AZ: Tempe

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Metro Area: Phoenix (AZ)
Protection of the Mother of God Byzantine (Ruthenian) Mission
Historical Entry: Renamed & Relocated
Formerly at:
Street Address N/A
Tempe
AZ
USA
Historical Location - Not A Mailing Address Or Active Location
Rite: Byzantine
Church sui iuris: Byzantine Ruthenian Catholic
Canonical Jurisdiction(s):
Metropolitan Archeparchy: Pittsburgh of the Ruthenians
Eparchy: Van Nuys of the Ruthenians
Cemetery: None

Sacramental Records at:
St Thomas the Apostle Church
PO Box 667
Gilbert
AZ
85299-0667
USA
Ph: 480-584-6676
Fax: 480-497-6726

Status & Location Changes:
Formed in: 1980, meeting in Mesa AZ, as Byzantine (Ruthenian) Outreach of Mesa
Relocated in: 1982 to Gilbert AZ (first time)
Mission established in: 1982, under the patronage of the Protection of the Mother of God
Relocated in: 1986. to meet in the (Latin) Chapel, Seton Catholic High School, Chandler AZ
Relocated in: 1987, to Tempe AZ, meeting in a private home
Parish erected in: 1989, under the patronage of St Thomas the Apostle
Relocated in: 1989, to 19 W Bruce Ave, Gilbert AZ

For this church, this is entry 4
of 5
Status: HISTORICAL ENTRY ONLY
This Entry Last Updated: 06/30/2014
Map Limitations: Lacking a street address, this map is generic to the city or town

Latitude: 33.414768
Longitude: -111.909309
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