Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Christian Church
A Community of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese
66 Beach Street, Rockaway, New Jersey 07866
His Grace Bishop GREGORY (Tatsis)
Ruling Hierarch
312 Garfield Street
Johnstown, PA 15906
814-539-9143 (Phone)
Reverend Father Matthew G. Stagon
66 Beach Street
Rockaway, New Jersey 07866
973-627-1462 (Phone)

Fr. Matthew is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and is a son of the community of St. John the Baptist Church in East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is a 2009 Graduate of Christ the Saviour Seminary in Johnstown, Pennsylvania and was ordained to the Holy Priesthood on October 3, 2010. Fr. Matthew began his pastoral ministry as the Parish Priest of the Nativity of the Mother of God Church in Morgantown, West Virginia, where he served from October 2010 through August 2017. In September 2017 he was assigned to Saints Peter and Paul Church in Rockaway, New Jersey. 

At the Diocesan level, Fr. Matthew has served as Chief Editor of the A.C.R.Y. Annual and Diocesan Yearbook since June 2016. He also sits on the Advisory Panel for the Diocesan Clergy Benevolent Fund and is a member of the Diocesan Apostolate for Youth. He also currently serves as Spiritual Advisor to the Orthodox Christian Fellowship at the County College of Morris in Randolph, New Jersey. 

Fr. Matthew married his lovely and talented wife Pani Eleni in October 2009 and together they have three children: Seraphim, Luka and Hariklia. 

Mr. Joseph M. George
2017 Parish Council

President - Stanley Brajer

Vice President - Stanley Griff

Secretary - Barbara Fitzgerald

Treasurer - Sandi Mahtook

Financial Secretary - Matthew Peles

Curator - Mark Griff

Sgt. at Arms - Lance Michealsen

Auditor's - Joseph & Margaret Roman

Trustee's - Joyce Lyasko, Elizabeth Lion


Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church
66 Beach Street; Rockaway, NJ 07866 USA
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