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
ST. PAUL'S SECOND LETTER TO THE CORINTHIANS 13:3-13
Brethren, since you desire proof that Christ is speaking in me, he is not weak in dealing with you, but is powerful in you. For he was crucified in weakness, but lives by the power of God. For we are weak in him, but in dealing with you we shall live with him by the power of God. Examine yourselves, to see whether you are holding to your faith. Test yourselves. Do you not realize that Jesus Christ is in you? - unless indeed you fail to meet the test! I hope you will find out that we have not failed. But we pray God that you may not do wrong - not that we may appear to have met the test, but that you may do what is right, though we may seem to have failed. For we cannot do anything against the truth, but only for the truth. For we are glad when we are weak and you are strong. What we pray for is your improvement. I write this while I am away from you, in order that when I come I may not have to be severe in my use of the authority which the Lord has given me for building up and not for tearing down. Finally, brethren, farewell. Mend your ways, heed my appeal, agree with one another, live in peace, and the God of love and peace will be with you. Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the saints greet you. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen.
LUKE 4:1-15
At that time Jesus returned from the Jordan, and was led by the Spirit for forty days in the wilderness, tempted by the devil. And he ate nothing in those days; and when they were ended, he was hungry. The devil said to him, "If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread." And Jesus answered him, "It is written, 'Man shall not live by bread alone.'" And the devil took him up, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time, and said to him, "To you I will give all this authority and their glory; for it has been delivered to me, and I will give it to whom I will. If you, then, will worship me, it shall all be yours." And Jesus answered him, "It is written, 'You shall worship the Lord your God, and him only shall you serve.' And he took him to Jerusalem, and set him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to him, "If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down from here; for it is written, 'He will give his angels charge of you, to guard you, ' and 'On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.'" And Jesus answered him, "It is said, 'You shall not tempt the Lord your God.'" And when the devil had ended every temptation, he departed from him until an opportune time. And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee, and a report concerning him went out through all the surrounding country. And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified by all.
Weekly Services

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Sunday

8:20 am Orthros
9:30 am Divine Liturgy

Wednesday
6:00 pm Vespers or Paraklesis
Saturday
6:00 pm Great Vespers w/Compline

Sunday After the Holy Cross (September 19)

Today's Saint & Thought of the Day
Phocas the Martyr, Bishop of Sinope, Phocas the Cyprian, Isaac & Martinos the Martyrs 26 Monk-martyrs of Zographou Monastery martyred by the Latins

You say that So-and-so is an evil-doer and may he burn in hell fire. But I ask you – supposing God were to give you a fair place in paradise, and you saw burning the fire the man on whom you had wished the tortures of hell, even then would you really not feel pity for him, whoever he might be, an enemy of the Church even? Or is it that you have a heart of steel? But there is no place for steel in paradise. Paradise has need of humility and the love of Christ, which pities all men. The grace of God is not in the man who does not love his enemies. – St. Silouan the Athonite

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ANNUAL PARISH MEETING, Sunday Sept 19

October 8-10:  Fall Gathering Flyer   

Schedule for the Fall Gathering in Orinda 

 

 

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"I was in prison and you visited me" (Matthew 25:36)
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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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