Welcome to Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Bayonne, New Jersey, a parish of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA). This Orthodox Christian community, within the Diocese of New York and New Jersey, serves Northeastern New Jersey.
We invite all who are searching, to experience the Orthodox Church - the original Christian Church founded by Jesus and continued by His Apostles. Over the past 97 years, thousands have called Sants Peter and Paul their home. Maybe this parish is the kind of spiritual home you have been searching for as well.
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Our services are in English and all are welcome!
Monday, 11 Jan 2021
Orthodox Youth Directors in North America Announce Annual Youth & Camp Worker...
11 Jan 2021 at 3:56pm
Saturday, 9 Jan 2021
Archbishop Michael's Homily On The Feast Of Theophany Of Ourd Lord
9 Jan 2021 at 8:41pm
Thursday, 31 Dec 2020
Archpriest Paul and Matushka Mary Shafran Celebrate Milestone Anniversaries.
31 Dec 2020 at 6:29pm
PRAYER IN TIME OF CORONAVIRUS
“O Lord Almighty, Lord of heaven and earth, and of all creation visible and invisible, in thine ineffable goodness, look down upon us, thy people gathered in thy Holy Name. Be our helper and defender in this day of affliction. Thou knowest our weakness. Thou hearest our cry in repentance and contrition of heart. O Lord who lovest mankind, deliver us from impending threat of the Corona Virus. Send thine angel to watch over us and protect us. Grant health and recovery to those suffering from this virus. Guide the hands of physicians and preserve those who are healthy. Enable us to continue to serve our suffering brothers and sisters in peace that together we may glorify thy most honorable and majestic name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, now and ever and unto ages of ages. Amen.”
Announcements and Upcoming Events
Ss. Peter & Paul Church is Open for Public Services
(Attendees must wear a face mask)
Giving During This Crisis;
Please continue to give as you normally would during this crisis. Even though you are not attending church there are still bills that need to be paid. This is a time when we need for everyone who is able to give to the church, and to even consider increasing their contributions to make up for those temporarily unable to give. You may mail your contributions weekly, or monthly if you prefer, to the parish’s mailing address of: 98 West 28th Street, Bayonne, New Jersey 07002. Thank you in advance for your continued support of Ss. Peter and Paul’s Orthodox Church. May Our Lord Jesus Christ bless you all!
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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