PA: Erie

Metro Area: Erie (PA)
Ss Peter & Paul Byzantine (Ruthenian) Church
3415 Wallace St
Phone: 814-825-8140
Other: 814-825-9029 (Parish Center)
Fax: 814-825-7582
Rite: Byzantine
Church sui iuris: Byzantine Ruthenian Catholic
Metropolitan Archeparchy: Pittsburgh of the Ruthenians


Always call ahead to verify times




Sunday Divine Liturgy 11:00am
Saturday Divine Liturgy 5:30pm
Feast Days Divine Liturgy 9:00am

Mystery of Reconciliation

Saturdays 4:45pm - 5:15pm
Other Days & Times By Appointment

Monthly Calendar is available online

Liturgical Calendar is also available online

Mailing Address: As Above

Official website is a shared site of Ss Peter & Paul and Ss Cyril & Methodius Byzantine (Ruthenian) Church, Girard PA

Semi-Official website links to a page maintained by the Archeparchy

The interior photo appears on the parish website and is used here with the kind permission of Father Robert (Karl), pastor of Ss Peter & Paul 

Status & Location Changes:
Formed in: 1912, meeting at Holy Family (Latin) Church, 913 Fulton St, Erie PA
Other Date: 1912, chartered as Ss Peter & Paul Greek Catholic Slavish Church
Relocated in: 1912 to its own temple at E 23rd and German Sts, Erie
Renamed in: 1912, as Ss Peter & Paul Greek Catholic Church
Mission established in: 1914, under the pastoral care of St Michael Greek Catholic Church, Sheffield PA
Parish erected in: 1918, under the patronage of Ss Peter & Paul
Other Date: 1938, schismed, St Nicholas Greek Catholic Eastern Rite (Orthodox) Church (ACROD) formed
Other Date: 1939, established a mission at Francis Corners PA (now Ss Cyril & Methodius, Girard PA)
Relocated in: 1960, to its present site
This Entry Last Updated: 02/19/2010
Latitude: 42.1088154
Longitude: -80.0578916
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Teachings of Christ

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’" (Matthew 7:21-23 ESV)


Blessed are You, O Christ our God, * Who has shown the fishermen to be all wise, * by sending down to them the Holy Spirit, * and through them You have caught the whole world in Your net. * O Lover of Mankind, glory to You. (Troparion - Tone 8)

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.

When the Most High descended, confusing tongues, * He divided the nations; * but when He distributed the tongues of fire, * He called all to unity; * and, with one voice, * we glorify the Most Holy Spirit. (Kontakion - Tone 8)

Random Proverb

"When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom." (Proverbs 11:2 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

Even if we have thousands of acts of great virtue to our credit, our confidence in being heard must be based on God's mercy and His love for men. Even if we stand at the very summit of virtue, it is by mercy that we shall be saved. 

St. John Chrysostom