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We are an English-speaking Orthodox parish.  We welcome visitors and would love to have you come visit us in person.  Our services are in English.  You can view our Schedule of Services or the Calendar Tab listed above.
 
 
Come and stay after our Sunday services for Coffee Hour.  We also have frequent Feast Day potlucks and would encourage you to come meet us in these casual get-togethers.   Please let us know how we can help you to enjoy our parish and the wonderful Orthodox services we offer.

Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church is part of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North  America and is part of the ancient Patriarchate of Antioch.   Saints Peter and Paul is currently overseen by His Eminence, Metropolitan Joseph, Metropolitan of all North America.


     Reverend Father Nathan Thompson was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1973. His family moved back to the Midwest and he grew up in Iowa City, Iowa; St Louis, Missouri and Indianapolis, Indiana. After receiving a B.A. in Literature at Wheaton College outside of Chicago, he attended Fuller Theological Seminary, where he met his wife, Khouria Mandy and received a M.A. in Theology.
     After a short time in Protestant college ministry, he became a Paramedic Firefighter for almost a decade. During this time, he and Kh. Mandy were chrismated by Father Jon Braun at St Anthony’s Orthodox Church in San Diego and they had Chloe and Rebecca.
     After suffering a career-ending back injury while in training with the San Diego Fire Department, the family, with the blessing of his spiritual father and His Emmanence Metropolitan JOSEPH, made the decision for him to attend an Orthodox Seminary. Father Nathan attended St Tikhon’s Orthodox Seminary in Northeast Pennsylvania. While there, Micah was born and Father Nathan received his Masters of Divinity. 
     Father Nathan was assigned to Holy Cross Antiochian Orthodox Church in Palmdale on July 5th 2009, where he served as the pastor for 6 years. During that time, he also worked as a phlebotomist in a lab. He was then transferred to Ss. Peter and Paul in Ben Lomond on August 1st, 2015.
     Kh. Mandy was born in San Diego and grew up there and in Orange County. She received a B.S. in Psychology from Sacramento State and then an M.S. from the School of Psychology at Fuller Seminary. She is now putting that degree to work keeping Fr. Nathan in line and raising Chloe, Rebecca and Micah.
     The three kids are all excellent students and complete goofballs (in a good way.) All three love reading inventing games to play, swimming and playing with our beloved dog, Ginger. Chloe especially loves writing stories and drawing as well. Chloe and Rebecca also enjoy making elaborate stories up for fun. Micah also plays baseball.


Troparian for Ss Peter and Paul:  "O Fore-most of the Apostles, and teachers of the world, intercede with the Master of all to grant peace to the world and to our souls the Great Mercy."

"During the dark ages of Orthodox Theology, our Church survived because of the richness of her liturgical life. If you understand our various liturgical services, you will understand the whole Theology of the Orthodox Church. While others talk about liturgical poverty and liturgical renewal, as Orthodox, we must concentrate our efforts on liturgical understanding." -- An Orthodox Hierarch

 

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