Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church
Orthodox Church in America, Albanian Archdiocese
9230 Old Bustletown ave, Philadelphia, PA 19115

 

Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church

                     Albanian Archdiocese - OCA

                     9230 Old Bustleton Avenue

                         Philadelphia, PA 19115

                                 215-676-3311

Welcome to Our Parish!

 

 

Welcome to Saints Peter and Paul  Orthodox Church located in Northeast Philadelphia.

A parish of the Archdiocese of the Albanian Orthodox Church in America

Divine Liturgy is celebrated in English every Sunday at 10:00 AM. 

Please see our Monthly Calendar below or our Weekly Schedule of Services for other services and events.

For more information, check out our monthly Church Bulletin below.

Our church is a parish of the Orthodox Church in America under the care of The Most Reverend Nikon, Archbishop of Boston, New England and the Albanian Archdiocese.  Our people come from many different Orthodox traditions and ethnic backgrounds.  Some of us have recently been baptized or received Chrismation.

We invite and welcome you to join us at any of our services!!!

 

Canon of St. Andrew

The Great Canon of St Andrew, Bishop of Crete always is associated with Great Lent, since the only times it is appointed to be read in church are the first four nights of Great Lent (Clean Monday through Clean Thursday, at Great Compline, when it is serialized) and at Matins for Thursday of the fifth week of Great Lent, when it is read in its entirety (in this latter service, the entire life of St Mary of Egypt is also read).
 
There is no other sacred hymn which compares with this monumental work, which St Andrew wrote for his personal meditations.  Nothing else has its extensive typology and mystical explanations of the scripture, from both the Old and New Testaments.  One can almost consider this hymn to be a “survey of the Old and New Testament”. Its other distinguishing features are a spirit of mournful humility, hope in God, and complex and beautiful Trinitarian Doxologies and hymns to the Theotokos in each Ode.
 
The canon is a dialog between St. Andrew and his soul. The ongoing theme is an urgent exhortation to change one’s life. St Andrew always  mentions his own sinfulness placed in juxtaposition to God’s mercy, and uses literally hundreds of references to good and bad examples from the OT and NT to “convince himself” to repent.

Please Join us for this wonderful set of services to begin Great Lent in a spirit of reflection.

Monday, Feb. 27 - 7:00pm Canon of St. Andrew

Tuesday, Feb. 28 - 7:00pm Canon of St. Andrew

Wednesday, March 01 - 7:00pm Canon of St. Andrew followed by Pot-luck Dinner & Lenten Study

Thursday, March 02 - 7:00pm Canon of St. Andrew

Monthly Calendar
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