Our parish council is overjoyed to share with our parishioners and our followers on this platform that our rector, The Very Reverend Archpriest Joseph Lickwar will be awarded the Miter. This award is upon recommendation of His Eminence, Archbishop Michael and with the approval of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America.
Father Joseph has served as a priest for 56 years, including 26 years as rector at Saints Peter and Paul in Jersey City and for 12 years as Chancellor of the Diocese of New York and New Jersey. In addition he has served as Dean of the New York City and New Jersey Deaneries.
His Eminence will be at our parish for his annual archpastoral visit on Saturday, June 9th for Vespers at 5 pm and for the Hierarchical Liturgy on Sunday, June 10th at 9:30 am during which the award will be given.
Please join us for this festive occasion.
-The Parish Council
Welcome to Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Jersey City, New Jersey. We are an Orthodox Christian community serving Northeastern New Jersey in the Diocese of New York and New Jersey of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA).
The Orthodox Church is the community of those people, living and departed, who trust that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ definitively reveals God to the world. We strive to receive, live, understand, and hand on the proclamation of Jesus Christ foreseen by the prophets, preached by the apostles, and carried forward in the Church.
We worship God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, through the historic prayers and solemn rituals of our tradition, which reveal the world as being transformed by God and called back to him in love.
All visitors and inquirers are welcome to the services. Join us at 109 Grand Street in Jersey City's historic Paulus Hook Neighborhood. Street parking is available.
Saturday Vespers - 5:00 pm
Sunday Divine Liturgy - 9:30 am
Confessions are heard following Vespers or by Appointment.