Advent Concert at St. Stephen Serbian Orthodox Church

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On Sunday, December 14 at 6:00PM Pan-Orthodox Choir will offer a concert at St. Stephen Serbian Orthodox Church, 177 Weber Road in Lackawanna, NY 14218. The choir is direct by Fr. Rastko Trbuhovich. Please come and invite a friend. In 2011 the Pan-Orthodox Choir offered the Advent Concert at Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church, below are the videos from that wonderful evening.

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Raised $13,215 towards the $25,000 target.

Dear Parishioners and Friends of Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church.
For the last three years, we were trying to postpone the inevitable – the much needed repair of the roof of our parish hall. Every year we tried to patch the obvious leaks as well as we could, hoping that it will get us through one more winter.

This past snow storm in Buffalo proved that our efforts were simply not good enough and that the roof needs to be replaced. Shortly after the snow started to melt we saw that the roof was leaking more than it ever leaked before.

Today we are asking every one who can to please help us to replace the roof on our parish hall. Our goal is to raise $25,000 towards this project.

We need our hall not only as a community building tool for our parish, but also as place where much of the charity is accomplished formerly through our soup kitchen and now through our food pantry.

Please open your heart! Give with love, so that the good works of charity at our parish can go on!

You can donate online using the PayPal button below:




You can mail us the check to:

SS. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church
44 Benzinger St
Buffalo, NY 14206
Memo: Parish Hall Roof Fund

We appreciate your love and will acknowledge every single donation. Please keep in mind that we are 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and that you can use your donation as a deduction when you file your taxes in April 2015.

Tone 2 – Vespers

This page is designed with the goal of helping the choir of Saints Peter and Paul Church to learn/remember the “model melody” of tone 2. Keep in mind that in the practice of Sts. Peter and Paul Church we use “Thee” and “Thy” instead of “You” and “Your”. (Credit: OCA.ORG)

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Tone 6 – Vespers

This page is designed with the goal of helping the choir of Saints Peter and Paul Church to learn/remember the “model melody” of tone 6. Keep in mind that in the practice of Sts. Peter and Paul Church we use “Thee” and “Thy” instead of “You” and “Your”(Credit: OCA.ORG)

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Annual Parish Meeting 2014

Our Annual Parish Meeting is scheduled for Sunday, November 9th, 2014. The meeting will begin following Divine Liturgy and lunch in our parish hall. Below you can find some important information pertaining the upcoming meeting:

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120 Years of Orthodoxy in Buffalo and New York State!

It was a glorious weekend on September 27-28, 2014 at Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church, Buffalo, NY. The clergy and faithful from the neighboring parishes gathered to celebrate 120th Anniversary of the oldest Orthodox Church in Buffalo. The celebration began with celebration of the Great Vespers on Saturday, September 27, 2014 followed by a reception and time a fellowship at Saints Peter and Paul Parish Hall.  The vespers were celebrated by the local clergy and Bishop Michael (Diocese of New York and New Jersey) in his homily exhorted the faithful of Saints Peter and Paul for continuing to make present the light of Orthodoxy in Buffalo.  (continue reading bellow the slideshow)

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(The above gallery will continue to be updated as we receive more pictures)

The Divine Liturgy  on Sunday, September 28, 2014 began at 9:30 AM with the greeting of the Hierarch by the youth of the parish and Fr. Volodymyr Zablotskyy (recotor). The combined choir of singers from different Orthodox parishes in Buffalo, under the direction of Linda Mucyn, the choir director of Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church, lead the responses during the Divine Liturgy. Later at the end of the Divine Liturgy, the choir was exhorted and honored by Bishop Michael for the beautiful singing and in the congregation along with the present clergy sang to the choir “Many Years!”

During the Divine Liturgy, Fr. Volodymyr Zablotskyy was awarded Nabedrennik and Purple Skufia by Bishop Michael.  Following parishioners were awarded Gramotas by Bishop Micahel for their outstanding contributions and service to Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church: Martin Napiersky (current president of the parish council), Michael Balabasz (current vice-president of the parish council), George Mucyn, Kathernine Mazyrka, Katherine Vester, Nadine Cacci, Anne Mazyrka.

Following clergy took part in our celebrations: Fr. Alexej Karlgut (Sts. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church Endicott, NY), Fr. Jason Vansuch (St. George Orthodox Church), Fr. Yuriy Kasyanov (Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Cheektowaga, NY), Fr. John Boddecker (St. Theodore Orthodox  Church, Williamsville, NY), Fr. Herman Schick (Attached to Sts. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church, Buffalo NY) Fr. Stephen Janos (Retired Rector of Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Buffalo NY), Fr. Michael Zaparyniuk (St. Herman Of Alaska Church, Lake Worth, FL), Dn. Mark Hoeplinger (St. George Orthodox Church, Buffalo, NY), Dn. Andrew Hammond (St. Theodore Orthodox Church, Willaimsville, NY).

Following the Divine Liturgy a banquet took place at Creekside Banquet Facility in Cheektowaga, NY.

Tone 4 – Vespers

This page is designed with the goal of helping the choir of Saints Peter and Paul Church to learn/remember the “model melody” of tone 4. Keep in mind that in the practice of Sts. Peter and Paul Church we use “Thee” and “Thy” instead of “You” and “Your”(Credit: OCA.ORG)

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Tone 8 – Vespers

This page is designed with the goal of helping the choir of Saints Peter and Paul Church to learn/remember the “model melody” of tone 8. Keep in mind that this arrangement differs from the “red” Vespers book by Rev. Vladimir Soroka – also keep in mind that in the practice of Sts. Peter and Paul Church we use “Thee” and “Thy” instead of “You” and “Your”.

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Tone 7 – Vespers

This page is designed with the goal of helping the choir of Saints Peter and Paul Church to learn/remember the “model melody” of tone 7. Keep in mind that this arrangement differs from the “red” Vespers book by Rev. Vladimir Soroka – keep in mind that in the practice of Sts. Peter and Paul Church we use “Thee” and “Thy” instead of “You” and “Your”.

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Adopt A Seminarian 2014/2015

Steven Camp-1Raised $8,230 towards the $16,100 target.Few days ago we shared a wonderful news about our seminarian Steven Camp. Steven is very excited about his move to St. Hermans Sminary, but along with that excitement comes also realization that he may not be able to afford to pay the tuition. 

The yearly tuition at Saints Herman Seminary, where Steven is expected to be no later than August 27,  is $8,050 per semester for a single/unmarried student.

Our goal is to raise $16,100.00 over the course of next year to help Steven with his expenses, in addition to looking/asking for any scholarships that Steven might qualify for.

Remember that you can deduct this and your other donations to Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church when you file your tax return.

If you are not comfortable to make your donation on the internet, you can send us a check payable to:

Sts. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church

44 Benzinger St

Buffalo, NY 14205

Memo: Adopt a seminarian

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Raised $13,215 towards the $25,000 target.

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