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!
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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.
 
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.

The Nativity Fast
(November 15 - December 24)

The Nativity Fast is divided into two periods. The first period is November 15 through December 19 when the traditional fasting discipline (no meat, poultry, eggs, dairy, fish, wine and oil) is observed with katalysis for wine and oil on Tuesday and Thursday, and for fish, wine and oil on Saturday and Sunday. The second period is December 20 through 24 when the traditional fasting discipline (no meat, poultry, eggs, dairy, fish, wine and oil) is observed Monday through Friday, but with katalysis for wine and oil on Saturday and Sunday. [Katalysis is Greek, meaning “relaxation”.]

Today's Scripture Readings
ST. PAUL'S SECOND LETTER TO THE THESSALONIANS 3:6-18
Brethren, we command you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you keep away from any brother who is living in idleness and not in accord with the tradition that you received from us. For you yourselves know how you ought to imitate us; we were not idle when we were with you, we did not eat any one's bread without paying, but with toil and labor we worked night and day, that we might not burden any of you. It was not because we have not that right, but to give you in our conduct an example to imitate. For even when we were with you, we gave you this command: If any one will not work, let him not eat. For we hear that some of you are living in idleness, mere busybodies, not doing any work. Now such persons we command and exhort in the Lord Jesus Christ to do their work in quietness and to earn their own living. Brethren, do not be weary in well-doing. If any one refuses to obey what we say in this letter, note that man, and have nothing to do with him, that he may be ashamed. Do not look on him as an enemy, but warn him as a brother. Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in all ways. The Lord be with you all. I, Paul, write this greeting with my own hand. This is the mark in every letter of mine; it is the way I write. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
LUKE 19:12-28
The Lord said this parable, "A nobleman went into a far country to receive a kingdom and then return. Calling ten of his servants, he gave them ten pounds, and said to them, 'Trade with these till I come.' But his citizens hated him and sent an embassy after him, saying, 'We do not want this man to reign over us.' When he returned, having received the kingdom, he commanded these servants, to whom he had given the money, to be called to him, that he might know what they had gained by trading. The first came before him, saying, 'Lord, your pound has made ten pounds more.' And he said to him, 'Well done, good servant! Because you have been faithful in a very little, you shall have authority over ten cities.' And the second came, saying, 'Lord, your pound has made five pounds.' And he said to him, 'And you are to be over five cities.' Then another came, saying, 'Lord, here is your pound, which I kept laid away in a napkin; for I was afraid of you, because you are a severe man; you take up what you did not lay down, and reap what you did not sow.' He said to him, 'I will condemn you out of your own mouth, you wicked servant! You knew that I was a severe man, taking up what I did not lay down and reaping what I did not sow? Why then did you not put my money into the bank, and at my coming I should have collected it with interest?' And he said to those who stood by, 'Take the pound from him, and give it to him who has the ten pounds.' (And they said to him, 'Lord, he has ten pounds!') 'I tell you, that to every one who has will more be given; but from him who has not, even what he has will be taken away. But as for these enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, bring them here and slay them before me.'" And when he had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.
Weekly Services

*COVID CHANGES: Be sure to check the monthly calendar for up-to-date or extra services
Sunday

8:20 am Orthros
9:30 am Divine Liturgy

Wednesday
6:00pm Vespers or Paraklesis
Saturday
9:00am Divine Liturgy (every 2nd and 4th Saturday)
6:00 pm Great Vespers w/Compline

Ss Peter & Paul homilies are available online here

Catherine the Great Martyr of Alexandria (November 25)

 

Today's Saint & Thought of the Day
James the Great Martyr of Persia, Nathaniel of Nitria & Pinouphrios of Egypt, the Righteous, James the Wonderworker, Bishop of Rostov, Gregory of Sinai and his disciple Gerasimos, Arsenios of Rhaxos

My deepest desire is that we can support one another in our ministries, and see our cooperation become a model for the clergy and laity of our respective communities. -- His Eminence, Metropolitan JOSEPH

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Sanctuary Roof Repair: help is still needed.  Donate online or put in Sunday offering tray (be sure to designate for roof repair)


Orthodox Resources

Outreach Ministries

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

 

Fr. Christopher Dillon, Pastor
Ss Peter & Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church

P.O. Box 458       
(9980 Highway 9)
Ben Lomond, CA 95005


Office Phone: (831) 336-2228
Office Email:  ChurchOffice@ssppaoc.org

Fr. Christopher Email:  pastorssppaoc@gmail.com

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