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.
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Sunday, 29 Mar 2020
A Message from Archbishop Michael on the 4th Sunday of Great Fast
29 Mar 2020 at 7:45pm
Thursday, 26 Mar 2020
THIS FRIDAY AT 3 PM: JOIN IN PRAYER WITH ALL THE MONKS OF MOUNT ATHOS, FOR PR...
26 Mar 2020 at 11:04am
Wednesday, 25 Mar 2020
A Message From Archbishop Michael On The Feast Of Annunciation Of The Most Ho...
25 Mar 2020 at 5:36pm
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• Please see flyer on bulletin board in church vestibule about Archbishop Michael’s tenth anniversary celebration on Saturday, May 9, 2020.
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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