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

“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand. I and the Father are one.” (John 10:27-30 ESV)

Exaltation of the Cross

Save Your people, O Lord, and bless Your inheritance; * grant victory to Your Church over her enemies * and protect Your commonwealth by Your Cross. (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.

Willingly lifted up on the Cross, O Christ God, * bestow Your compassions upon the new commonwealth that bears Your name. * By your power grant joy to Your Church, * granting her victory over her enemies. * May she have your Cross as the weapon of peace * and the invincible ensign of victory. (Kontakion - Tone 4)

The Church celebrates the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross on September 14th.

Random Proverb

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction. (Proverbs 1:7 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

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

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

The hour of death will come upon us, it will come, and we shall not escape it. May the prince of this world and of the air (cf. John 14:30; Eph. 2:2) find our misdeeds few and petty when he comes, so that he will not have good grounds for convicting us. Otherwise we shall weep in vain. 'For that servant who knew his lord's will and did not do it as a servant, shall be beaten with many stripes' (cf. Luke 12:47).

St. Hesychius the Priest