Ss Peter and Paul Orthodox Church
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America
Ben Lomond, California
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Times for Confession:
Confessions are heard on Sunday mornings during Orthros prior to 9:15 am, before or after Vespers on Wednesday evenings (by appointment), on Saturday evenings following Compline, and by appointment during the week. If you desire to go to confession during Orthros, please send a message to one of the priests through one of the deacons.

Infant Baptism, Matrimony, and Adult Initiation:
Contact the Church Office, (831) 336-2228, and set up an appointment with Fr. Nathan to discuss the arrangements for these sacraments.

Pastoral Care of the Sick:
Please contact the Church Office, (831) 336-2228, with the names of the sick and hospitalized of the Parish so they can receive proper pastoral care.

 

 


Helpful Hints from the Pastor

 

Respect for Holy Vessels and Icons
Please wipe off lipstick/chapstick when kissing icons or receiving the Holy Eucharist out of respect for the holy vessels and icons.

 The Kiss of Peace is a liturgical, not a social action. When we come to the Kiss of Peace, greet the person to your left and to your right with a kiss (or a quick embrace) and the words “Christ is in our midst”. The reply is “He is and was and ever shall be.” Then be ready to continue with the recitation of the Creed. It is important that the prayer of the Church is not interrupted to greet those further away or for conversations that should rightly take place in the coffee hour room. Unfortunately, many Orthodox Churches do not celebrate the Kiss of Peace among the laity due to the fact that it can become a distraction from prayer. The Kiss of Peace is a beautiful liturgical action that should encourage one another on in our corporate prayer.

 In our congregational singing and recitation of prayers, please follow the choir or chanters at all times. As a member of a choir, one should always be able to hear the singers around them and the director. Please make sure that you are following those who bear the responsibility of leading the musical worship and not creating an echo, so that we sing together as One Body, to the Glory of the Head, Jesus Christ, His Father and the All Holy Spirit.

 

Weekly Services

Please check monthly calendar for special services or changes

Sunday
8:20 am Orthros
9:30 am Divine Liturgy
10:20 Sunday School


Tuesday
6:00 am (Readers) Orthros

Wednesday
9:00 am Divine Liturgy
6:00 pm Vespers
(Paraklesis 4th Wed)


Saturday
6:00 pm Great Vespers

7:00 pm Compline

St. Nicholas the Wonderworker (Dec 6)

Scripture Readings

Daily Readings Calendar

 

Nativity Fast
(November 15 - December 24)

The Nativity Fast is divided into two periods. The first period is November 15 through December 19 when the traditional fasting discipline (no meat, poultry, eggs, dairy, fish, wine and oil) is observed with katalysis for wine and oil on Tuesday and Thursday, and for fish, wine and oil on Saturday and Sunday. The second period is December 20 through 24 when the traditional fasting discipline (no meat, poultry, eggs, dairy, fish, wine and oil) is observed Monday through Friday, but with katalysis for wine and oil on Saturday and Sunday. [Katalysis is Greek, meaning “relaxation”.]

Support Our Parish
Announcements

Our bookstore has many new items especially for the Nativity season, come check it out!

Vesperal Divine Liturgy for St. Nicholas of Myra: Thurs Dec 5

Men's Monthly Breakfast: Sat Dec 7

St. Nicholas Celebration: Sun Dec 8

Women's Book Study: Our Thoughts Determine Our Lives,  Fridays, 10:00 am in the FH

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Reverend Father Nathan Thompson - Pastor
Ss Peter & Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church
P.O. Box 458       
(9980 Highway 9)
Ben Lomond, CA 95005
Email: 
pastorssppaoc@gmail.com

Office Phone: (831) 336-2228
Office Email:  ChurchOffice@ssppaoc.org

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