Pennsylvania

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Metro Area: Scranton - Wilkes-Barre - Hazleton (PA)
St Michael the Archangel Byzantine (Ruthenian) Church
Status: ACTIVE CHURCH
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Metro Area: Allentown - Bethlehem - Easton (PA)
St Michael the Archangel Byzantine (Ruthenian) Church
Status: ACTIVE CHURCH
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Metro Area: Scranton - Wilkes-Barre - Hazleton (PA)
St John the Baptist Byzantine (Ruthenian) Church
Status: ACTIVE CHURCH
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Metro Area: Pittsburgh (PA)
St John the Baptist Byzantine (Ruthenian) Church
Status: ACTIVE CHURCH
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Metro Area: Johnstown - Altoona (PA)
Ss Peter & Paul Byzantine (Ruthenian) [Hungarian] Church
Status: ACTIVE CHURCH
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Metro Area: Philadelphia (PA)
St John the Baptist Byzantine (Ruthenian) Church
Status: ACTIVE CHURCH
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Teachings of Christ

“The Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45 ESV)

Exaltation of the Cross

Save Your people, O Lord, and bless Your inheritance; * grant victory to Your Church over her enemies * and protect Your commonwealth by Your Cross. (Troparion - Tone 1)

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.

Willingly lifted up on the Cross, O Christ God, * bestow Your compassions upon the new commonwealth that bears Your name. * By your power grant joy to Your Church, * granting her victory over her enemies. * May she have your Cross as the weapon of peace * and the invincible ensign of victory. (Kontakion - Tone 4)

The Church celebrates the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross on September 14th.

Random Proverb

"My son, do not lose sight of these — keep sound wisdom and discretion, and they will be life for your soul." (Proverbs 3:21,22a ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

Our Lord Jesus Christ..., who came to liberate mankind, in which both males and females are destined to salvation, was not adverse to males, for He took the form of a male, nor to females, for of a female He was born. Besides, there is a great mystery here: that just as death comes to us through a woman, Life is born to us through a woman; that the devil - defeated - would be tormented by each nature, feminine and masculine, since he had taken delight in the defection of both.

St. Augustine of Hippo, Ca. A.D. 397, Christian Combat 22, 24 in The Faith of the Early Fathers (Jurgens, Liturgical Press) 3:50, no. 1578