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September 2023

Greetings to all!

As we come to the end of Summer and we enter into September, the 1st, which is Friday, marks the New Church Year. This is kind of an overlooked commemoration because people tend to look at January 1st more. This can still be an important day for us in our spiritual lives because it is a beginning, and with any beginning we have the ability to start anew.

The Church New Year is a good time to look at ourselves to see what we have done in our church, and ourselves, but it is also a good time to make a commitment for the upcoming Church year. We sometimes make New Year resolutions on January 1st about what we will do for that year and, now, for the church New Year we should make our resolutions and commitments to Christ and His Church.

Throughout the summer there were many activities and events that took our time and attention. And now in September we begin the new Church year, and on the 8th we have our 1st Great Feast, which is the Nativity of the Theotokos. The Nativity of the Theotokos being the 1st Great Feast of the New Year is the beginning. The Nativity of the Theotokos is celebrated because she would be the woman who would bring forth Christ Who was truly God and truly Man, the Saviour of the world. She made a commitment to God and never wavered in her commitment, and we too must do the same. We should look forward to a New Church Year dedicating our life to Christ and fulfilling His Holy will.

Father Mikel


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Regular Services

Saturday: Vespers, 5:00 pm

Sunday: Divine Liturgy, 9:00 am



1614 E. Monte Vista Rd.

Phoenix, Az 85006


Phone / Email

Fr. Mikel: 907-444-8545

Church: 602-253-9515


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Parish News

This Week...

September 24, 2023

The Vespers on Sept 25th and the Liturgy on the 26th is canceled.


Weds, Sept 27th 6 pm Class


Sat, Sept 30th 5pm Vespers

Sun, Oct 1st 840 am Hours/Divine Liturgy

Weds, Oct 4th NO CLASS

Sat, Oct 7th 5pm Vespers

Sun, Oct 8th 840 am Hours/Divine Liturgy 12 -1230 pm Vespers

Mon, Oct 9th 840 am Hours/Divine Liturgy Pat. Tikhon

Weds, Oct 11th 6 pm Class

Sat, Oct 14th 5pm Vespers

Sun, Oct 15th 840 am Hours/Divine Liturgy

Weds, Oct 18th 6 pm Class

Fri, Oct 20th 6pm Vespers

Sat, Oct 21st 840 Hours/Divine Liturgy 5pm Vespers

Sun, Oct 22nd 840 am Hours/Divine Liturgy

Weds, Oct 25th NO CLASS

Sat, Oct 28th 5pm Vespers

Sun, Oct 29th 840 am Hours/Divine Liturgy

Mon, Oct 30th 6 pm Vespers

Tues, Oct 31st 840 am Hours/Divine Liturgy

The Myrrh Bearers are taking orders for nut rolls. The deadline is Sunday October 1st. Also they are looking for helpers, to make them.

October 29th will be a Tailgate party here at St Peter and Paul afte Divine Liturgy.

October 29th St John the Evangelist in Tempe is having their gala titled "St. John Gala & Auction: Music Under the Stars." Here is the link for more information;

The Christmas outreach program is beginning, Foca is asking that Children’s books be donated. Books should be new or gently used and for children K-8.

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