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

“So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.” (Matthew 7:12 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 woman Folly is loud; she is seductive and knows nothing." (Proverbs 9:13 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

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

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

What toil we must endure, what fatigue, while we are attempting to climb hills and the summits of mountains! What, that we may ascend to heaven! If you consider the promised reward, what you endure is less. Immortality is given to the one who perseveres; everlasting life is offered; the Lord promises His Kingdom.

St. Cyprian