SS. Peter & Paul Orthodox Church
210 Hill Ave | Endicott, New York
Phone: 607-759-1833
Adult Education

Adult Education Classes

A Journey of Discovery in Orthodox Christianity


Some Western Christian converts to Orthodoxy have described the discovery of Orthodoxy as "discovering gold".  Others have described Orthodoxy as the "fullness of the Christian faith of the early Church". In these classes we journey together to discover or rediscover this "gold", this "fullness".  Our goal is not only one of discovery, but also one of learning how to experience this fullness of life in Christ through the fullness of the Christian faith retained without alteration in the Orthodox Church. 

We are currently (Fall of 2023) in a study of the Epistle to the Ephesians of the Apostle Paul. Saint Paul helps us with guidance on how to live in a way that cooperates with God's grace (this is called synergy). This cooperation opens us to God's power (Greek: Dunamis) through the Holy Spirit. In other words, if we cooperate with God, then God will work in us and through us. With God’s help we will then learn to be transformed. We strive not just to know about our Christian faith but to live it by applying what the Holy Scripture teaches. Join us as we strive to “be renewed in the spirit of your mind” (Eph. 4:23) and “put on the new man which was created according to God” (Eph. 4:24).

Our classes are open to all each Sunday from 12 noon to 12:30 pm following coffee hour.


The Mission of The Orthodox Church in America, the local autocephalous Orthodox Christian Church, is to be faithful in fulfilling the commandment of Christ to “Go into all the world and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…”

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Ss. Peter & Paul Orthodox Church is part of the Diocese of New York and New Jersey, which is presided over by The Most Reverend MICHAEL, Archbishop of New York and the Diocese of New York & New Jersey. Our mission is bringing the joy of Christ's resurrection to those who have never heard the Good News, and to strengthen and encourage the faithful who reside within Endicott and the local area. 

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The Holy Scripture is a collection of books written over multiple centuries by those inspired by God to do so. It is the primary witness to the Orthodox Christian faith, within Holy Tradition and often described as its highest point. It was written by the prophets and apostles in human language, inspired by the Holy Spirit, and collected, edited, and canonized by the Church.

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Holiness or sainthood is a gift (charisma) given by God to man, through the Holy Spirit. Man's effort to become a participant in the life of divine holiness is indispensable, but sanctification itself is the work of the Holy Trinity, especially through the sanctifying power of Jesus Christ, who was incarnate, suffered crucifixion, and rose from the dead, in order to lead us to the life of holiness, through the communion with the Holy Spirit.

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