SS. Peter and Paul Mission

Bethel, Connecticut

SS. Peter and Paul Mission

Founded 1996

Diocese: Diocese of New England

Deanery: Connecticut Deanery

Address

93 Dodgingtown Rd
PO Box 84
Bethel, Connecticut 06801

Mailing address:

PO Box 84
Bethel, CT 06801

http://www.peterandpaulbethel.com

Office: 203-791-9994

Parish Contacts

Rev. John Eissman
Rector
24 Wills Rd
Newtown, CT 06470
Home: 203-426-4698
Rev. Dn. M Jordan Vargas
[Deacon]
39 Besen Parkway
Monsey, NY 10952
Home: 845-356-3028

Lay Leadership

Mrs. Alice Unschuld
Choir Director
Home: 203-270-8209

Directions

Traveling eastbound
Take I-84 to exit 8.  After exiting, go through the traffic light and head EAST on Rt 6.  After passing the Stony Hill Inn and Stony Hill Fire Dept, turn right at the next light onto Old Hawleyville Rd.  Continue straight at the next stop sign, and at the end, turn right onto Rt 302.  The Mission is immediately on the right.  (Travel time from I-84 is about 5 minutes).

Traveling westbound
Take I-84 to exit 9.  At the bottom of the ramp turn left toward Rt 6, and at the light turn right onto Rt 6.  Follow Rt 6 into Bethel, then turn left at the first light onto Old Hawleyville Rd.  Continue straight at the next stop sign, and at the end, turn right onto Rt 302.  The Mission is immediately on the right.  (Travel time from I-84 is about 5 minutes).

From the south
Follow Rt 58 north to Rt 302 in Bethel.  Turn right onto Rt 302, heading east.  Follow for app. 2 miles, and the Mission is on the left.  Park on the same side of the street as the church.

Schedule of Services

6:00 PM Great Vespers, confessions
Saturday Evening

8:30 AM Matins.
Sunday Morning

10:00 AM Divine Liturgy followed by fellowship Hour.  The second Sunday of the month is Children Sunday, with a special sermon for the young.
Sunday Morning

7:30 PM Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts.
Wednesday Evenings in Great Lent

Parish Background

The Church of SS Peter and Paul was established as an Orthodox parish in 1987.  On November 16, 1996 the church became a missionary parish of the Orthodox Church in America.  All of our services are conducted in English.

Our bookstore, Wisdom Books, has been in business since 1984.  It has a large and varied collection of icons and spiritual books.  We also carry many enlightening books for young children.

We are aware that iconography is of great interest to the public at this time.  We take the goods from the store to the public to expose people to Orthodoxy.  We have a booth every September at the Bethel Arts Festival, titled “The Icon As An Art Form”.  In June, we sell books, icons, and gifts at “The Greek Experience” in Danbury.

We invite you to come visit with us, SS Peter and Paul Mission.