On Sunday March 18, our Church is hosting the Pan-Orthodox Leten Vespers. The Vespers will begin at 5:00PM. The Sunday Lenten Vespers have been celebrated in our area for many years and has become a “Lenten tradition” for many Orthodox Christian. You can see the full schedule of the Lenten Pan-Orthodox Vespers here. The Pan-Orthodox Choir of Buffalo and Greater Niagara region will sing the responses. It is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about Orthodox faith and to socialize with each other.
Our parish is delighted and grateful for the opportunity to host the Lenten Vespers again in our church.
Join us for Pan-Orthodox Lenten Vespers. Following the Vespers there will be a reception at the parish hall featuring Lenten dishes and deserts. Remember to invite a friend! If you are a Facebook user please help us to spread the word about the Pan-Orthodox Lenten Vespers at Saints Peter and Paul.
Bellow is the schedule of services for Great Lent, Holy Week and Pascha 2012. Please feel fee to print it out.
Schedule for Lent, Holy Week & Pascha 2012
In the bellow video Bishop Michael offers reflection about fasting it roots in Bible and Tradition of the Church.
You can find all the recent videos by Bishop Michael on our diocesan website under the section “Lessons in Our Faith
The time of Great Fast (Lent) is almost upon us. The Orthodox Churches in Buffalo area will continue their tradition of celebrating Lenten Vespers while visiting various Churches. The theme for this year is “Modern Saints”. The Lenten Vespers will begin at 5:00 PM each Sunday (see the list of churches bellow). Please make sure to invite your friends to these beautiful services.
- March 4 – Sunday of Orthodoxy: (speaker to be announced) at St. George OCA, Buffalo
- March 11 – 2nd Sunday of Great Lent: Fr. Volodymyr Zablotskyy at Annunciation “St. Alexander Schmorell”
- March 18 – 3rd Sunday of Great Lent: Reader Kevin John Bodecker at Sts. Peter and Paul “St. Raphael Hawaweeny”*
- March 25 – 4th Sunday of Great Lent: Fr. Peter Jackson at St. George Antiochian, Lewiston “Holy New-Martyr Elizabeth”
- April 1 – 5th Sunday of Great Lent: Fr. Christos at St. Stephen Serbian, Lackawanna “St. Nektarios”
The Pan-Orthodox Choir will be singing at each of the Vespers and if enjoyed their Nativity Concert at our church back in December, you should definitely plan on attending the Vespers.
* This is the Sunday when the Lenten Vespers will be celebrated at our Church.