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 LETTER TO THE GALATIANS 1:11-19
Brethren, I would have you know that the gospel which was preached by me is not man's gospel. For I did not receive it from man, nor was I taught it, but it came through a revelation of Jesus Christ. For you have heard of my former life in Judaism, how I persecuted the church of God violently and tried to destroy it; and I advanced in Judaism beyond many of my own age among my people, so extremely zealous was I for the traditions of my fathers. But when he who had set me apart before I was born, and had called me through his grace, was pleased to reveal his Son to me, in order that I might preach him among the Gentiles, I did not confer with flesh and blood, nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me, but I went away into Arabia; and again I returned to Damascus. Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to visit Cephas, and remained with him fifteen days. But I saw none of the other apostles except James the Lord's brother.
MATTHEW 13:54-58
At that time, Jesus came to his own country, and taught the people in their synagogue so that they were astonished, and said, "Where did this man get this wisdom and these mighty works? Is not this the carpenter's son? Is not his mother called Mary? And are not his brothers James and Joseph and Simon and Judas? And are not all his sisters with us? Where then did this man get all this?" And they took offense at him. But Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor except in his own country and in his own house." And he did not do many mighty works there, because of their unbelief.
Weekly Services

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

Today's Commemorations
James (Iakovos) the Apostle, brother of Our Lord, Our Righteous Father Ignatius, Patriarch of Constantinople
Today's Thought

“From God comes grace, but from us comes labor. Therefore, let no one even think that the holy apostles relied solely on the God-given grace, or that it was easy for them, or that they performed their great work in the world without effort. Gathering his last strength, (after being pushed from the temple roof by the malicious Jews) the Holy Apostle James raised himself to his knees, stretched forth his hands toward heaven and fervently prayed to God saying: ‘Lord, forgive them this sin, for they know not what they are doing.’ While he was praying thus, wicked men struck him with stones from all sides…killing the saint of God.” St. Nicholai of Zica

Apostle James, brother of the Lord (October 23)

 

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Announcements

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

Help support seminarians: donate online or put in Sunday offering tray (be sure to designate for seminarians)

Orthodox Resources

Outreach Ministries

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

 

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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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