The mission of Sts. Peter & Paul is to be a beacon of Orthodox Christian spirituality in the greater Boulder area. Our diverse church family encompasses many converts to the Faith, as well as Greek, Arab, Romanian, Serbian and Russian Orthodox members. We strive together to live our Orthodox Christian Faith by having a devoted prayer life, through fasting and almsgiving, and by participating regularly in the services and Sacraments of the Holy Orthodox Church.
We welcome everyone to visit our parish to experience the ancient forms of worship that existed in the early centuries of the Christian Church — which we continue to practice unchanged today. Please take a moment to look through this website to learn more about our parish and our Faith and, if you have any questions, feel free to contact our priest, Fr. Jordan, or come and join us at one of our services or events.
Next live stream: Resurrection Orthros & Divine Liturgy (Leave-taking of Pascha), Wednesday @ 8/9 am
Last service: Orthros & Divine Liturgy
Fr. Jordan's sermon for Sunday of the Blind Man
Wednesday, May 27 @ 12 noon
Please join us for an online Bible study with Fr. Jordan!
This coming Wednesday we will be discussion the Feast of Ascension.
If you are on our parish mailing list, you'll receive instructions on how to join the Zoom call. If you are not on our email list and would like to participate, or if you're having technical issues joining, feel free to contact Bruce.
It has been a great blessing and joy to spend a little time with our children and teens via live Zoom chats. Parents, please encourage your children to participate!
- Wednesday, May 27 @ 4 pm Children (elementary and younger)
- Saturday, May 30 @ 4 pm Teens (middle- and high-school)
If you are on our parish Sunday school mailing list, you'll receive instructions on how to join. If you are not on our email list, or if you're having technical issues joining, feel free to contact Bruce.
Christ is Risen!
His Eminence Metropolitan Isaiah has given His blessing to re-open our parishes for corporate worship. In His most recent Protocol 20-08, His Eminence wrote,
It is appropriate that civil authorities have placed limits on gatherings and called for social distancing, while making allowances to care for the “essential” needs of daily living. At the same time, participation in worship services and the reception of Holy Communion is of vital importance to the spiritual well-being of a person. To be certain, as Orthodox Christians the care of our souls is equal, if not greater than the concern for our bodies.
The faithful of Sts. Peter & Paul have the blessing to participate in the weekly and Sunday Divine Services. We are allowed to have no more than 10 people attending each service. The Holy Eucharist will be available at the end of the Sunday Divine Liturgy from 11:15 am - 11:30 am.
On Sunday, the parish hall will be open for an additional 10 people. The service will be live streamed in the parish hall. The faithful in the parish hall may receive Holy Communion from 11:15 am - 11:30 am.
You must sign up for church attendance. If all the spots are filled before you had a chance to sign up, you are able to receive Holy Communion after the Divine Liturgy on Sunday.
Please enter the church from the center Narthex door and exit the church from the south side door (the door behind the bishop’s throne - chanters stand). The church pews and hall have been marked to allow the recommended 6 feet safe distance. Please wear a cloth mask or bandana over your mouth and nose while attending service. Please use the hand sanitizer or wash your hands in the restrooms as you enter the church. The church has taken the necessary steps to adequately clean and sanitize the church and hall.
Individuals who have been exposed to the virus, experienced symptoms, or who are part of vulnerable groups (elderly, immuno-compromised, under a physician’s care) should remain home.
If you are at home, and unable to attend service, please contact Father Jordan to arrange a pastoral visit.
Non-liturgical gatherings “in person” are not allowed before and after Sunday services, including the “coffee hour” fellowship.
His Eminence encourages the faithful with the following:
Being keenly aware of this reality and desiring to resume corporate worship, we must on the one hand work to re-open our churches, while on the other hand strive diligently to do so in a responsible and safe manner. This being the case, all application of these directives should be applied with understanding, compassion, and flexibility.
It is clearly understood that the Holy Eucharist is the very Body and Blood of Christ which cannot be tainted by any harmful thing, and that those who receive it with proper intent of mind and heart cannot be harmed by it.
Let us with faith be guided by the Prayers of Preparation for Holy Communion from the Divine Liturgy:
I believe and confess, Lord, that You are truly the Christ, the Son of the Living God, Who came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the first.
I also believe that this is truly Your pure Body and that this is truly Your precious Blood.
The Body of God both deifies and nourishes me. Let not these Holy Gifts be to my judgment because I am unworthy, but rather for the purification and sanctification of both soul and body and the pledge of the life and Kingdom to come.
It is good for me to cleave unto God and to place in Him the hope of my salvation.
With love in the Risen Lord,
The monks of Mount Athos have asked us join in common prayer from home 10 - 10:15 pm local time (families with small children can offer at an earlier time) every evening, praying "Lord, Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy upon your world."
Included are prayers for individuals and community. We encourage you to add them to your prayer time!
Another prayer from the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of America:
O Lord Jesus Christ, in Your loving care, You traveled through towns and villages "curing every disease and illness." At Your command, the sick were made well. Come to our aid now, in the midst of the global spread of the coronavirus, that we may experience your healing love.
Be with the families of those who are sick or have died. May they regain their strength and health through quality medical care. As they worry and grieve, defend them from illness and despair.
Heal us from our fear, which prevents nations from working together and neighbors from helping one another.
Be with the doctors, nurses, researches and all medical professionals who seek to heal and help those affected and who put themselves at risk in the process.
Heal us from our pride, which can make us claim invulnerability to a disease that knows no borders. Be with the leaders of all nations. Give them the foresight to act with charity and true concern for the well-being of the people they are meant to serve. Give them the wisdom to invest in long-term solutions that will help prepare for or prevent future outbreaks.
O Master and Lord, our Savior, Healer of all, stay by our side in this time of uncertainty an sorrow.
Whether we are home or abroad, surrounded by many people suffering from this illness or only a few, stay with us as we endure and mourn, persist and prepare.
For You are a Merciful and Loving God, and to You we give glory, to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and forever and to the ages of ages. Amen.
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A limited number can attend any given service at one time. Go to SignUpGenius to reserve a spot for an upcoming service.
Please wear a cloth mask or bandana over your mouth and nose. See the Services Update for more details.
Services & Activities This Week
Wednesday, May 27
Leave-taking of Pascha
- 8 am Resurrection Orthros (will also be live streamed)
- 9 am Divine Liturgy (will also be live streamed)
- 12 noon Bible study
- 4 pm Children's chat w/Fr. Jordan (Zoom)
- 6 pm Great Vespers (Ascension)
Thursday, May 28
- 8 am Orthros
- 9 am Divine Liturgy
Saturday, May 30
- 4 pm Teen chat w/Fr. Jordan (Zoom)
- 5 pm Great Vespers
Sunday, May 31
- 8:15 am Orthros
- 9:30 am Divine Liturgy (will also live streamed)