Ss Peter and Paul Orthodox Church
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America
Ben Lomond, California
Welcome to Saints Peter and Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church!
Thank you for visiting our website!
 
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.
 
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.


Apostles' Fast

(June 12 - 28)

The Apostles' Fast is a fast that was undertaken by the disciples of Jesus Christ following the Descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. Having rejoiced for fifty days following Pascha, the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, the apostles began to prepare for their departure from Jerusalem to spread Christ's message. As part of their preparation, they began a fast with prayer to ask God to strengthen their resolve and to be with them in their missionary undertakings. The Apostles' Fast is not as strict as Great Lent or the Dormition Fast, but entails abstaining from red meat, poultry, meat products, eggs, and dairy products, fish, wine and oil. Fish is allowed on Saturdays and Sundays, and wine and oil are allowed on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

"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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Weekly Services

Sunday
8:20 am Orthros
9:30 am Divine Liturgy
(church school resumes in September)

Tuesday
6:00 am Orthros (note change in time)

Wednesday
6:00 pm Vespers

(Paraclesis every 3rd Wednesday)

Saturday
6:00 pm Great Vespers



Sunday Bulletin


Nativity of the Forerunner and Baptist John (June 24)

We who eagerly honor thee are unable to extol thee as is meet to do, O Prophet John, Forerunner of the presence of Christ; for by thy noble and solemn nativity the barrenness of thy mother was undone, and the tongue of thy father was loosened, and to the world was proclaimed the Incarnation of the Son of God. (Apolytikion in Tone 4)

Wisdom
"Always remember the harsh trials of those who grieve and those who are despised (in prisons, exile, etc.), so that you might be duly grateful for your small and insignificant trials and be able to endure them with joy." -- St. Isaac the Syrian


Daily Scripture Readings

 

"I was in prison and you visited me" (Matthew 25:36)
Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry