St. Peter Newsletter – Bishop Nicholas Visiting St. Peter’s this Thursday (April 25, 2019) for Liturgy of the Last Supper at 9:30am

His Grace Bishop Nicholas will be presiding at the Liturgy of the Last Supper on Holy Thursday (April 25, 2019) starting at 9:30am. Please make every effort to attend if possible. It is a special honor to be hosting our Bishop on this important day. … [Read more...]

St. Peter Newsletter April 16, 2019

The Entrance of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ into JerusalemPalm Sunday Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom Palm Sunday On the Sunday before the Feast of Great and Holy Pascha and at the beginning of Holy Week, the Orthodox Church celebrates one of its most joyous feasts of the year. Palm Sunday is the commemoration of the Entrance of our Lord into Jerusalem following His glorious miracle of raising Lazarus from the dead. Having anticipated His arrival and having heard of the miracle, the people went out to meet the Lord and welcomed Him with displays of honor and shouts of praise. On this day, we receive and worship Christ in this same manner, acknowledging Him as our King and the Virgin would show her. A voice … [Read more...]

St. Peter Newsletter April 9, 2019

Fifth Sunday of Great Lent St. Mary of Egypt Apostles Aristarchos, Pudens and Trophymos of the Seventy; Martyr Thomais of Alexandria; New-Martyr Demetrios of the Peloponnesos Who was St. Mary of Egypt? Our holy mother Mary was born in Egypt. She had left her parents at the age of twelve to go to Alexandria, where she spent the next seventeen years in debauchery and the greatest profligacy. Living on charity and linen-weaving, she nevertheless offered her body to any man, not being forced to it by dire necessity as were so many poor women, but as though she were consumed by the fire of a desire that nothing was able to appease. One day, seeing a crowd of Lybians and Egyptians moving towards the port, she followed them and … [Read more...]

St. Peter Newsletter April 2, 2019

Fourth Sunday of Great Lent St. John of the Ladder Martyr Kalliopios of Cilicia; Venerable George, bishop of Mitylene; Repose of Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow and Enlightener of North America Our venerable and God-bearing Father John Climacus (ca. 579 - 649), also known as John of the Ladder, John Scholasticus, and John Sinaites, was a seventh century monk at St. Catherine's monastery at the base of Mount Sinai. He came to the monastery and became a novice when he was about 16 years old, and when he died in 649 he was the monastery's abbot. He wrote a number of instructive books, the most famous of which is The Ladder of Divine Ascent. (It is because of this book that John is known as "Climacus," which means "of the ladder".) … [Read more...]

Bake Sale Deadline Extended to April 1!

You can now order your items through April 1, 2019. Click here to fill out your order form and get more information. … [Read more...]