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Metro Area: Chicago (IL)
Christ the Redeemer Belarusian Greek-Catholic Church of the Byzantine-Slavonic Rite
Historical Entry: Canonically Suppressed
Formerly at:
3107 W Fullerton Ave
Historical Location - Not A Mailing Address Or Active Location
Rite: Byzantine
Church sui iuris: Belarusian Greek-Catholic
Canonical Jurisdiction(s):
Latin Archdiocese: Chicago
Canonically: Latin
Ritually: Bielorusian
Omophor: Apostolic Visitator for Belarusian Greek-Catholics Outside Belarus
Cemetery: None

Sacramental Records at:
Archdiocese of Chicago
Bernardin Archives & Records Center
711 W Monroe St
Ph: 312-831-0711
Fax: 312-831-0610


The interior and exterior photographs originally appeared on the website of St Michael Russian Greek-Catholic Church in Manhattan NY and are used here with the kind permission of Father Economos Roman Russo, Administrator of St Michael's Church

Although the parish has been canonically suppressed, it is memorialized at a page maintained on the website of St Michael Russian Greek-Catholic Church in Manhattan NY.

This temple now serves Ss Peter & Paul Romanian Greek-Catholic Church, a parish of the Eparchy of St George in Canton of the Romanians

Status & Location Changes:
Formed in: 1955, meeting in St Rita's Chapel of St Aloysius (Latin) Church. LeMoyne St, Chicago
Relocated in: 1955, to meet at the Chapel of Josephinium High School, 1501 N Oakley Blvd, Chicago
Relocated in: 1959, to its own temple, at 3107 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago
Parish erected in: 1959, under the patronage of Christ the Redeemer
Suppressed in: 2003, Memory Eternal
This Entry Last Updated: 06/17/2014
Latitude: 41.924704
Longitude: -87.6964145
Located in: All Historical | Illinois
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“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.” (Matthew 22:37-40 ESV)

Protection of the Mother of God

Protected by your coming, O Mother of God, * the faithful people celebrate today with splendor, * and, gazing at your most pure image, * we say with compunction: * "Shield us with your precious veil * and deliver us from all evil * imploring your Son, Christ our God, to save our souls.” (Troparion - Tone 4)

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

Today the Virgin stands forth in the Church, * and with the choirs of saints she invisibly prays to God for us. * The Angels worship with the hierarchs, * and the apostles exult with the prophets, * because, in our behalf, the Mother of God entreats the pre-eternal God. (Kontakion - Tone 3)

The Church celebrates the Feast of the Protection of the Mother of God on October 1st.

Random Proverb

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Pray Without Ceasing

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

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

Seek, my child, the nobility of the soul, for it is truth; that of the body is false. Do not seek honor from men, for this injures one; but rather, seek heavenly glory . . . . You are to be sympathetic with all the brethren and help them as much as possible; and, you are to minister to them that are unable or weak. Do not desire to live by another's labors . . . . Never ridicule anyone, and especially when they are in misfortune. When you hear that a certain brother is disorderly, supplicate God to correct his life. Visit and help the sick, and serve the brethren as their servant; so you might be a friend of Christ Who, for your sake, became a servant and minister. Always heed, my child, not to fall into temptations. However, if it happens that you should fall, immediately rise up and amend yourself with repentance, and again hasten to prayer. In this manner, live your life, my child, and God shall always come to you and help you in soul and body.

St. Theodora of Alexandria, "The Lives of the Spiritual Mothers: An Orthodox Materikon of Women Monastics and Ascetics