Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church
Phoenix, Arizona
Welcome!

Welcome to the website of Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church, Phoenix, Arizona.  We hope you find our site informative and helpful. We also invite you to join us for worship – worship that follows the ancient tradition of apostolic Christianity since the earliest days of the Christian Church.  We also invite you to join us in fellowship as together we celebrate the goodness of God and rejoice in His many blessings.

Our parish, founded in 1951, is a parish community of the Diocese of the West of the Orthodox Church in America.  As a faithful community of the Orthodox Church in America, we are heirs to a great legacy of missionary outreach and ministry.  This legacy of missionary activity dates back to the time of the Apostles who received the “great commission” from our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:16-20).  Our missionary legacy also finds more recent origins in the band of Russian Orthodox missionaries who traveled from Russia to Alaska in 1794.  They traveled to Alaska to bring the Truth of Christ’s Gospel to the Alaskan natives and, by their teaching and through the example of their lives, proclaimed the fullness of the Gospel that has been proclaimed always and everywhere by the Orthodox Church.

You will find that Saints Peter and Paul Church is a vibrant faith community of people of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds who are living and celebrating their faith together, working together as the Body of Christ, and reaching out together to all who seek “to come to the knowledge of the Truth” (1 Timothy 2:4). Many of our parishioners have journeyed to the Orthodox Church from other Christian faith traditions and denominations and some non-Christian religious and spiritual traditions as well. Whether you are “on a journey” or just wanting to visit a local Orthodox parish you will be welcome at Saints Peter and Paul Church. We are always honored to have visitors join us for prayer, worship, and fellowship.

Yours in service to Christ,

+Bishop Daniel, Rector

Upcoming Calendar
  • 23

    Feb

    Friday
    Hieromartyr Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna
    Fast
  • 24

    Feb

    Saturday
    5:00 Great Vespers
    Fast: wine & oil
  • 25

    Feb

    Sunday
    Sunday of Orthodoxy
    8:30 Hours
    9:00 Divine Liturgy

    Procession of Icons

    6:00 pm Lenten Vespers
    Fast: wine & oil
  • 28

    Feb

    Wednesday
    6:00 PM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts

    Fast
  • 3

    Mar

    Saturday
    Memorial Saturday

    4:30 Panikhida
    5:00 Great Vespers

    Fast: wine & oil
  • 4

    Mar

    Sunday
    St. Gregory Palamas
    Right-believing Prince Daniel Of Moscow

    8:30 Hours
    9:00 Divine Liturgy

    6:00 pm Pan-Orthodox Lenten Vespers at St. Peter & Paul
    Fast: wine & oil
  • 7

    Mar

    Wednesday
    6:00 PM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts
    Fast
  • 10

    Mar

    Saturday
    Memorial Saturday
    5:00 Great Vespers
    Fast: wine & oil
  • 11

    Mar

    Sunday

    Veneration of the Precious Cross

    8:30 Hours
    9:00 Divine Liturgy

    Church School

    6:00 Lenten Vespers
    Fast: wine & oil
  • 13

    Mar

    Tuesday
    6:00 Council Meeting
    Fast
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The Mission of The Orthodox Church in America, the local autocephalous Orthodox Christian Church, is to be faithful in fulfilling the commandment of Christ to “Go into all the world and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…”

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Ss. Peter & Paul Orthodox Church is part of the Diocese of the West, which is presided over by The Most Reverend Benjamin, Archbishop of San Francisco and the West. Our resident hierarch is The Right Reverend Daniel, Bishop of Santa Rosa. Our mission is bringing the joy of Christ's resurrection to those who have never heard the Good News, and to strengthen and encourage the faithful who reside within Phoenix and the local area. 

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Saints Peter & Paul Orthodox Church
1614 E Monte Vista Road
Phoenix, Arizona 85006