SS. Peter and Paul ChurchAccessible

Lorain, Ohio

SS. Peter and Paul Church

Founded 1913

Diocese: Diocese of the Midwest

Deanery: Cleveland Deanery


2238 E 32nd St
Lorain, Ohio 44055-2018


Office: 440-277-6266

Parish Contacts

2238 E 32nd St
Lorain, OH 44147-1532
Home: 440-668-2209
Retired, Attached
Retired, Attached

Lay Leadership

Mr. Alex Morris
Choir Director
12990 Crowley Rd
Columbia Station, OH 44028
Home: 440-748-2661
Mrs. Kathy Jacob
Choir Director
6220 Orchard Hill Blvd
Lorain, OH 44053
Home: 440-233-8755


SS Peter and Paul Orthodox Church is located just five minutes from exit 8 of the Ohio Turnpike.  Proceed north on Rt 57 (go past five lights), and turn right on east 32nd St.  The Church is located at the end of the first block.

Schedule of Services

4:00 PM Vespers followed by Confessions.
Saturday Evening

9:00 AM Hours; 9:30 AM Divine Liturgy.  Church School.  Following the veneration of the Cross, join us for a coffee and Social Hour in the Church Hall.
Sunday Morning

5:30 Confessions; 6:00 PM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts, followed by Lenten bread and soup supper. (WEDNESDAYS ONLY).
Wednesday & Friday Evenings During Great Lent

6:00 PM Vespers, blessing of bread, wheat, wine & oil, followed by Confessions.
Eves of Great Feasts

8:30 AM Hours and Confessions.  9:00 AM Divine Liturgy.
Mornings of Great Feasts

For a complete schedule of services, please visit the Monthly Calendar on the parish website.

Please call the Rectory at 440-277-5281 for schedule of other services, or to arrange Baptisms, Marriages, Memorials (Parastas), Thanksgiving Services, etc.

Parish Background

Since 1913, the parish community of SS Peter and Paul has always opened its doors to all people who are seeking meaning to their lives, struggling together in this earthly pilgrimage of life.  Historically, the parish is considered the “Mother Church of Orthodoxy in Lorain, Ohio,” aiding to other Orthodox Churches in the City.

The Church edifice is one of the best examples of Russian Architecture.  Construction began in 1925 and the Church was completed and consecrated in 1927.  The worship and music is a reflection of the Russian Orthodox Spirituality by its founding fathers.  The Church attracts artists, photographers, and tourists, who describe the church as being a “unique structure.”

What makes this parish community unique and distinguishable today is the diversified cultures of its faithful.  A beautiful tapestry united in the Holy Orthodox Church, underscores its intimate link with its origin, which can be traced back to the arrival of eight Orthodox Missionaries to Alaska in 1793.