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.

Today's Scripture Readings
ACTS OF THE APOSTLES 10:21-33
In those days, Peter went down to the men sent by Cornelius to him and said, "I am the one you are looking for; what is the reason for your coming?" And they said, "Cornelius, a centurion, an upright and God-fearing man, who is well-spoken of by the whole Jewish nation, was directed by a holy angel to send for you to come to his house, and to hear what you have to say." So he called them in to be his guests. The next day he rose and went off with them, and some of the brethren from Joppa accompanied him. And on the following day they entered Caesarea. Cornelius was expecting them and had called together his kinsmen and close friends. When Peter entered, Cornelius met him and fell down at his feet and worshiped him. But Peter lifted him up, saying, "Stand up; I too am a man." And as he talked with him, he went in and found many persons gathered; and he said to them, "You yourselves know how unlawful it is for a Jew to associate with or to visit any one of another nation; but God has shown me that I should not call any man common or unclean. So when I was sent for, I came without objection. I ask then why you sent for me." And Cornelius said, "Four days ago, about this hour, I was keeping the ninth hour of prayer in my house; and behold, a man stood before me in bright apparel, saying, 'Cornelius, your prayer has been heard and your alms have been remembered before God. Send therefore to Joppa and ask for Simon who is called Peter; he is lodging in the house of Simon, a tanner, by the seaside.' So I sent to you at once, and you have been kind enough to come. Now therefore we are all here present in the sight of God, to hear all that you have been commanded by the Lord."
JOHN 7:1-13
At that time, Jesus went about in Galilee; he would not go about in Judea, because the Jews sought to kill him. Now the Jews' feast of Tabernacles was at hand. So his brothers said to him, "Leave here and go to Judea, that your disciples may see the works you are doing. For no man works in secret if he seeks to be known openly. If you do these things, show yourself to the world." For even his brothers did not believe in him. Jesus said to them, "My time has not yet come, but your time is always here. The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify of it that its works are evil. Go to the feast yourselves; I am not going up to this feast, for my time has not yet fully come." So saying, he remained in Galilee. But after his brothers had gone up to the feast, then he also went up, not publicly but in private. The Jews were looking for him at the feast, and saying, "Where is he?" And there was much muttering about him among the people. While some said, "He is a good man, " others said, "No, he is leading the people astray." Yet for fear of the Jews no one spoke openly of him.
Weekly Services

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Sunday

8:20 am Orthros
9:30 am Divine Liturgy
Tuesday
7:00 am Readers Orthros
Wednesday
6:00 pm Vespers or Paraklesis
Saturday
6:00 pm Great Vespers w/Compline

Sunday of the Paralytic May 15

 

Today's Saint & Thought of the Day
4th Tuesday after Pascha, The Holy Apostles Andronicus and Junia, Theophanes and Nectarios, Builders of the Holy Monastery of Varlaam of Meteora, Nicholas the Younger who was martyred in Metsovo, Epirus, Theodotos the Martyr of Ancyra & the 7 Virgin-martyrs, Athanasios, Archbishop of Christianopolis, The New Martyrs of Batak, Bulgaria

But when the goodness and kindness of God our Savior appeared, not by the works of justice, which we have done, but according to his mercy, he saved us, by the laver of regeneration, and renovation of the Holy Ghost, whom he hath poured forth upon us abundantly, through Jesus Christ our Savior that, being justified by his grace, we may be heirs, according to hope of life everlasting. - St. Paul the Apostle (Titus 3:4-7)

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Announcements

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New Parish Directory is waiting on those few who have not sent in their current info!  Click here if you haven't completed your online form.

Parish Council meeting Wednesday May 18 at 7pm.  Anyone may come and listen.

Koffee with Khouria Thursday May 19 10am-noon

Women's Group meeting Sunday May 22nd during coffee hour

Summer BBQs resume! starting Saturday June 4th

Ss P&P Kids Summer Camp is a special one day event on June 9 at Pfeifer, Big Sur

Catechism Class:  Saturday May 21st at 5pm.  All are welcome to sit in

Diocese of Los Angeles & the West Parish Life Conference!  Santa Clara June 29-July 3, 2022

 

 

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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