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Second St John the Baptist Greek-Catholic (Ruthenian) Church
Historical Entry: Renamed
Formerly at:
613 E Carson St
Pittsburgh
PA
15203
USA
Historical Location - Not A Mailing Address Or Active Location
Rite: Byzantine
Church sui iuris: Byzantine Ruthenian Catholic
Canonical Jurisdiction(s):
Apostolic Exarchate: US, Faithful of the Oriental Rites (Ruthenian)
Cemetery: This former parish had a cemetery

Sacramental Records at:
St John the Baptist Church
1720 Jane St
Pittsburgh
PA
15203-1812
USA
Ph: 412-431-1090
Status & Location Changes:
Formed in: 1900, by Ruthenian faithful of St John the Baptist Ukrainian Byzantine Catholic Church
Relocated in: 1900, to meet in a private home at S 10th & Sarah Sts
Relocated in: 1901, to 613 E Carson St
Parish erected in: 1901, under the patronage of St John the Baptist
Renamed in: 19XX, as St John the Baptist Byzantine (Ruthenian) Church
For this church, this is entry 1
of 2
This Entry Last Updated: 08/06/2011
Latitude: 40.4286193
Longitude: -79.9929982
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