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.  
 
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The mission of Saints Peter & Paul as a parish is to preserve the tradition of the Orthodox Church; practice a full liturgical life; proclaim the Gospel of our Lord, God, & Savior Jesus Christ in order to glorify God in the parish and wider community.

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 Saba, Archbishop of New York and Metropolitan of all North America.

Today's Scripture Readings
ACTS OF THE APOSTLES 6:1-7
In those days, when the disciples were increasing in number, the Hellenists murmured against the Hebrews because their widows were neglected in the daily distribution. And the twelve summoned the body of the disciples and said, "it is not right that we should give up preaching the word of God to serve tables. Therefore, brethren, pick out from among you seven men of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may appoint to this duty. But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word." And what they said pleased the whole multitude, and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, and Philip, and Prochoros, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolaos, a proselyte of Antioch. These they set before the apostles, and they prayed and laid their hands upon them. And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests were obedient to the faith.
MARK 15:43-47; 16:1-8
At that time, Joseph of Arimathea, a respected member of the council, who was also himself looking for the kingdom of God, took courage and went to Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus. And Pilate wondered if he were already dead; and summoning the centurion, he asked him whether he was already dead. And when he learned from the centurion that he was dead, he granted the body to Joseph. And he bought a linen shroud, and taking him down, wrapped him in the linen shroud, and laid him in a tomb which had been hewn out of the rock; and he rolled a stone against the door of the tomb. Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses saw where he was laid. And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. And very early on the first day of the week they went to the tomb when the sun had risen. And they were saying to one another, "Who will roll away the stone for us from the door of the tomb?" And looking up, they saw that the stone was rolled back; for it was very large. And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe; and they were amazed. And he said to them, "Do not be amazed; you seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen, he is not here; see the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him, as he told you." And they went out and fled from the tomb; for trembling and astonishment had come upon them; and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.
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

Great and Holy PASCHA!

CHRIST IS RISEN!  TRULY HE IS RISEN!

Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women  (May 19)

Today's Saint & Thought of the Day
Sunday of the Myrrh-Bearing Women, Patrick the Hieromartyr and Bishop of Prusa and His Fellow Martyrs Acacius, Menander, and Polyaenus, Our Righteous Father Memnonus the Wonderworker, Theotima & Kyriake the Martyrs

“Thou didst make the Myrrh-Bearing Women the bearers of the tidings of the Thy Resurrection and Thy glory! They did not anoint Thy dead body, but Thou didst anoint their living souls with the oil of gladness. The mourners of the dead became the swallows of a new spring. Those who wept at Thy tomb became saints in Thy heavenly kingdom.” St. Nicholai of Zica

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Announcements

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Steadfastness Despite Persecution  by Metropolitan Saba

The Renewal of Pascha  by Metropolitan Saba

2024 Parish Life Conference see here

 

Orthodox Resources

Outreach Ministries

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

 

Revernd Father Christopher Dillon, Pastor
Reverand Father George Washburn
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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