts 5:19). St. Peter also traveled to many places in order to proclaim the Gospel message. He wrote two Epistles, which are part of the New Testament.

St. Peter was put to death in Rome during the reign of Nero. According to Tradition, he asked to be crucified upside down, since he did not feel worthy to die in the same manner as his Lord.

St. Paul was of the tribe of Benjamin, and lived in Tarsus in Cilicia. He once described himself as a Hebrew, an Israelite of the seed of Abraham (2 Cor. 11:22). He was also a Pharisee and a tent-maker (Acts 18:3) who had studied the Law with Gamaliel at Jerusalem.

At first, he was called Saul, and had persecuted the Church. He was present at the stoning of St. Stephen (Acts 7: 58). Then, on the road to Damascus, he was converted when Christ appeared to him. Blinded by the vision, he was healed when Ananias laid his hands on him. After his cure, he was baptized (Acts 9:18).

St. Paul is the greatest of the missionaries. He preached the Gospel in Greece, Asia Minor, and in Rome, and wrote fourteen Epistles. Tradition says that he was martyred in Rome about the year 68.