About Our Parish


    Saints Peter and Paul Serbian Orthodox Church of South Bend, Indiana, is one of the oldest Serbian Orthodox churches in the U.S.  In 1911, a small group of only eleven Serbian families came together in faith and with a strong abiding love for their Orthodox Christian faith to build the first church in South Bend.  They had little money, but with hard work and personal sacrifice the cornerstone of the church was laid in 1911.  This devoted small group of Serbian people finally realized the reward of celebrating the Divine Liturgy to the glory of God in their own church. For a more complete history, please visit the Our Parish History page.

    Today, under the leadership of our priest, Fr. Vladimir Lange, we are confident that our Church will continue to grow to the Glory of God. 

Our Mission 


With faith in God, we seek to:


Enhance our faith in the One Holy, Catholic (Universal) & Apostolic Church

Share the ancient Faith of Orthodoxy

Foster mutual love & unity amongst all the people

Do Charitable Works

Preserve our Serbian Orthodox tradition & culture

Contribute to the religious, cultural & ethnic richness of the city we live in



Faith can save us only if united with and expressed in good works, inspired by the love of God.    

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