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.  
 
Come and stay after our Sunday services for Coffee Hour. Please let us know how we can help you to enjoy our parish and the wonderful Orthodox services we offer.
 
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
ST. PAUL'S LETTER TO THE ROMANS 11:25-36
Brethren, lest you be wise in your own conceits, I want you to understand this mystery: a hardening has come upon part of Israel, until the full number of Gentiles come in, and so all Israel will be saved; as it is written, "The Deliverer will come from Zion, he will banish ungodliness from Jacob" "and this will be my covenant with them when I take away their sins." As regards the gospel they are enemies of God, for your sake; but as regards election they are beloved for the sake of their forefathers. For the gifts and the call of God are irrevocable. Just as you were once disobedient to God but now have received mercy because of their disobedience, so they have now been disobedient in order that by the mercy shown to you they also may receive mercy. For God has consigned all men to disobedience, that he may have mercy upon all. O the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! "For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?" "Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?" For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory for ever. Amen.
MATTHEW 12:1-8
At that time, Jesus went through the grain fields on the sabbath; his disciples were hungry, and they began to pluck heads of grain and to eat. But when the Pharisees saw it, they said to him, "Look, your disciples are doing what is not lawful to do on the sabbath." He said to them, "Have you not read what David did, when he was hungry, and those who were with him: how he entered the house of God and ate the bread of the Presence, which it was not lawful for him to eat nor for those who were with him, but only for the priests? Or have you not read in the law how on the sabbath the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are guiltless? I tell you, something greater than the temple is here. And if you had known what this means, 'I desire mercy, and not sacrifice, ' you would not have condemned the guiltless. For the Son of man is lord of the sabbath.
Weekly Services

Be sure to check the calendar link above for all services.

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

John & Symeon the Fool for Christ (July 21)

Daily Commemorations

Macrina the Righteous, sister of St. Basil, Dius, Abbot of Antioch, Saint Theodore, Bishop of Edessa, Translation of the Holy Relics of Righteous Seraphim of Sarov
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Announcements

Be sure to see the Sunday Bulletin (above) or the monthly calendar for more details

Parish Council Nominations: We need nominations for qualified parishioners to serve on the Parish Council

Traveling Mercies & Anointing With Oil:  If you plan to travel or are ill, please request a blessing or anointing with oil before travel and at the beginning of your illness

New Parish Directory:  Update your information (maybe even a better photo?) before the directory is printed!

Mark your calendars!  Advent retreat will be November 8-10. Our speaker will be Fr. Josiah Trenham

Orthodox Resources

Outreach Ministries

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

 

Reverend Father Christopher Dillon, Pastor
Reverend 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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