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

“If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’" (John 7:37-38 ESV)


Rejoice, O Mother of God, Virgin full of grace. * From you has risen the Sun of Righteousness, Christ our God, * shining upon those who are in darkness. * Rejoice also, you righteous Elder; * for you received in your arms the Deliverer of our souls, * Who has given us resurrection. (Troparion, Tone 1)

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

O Christ God, through Your birth You sanctified the Virgin's womb; * and blessed, as it was proper, the hands of Simeon. * Now, having come, you saved us. * Give peace to Your commonwealth in times of war * and strengthen our civil authorities, whom You have loved, O You who alone loves mankind. (Kontakion, Tone 1)

(The Feast of the Encounter is February 2nd - the 40th Day of Christmas)

Random Proverb

"Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding, for the gain from her is better than gain from silver and her profit better than gold." (Proverbs 3:13,14 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

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

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

Guard thyself then, O man; thou hast the signs of Antichrist; and remember them not only thyself, but impart them also freely to all. If thou hast a child according to the flesh, admonish him of this now; if thou hast begotten one through catechizing, put him also on his guard, test he receive the false one as the True. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work. I fear these wars of the nations; I fear the schisms of the Churches; I fear the mutual hatred of the brethren. But enough on this subject; only God forbid that it should be fulfilled in our days; nevertheless, let us be on our guard. And thus much concerning Antichrist.

St. Cyril of Jerusalem, Catechetical Lecture XV