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 97 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. 



Tuesday, 25 Jun 2019

PILGRIMS WELCOME!
25 Jun 2019 at 7:24am


Wednesday, 10 Jul 2019

MATCHING PLEDGE FOR SAINT ANDREW’S CAMP NEW BUILDING PROJECT
10 Jul 2019 at 11:32am


Wednesday, 17 Jul 2019

YOUTH DAY for NEW YORK CITY & NEW JERSEY DEANERIES
17 Jul 2019 at 7:38am



Today’s Special Offerings

Sanctuary Lamp offered by Fr. Sophrony Royer in memory of Wilfred Royer
· (anniversary of birth).

Announcements & Events

There shall be a special collection today for the benefit of St. Andrew's Camp. Thank you in advance for your generosity!

See bulletin board for information on the pilgrimage to Alaska with Archbishop Michael in July 2020.

Fr. Sophrony shall be away from July23rd to August 3rd. In his absence, Fr. John Kluchko will serve as substitute at Divine Liturgy on Sunday, July 28, 2019. In the event of an emergency, call Fr. John Fencik at (201) 436-5549 or (201) 779-6604.

Tomorrow the interior walls and ceilings of the Orthodox Church of the Holy Transfiguration in Pearl River NY will begin a week-long process of receiving a cleaning and some fresh paint. by volunteers from throughout the New York-New Jersey Diocese under the name "Project Pearl River." Help is needed from all diocesan clergy, parishioners and friends in order for this project to be a success.

Upcoming Services
Saturday, July 27th
NO GREAT VESPERS
Sunday, July 28th
8:50am 3rd Hour
9:00am Divine Liturgy

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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.