Who We Are


Welcome to Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church. We are a parish of the Orthodox Christian Faith which was established on the day of Holy Pentecost in the Year 33 AD. Our parish community is a member of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the U.S.A. whose presiding bishop is His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa. The American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese is an autonomous diocese under the spiritual protection of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople of which His All-Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I is the Primate.

While the founding members of our parish community emigrated from the Carpatho-Rusyn region of present day Slovakia and Western Ukraine, our present ethnic composition is mixed. Although a large percentage of the parish is of Carpatho-Rusyn descent, there are also people of Italian, German, English, Irish, Ukrainian and other ethnic backgrounds. Our local parish has been been in existence for almost seventy years and has been an integral part of the town of Homer City.

Our parish community holds firmly to the traditions and beliefs of our Holy Orthodox Christian Faith as passed down to us from our forefathers. We are a small, but, active family-oriented parish with a approximately 60 parishioners. Building on the strong foundation of faith instilled in us by our ancestors, we are committed to sharing the Holy Orthodox Christian Faith we love so dearly, with all who seek it. We welcome you to our parish web site and hope you enjoy your on-line visit. We cordially invite you to personally visit our parish when you are in Indiana/ Homer City.

Parish Life

Spiritual Life:

Summer Schedule (After Memorial Day)

  • Sundays 9:00 AM Hours and Confession
    9:30 am Divine Liturgy, Coffee Hour Social After Liturgy

Winter Schedule (After Labor Day)

  • Sundays 9:30 AM Hours and Confession
    10 am Divine Liturgy, Coffee Hour Social After Liturgy


  • Weekday and Feast Day Liturgy: 9:00 am
  • Vespers and other services scheduled and updated regularly
  • Weekday Services: As indicated on monthly calendar
  • Prayer Services For Various Intentions: Anytime upon request
  • Pastoral Counseling/Spiritual direction: (individual/family) Anytime upon request
  • Ministry to the Sick, Elderly and Shut-ins

Religious Education:

  • Weekly Children's Church School - Sept to May: Sundays before the Divine Liturgy
  • Adult Education Seminars
  • Special Educational Seminars: during the Great Fast of the Church

Campus Ministry:

Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania  http://www.ocf.net/ .  Meetings scheduled around student schedules.  Fr. Matthew is the OCF Chaplain

Youth Ministry:

  • Youth Activities
  • Service Projects
  • Retreats/Camp

Fellowship-Social Activities:

  • Weekly Fellowship Hour Following Sunday Divine Liturgy
  • Seasonal Social Activities
  • Family Picnics, Dinners