The new epitaphios was designed to reflect a 12th century one from Thessalonika (Greece) exhibiting simplicity – there is no fringe nor are there tassels or intricate grapevine motif. The Corpus of Christ is fully hand embroidered as is the troparion of the “Noble Joseph” on the outer perimeter of the epitaphios. The troparion is in English with very large letters couched (lined) in natural white pearls and reads across the top and down the right side, then picking up on the top left side down and across the bottom, allowing anyone standing in front of it to read the entire troparion while remaining standing in front of the epitaphios. The epitaphios replaces a badly frayed century old one acquired by our parish in 1913 and is donated in memory of parishioner, Peter H. Bridge, who died in January 2012.
Welcome to SS. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church Web Site.
We open our doors and hearts to all who want to share a commitment to God in dynamic Orthodox Christian Faith through worship, fellowship, stewardship, and spiritual growth.
Throughout each year we have a very active liturgical life where clergy and laity join together in praising and worshiping Christ, experiencing the life of God's Kingdom here and now. We celebrate a complete Great Lent, Paschal, Nativity, and Theophany cycles; Major and Minor Feasts, Baptisms, Chrismations, Weddings, Anniversary and Healing Prayer services, Blessing of houses, Soul Saturdays, Funerals, Panikhidas (memorial services), Blessing of the Cemetery and of the graves. Responses to all services are beautifully sung by our choir and congregation.
In addition to Fr. Alexey, Fr. Timothy, Fr. John, and Choir Director Gabriell M. Monforte our parish family clergy consists of Deacon Simeon (Terry) Peet, Subdeacon Michael Pylypciw and Reader Andrew Bohush.
Active organizations and ministries in the parish are: Sunday School, Choir, Adult Study Group, Film Festival and Discussion Forum, The Ladies Altar Society, RBO, Senior and Junior R Clubs, Ministry to shut ins and sick, Outreach and Charity Committee, Social life and Sports Committee, and Fund raising Committee. Altar boys ranging from 6 to 18 years of age assist the pastors with all the services. A Parish Council of some seventeen members is elected yearly to assist in administration and maintenance of all church property.
Our parish has an active educational - program for children, teens, and adults as well as excellent opportunities for fellowship and socialization.
We have a yearly parish picnic, R Club Picnic, Sunday School baseball outings and picnic, parish golf tournament, Jr. R Club Bowling tournament, bus trips sponsored by the parish, parish basketball teams of Girls, JV Boys, and Adults, Fun and Games Night, as well as many other activities throughout the year.
Christ commanded us to "love one another as He has loved us first". We strive to live this commandment in our daily lives as a parish family and welcome you to join us.
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