Ss Peter and Paul Orthodox Church
98 West 28th Street, Bayonne, NJ 07002
V. Rev. W. Sophrony Royer, Rector

Welcome to our family - Ss. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church located in Bayonne, NJ. Our church is a parish of the Orthodox Church in America, Diocese of New York and New Jersey. It was founded in December 1922 by our Slavic ancestors from different parts of Eastern Europe. The Divine Services are in English. 

Over the past 93 years, thousands of people have called Ss. Peter and Paul their home. Maybe this parish is the kind of spiritual home you have been searching for as well – please come and see, we would love to have you pray with us.

Please check out the rest of our web site. We hope that you enjoy your visit and find useful information about our Parish. 




Wednesday, 25 May 2016

“ORDER OF SAINT ROMANOS” awarded to ALEKSEI SHIPOVALNIKOV
22 hours ago


Monday, 23 May 2016

TEENS AND YOUNG ADULTS: Exploring How to Serve in the Church
23 May 2016 at 12:00am


Thursday, 12 May 2016

Archbishop Michael Celebrates 6th Anniversary of His Episcopacy
12 May 2016 at 12:00am





Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Study resources now available for History volume of “The Orthodox Faith”
13 hours ago


Tuesday, 24 May 2016

OCMC’s Board reviews new strategic plan at annual meeting
24 May 2016 at 9:28am


Sunday, 22 May 2016

Grants available for clergy through the Louisville Institute
22 May 2016 at 12:47pm


Parish Events:  Fr. Sophrony will be away on vacation May 18-27, 2016.  A substitute priest shall celebrate Divine Liturgy on Sunday, May 22nd. In the event of an emergency, call Fr. John Fencik at 201-436-5549 or 201-779-6604.

Memorial Day Pilgrimage:   The 112th Annual Memorial Day Pilgrimage at St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Monastery in South Canaan, Pennsylvania is scheduled for May 27-30, 2016. See www.sttikhonsmonastery.org for information.

Carpatho-Rusyn Society:  The Society’s N.J. chapter is meeting at the Wayne Public Library, 461 Valley Rd., Wayne, N.J. on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 1:30 PM. The lecture is “The American Dukhnovych: The Life and Work of Emil Kubek.” See flyer on the church bulletin board.

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Services
Saturday, May 28th
6:00pm Great Vespers
Sunday, May 29th
8:50am 3rd Hour
9:00am Divine Liturgy
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Lives of Ss. Peter and Paul

Holy Apostles Peter and Paul are traditionally regarded as the leaders of the twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ.

Both St. Peter and St. Paul received their new names, indicating a new relationship with God. Simon the fisherman became known as Cephas (John 1:42), or Peter after confessing Jesus as the Son of God (Mt.16:18).

St Peter, the brother of St Andrew, was a fisherman on the sea of Galilee. He was married, and Christ healed his mother-in-law of a fever (Mt.8:14). He, with James and John, witnessed the most important miracles of the Savior's earthly life.

Despite his earlier recognition of Christ as the Son of God, he denied Him three times on the night before the Crucifixion. Therefore, after His Resurrection, the Lord asked Peter three times if he loved Him. Then He told Peter to feed His sheep (John 21:15-17).

After the descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, St. Peter addressed the crowd (Acts 2:14), and performed many miracles in Christ's name. He baptized Cornelius, the first Gentile convert (Acts 10:48). He was cast into prison, but escaped with the help of an angel (Acts 5:19). St. Peter also traveled to many places in order to proclaim the Gospel message. He wrote two Epistles, which are part of the New Testament.

St. Peter was put to death in Rome during the reign of Nero. According to Tradition, he asked to be crucified upside down, since he did not feel worthy to die in the same manner as his Lord.

St. Paul was of the tribe of Benjamin, and lived in Tarsus in Cilicia. He once described himself as a Hebrew, an Israelite of the seed of Abraham (2 Cor. 11:22). He was also a Pharisee and a tent-maker (Acts 18:3) who had studied the Law with Gamaliel at Jerusalem.

At first, he was called Saul, and had persecuted the Church. He was present at the stoning of St. Stephen (Acts 7: 58). Then, on the road to Damascus, he was converted when Christ appeared to him. Blinded by the vision, he was healed when Ananias laid his hands on him. After his cure, he was baptized (Acts 9:18).

St. Paul is the greatest of the missionaries. He preached the Gospel in Greece, Asia Minor, and in Rome, and wrote fourteen Epistles. Tradition says that he was martyred in Rome about the year 68.