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 95 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.
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Thursday, 24 May 2018
TWO DIOCESAN CHURCHES NAMED TO 10 MOST BEAUTIFUL IN NORTHERN NJ
24 May 2018 at 12:00am
Tuesday, 22 May 2018
Announcements & Events
Save the Date for our 5th Annual Slavic Oktoberfest - Sunday, September 30, 2018. Tickets are $30.00.
• Our parish’s Oktoberfest — a buffet of Rusyn and German foods with beer and wine — will take place on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 11:30 AM. Tickets are $30 per person, advance purchase only. Contact Reader Stephen Wasilewski at (201) 960-4352 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Margaret Kovach at (732) 815-9765 or email@example.com for information and tickets. Checks should be payable to “Ss.Peter and Paul R.O.G.C. Church.”
• Orthodox Education Day at St. Vladimir’s Seminary is being held on Saturday, October 6, 2018. This year marks Orthodox Education Day’s 50th anniversary.
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Holy Apostles Peter and Paul are traditionally regarded as the leaders of the twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ.
Both St. Peter and
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
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