Sunday, October 1, 2023

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Ministry Groups
Several fellowship and service organizations exist within our community, providing members with additional opportunities to give of their time and talents in furthering the work of God's Church.

Parish Council
Our parish council consists of fourteen members who are elected by the parish body and meet monthly with the guidance of the priest to conduct the business of the parish. Meetings are held regularly every second Tuesday of the month at 6:00 PM in the church hall. Contact: Andrew Evans (480-948-7929)  

Our choir sings regularly at all liturgical services and is always ready to accept new members who can add to the beauty of our praying and singing together. Proficiency exists in being able to sing (or learn) in English and / or Slavonic (Russian) as the circumstances warrant.  

Altar Servers
Our Altar Servers assist the Bishop/priest at the liturgical services.

Myrrh Bearers Altar Society
This organization of women of the Church was formed on February 12, 1961. It has historically provided an active channel through which women of all ages meet regularly and share ideas and efforts in service to and beautification of the Church. They have been responsible for purchasing and also sewing some of the following articles: vestments, linens for the Altar, curtains for the Royal Doors, Altar Server’s robes, etc. Great support is lent in fund raising projects and other activities within the Church. Contact: Heather Pheiffer

Youth Group
The Fellowship of Orthodox Christians in America (FOCA), (Phoenician "O" Club) provides the foundation for the youth activities in our Church. Sunday School is sponsored and supported with teachers from the organization. Youth Group meetings and social activities are supervised by volunteer adult advisors. Involving the youth in Church and social activities is critical to making them feel useful and wanted. Contact: Stephanie Homyak, FOCA (623-869-0470)

Fellowship of  Orthodox Christians in America, An official organization of the Orthodox Church in America, and whose mission is to proclaim, share and reveal the Orthodox Christian Faith through service, fellowship and example. Contact: Pat Starkey, FOCA (623-512-2021)

Teen and Young Adult League (TYAL)

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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.

A man in this world must solve a problem: to be with Christ, or to be against Him. And every man decides this, whether he wants to or not. He will either be a lover of Christ or a fighter of Christ. There is no third option. St. Justing Popovich.

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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The Holy Scripture is a collection of books written over multiple centuries by those inspired by God to do so. It is the primary witness to the Orthodox Christian faith, within Holy Tradition and often described as its highest point. It was written by the prophets and apostles in human language, inspired by the Holy Spirit, and collected, edited, and canonized by the Church.

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Holiness or sainthood is a gift (charisma) given by God to man, through the Holy Spirit. Man's effort to become a participant in the life of divine holiness is indispensable, but sanctification itself is the work of the Holy Trinity, especially through the sanctifying power of Jesus Christ, who was incarnate, suffered crucifixion, and rose from the dead, in order to lead us to the life of holiness, through the communion with the Holy Spirit.

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