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 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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Saturday, 12 May 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK NJ: Ordination of Father Samuel Davis to the Priesthood
12 May 2018 at 12:00am


Thursday, 10 May 2018

NEW YORK STATE DEANERY: Celebration of Archbishop Michael's Consecration Anni...
10 May 2018 at 12:00am


Friday, 27 Apr 2018

SUMMER CAMP CLEAN-UP
27 Apr 2018 at 12:00am



Announcements & Events

 

CHRIST IS RISEN! INDEED HE IS RISEN!

  • Fr. Sophrony is leaving for Puerto Rico on the evening of Thursday, May 17th and will return on the morning of Friday, May 25th. A substitute priest, Fr. Stephen Krivonak, shall celebrate Divine Liturgy on Sunday, May 20th. Emergencies should be directed to Fr. John Fencik at (201) 436-5549 or (201) 779-6604 while Fr. Sophrony is away.
    • Thank you to all of those who helped prepare and serve, and clean up after, last Sunday’s Pasta & Meatball Dinner.
    • This year’s summer schedule of morning services starting at 9:00 AM will begin on Memorial Day weekend and will last until Labor Day weekend.
    • The myrrh-streaming, weeping icon of the Virgin Mary “Tender Hearted” (from Taylor, Pennsylvania) is being brought to St. Anthony’s Antiochian Orthodox Church, 385 Ivy Lane, Bergenfield, NJ on May 25, 2018. A Prayer Service with anointing will start at 7:00 PM.
    • The 114th Memorial Day Pilgrimage at St. Tikhon’s Monastery in S. Canaan, PA is May 26-28, 2018. See sttikhonsmonastery.org/news for information on the schedule of events. 

 

Upcoming Services
Sunday, May 20th
9:20am 3rd Hour
9:30am Divine Liturgy
Saturday, May 26th
9:30am General Panichida
5:00pm Great Vespers w. Lity
Sunday, May 27th
PENTECOST
8:50am 3rd Hour
9:00am Divine Liturgy with Kneeling Prayers

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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.