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St Gregory the Theologian Byzantine (Ruthenian) Church
Historical Entry: Canonically Suppressed
Formerly at:
2035 Quail Ave
Lakewood
OH
44107-5217
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: Parma of the Ruthenians
Cemetery: None

Sacramental Records Presumed to be at:
Chancery of the Eparchy of Parma
1900 Carlton Rd
Parma
OH
44134-3129
USA
Ph: 236-741-8773
Fax: 246-741-9356

The history of St Gregory the Theologian Church appears on  The Carpathian Connection, a site created by Steven Osifchin to document the history of and assist in genealogical research for those from the former Carpathian territories or of Carpatho-Rusyn heritage.


The interior and exterior photographs are by Jim Prebish, a former parishioner of St Gregory the Theologian Church and a member of the Byzantine Forum community - where he posts as Etnick. The photographs, taken on 11 December 2011, the day on which the final Divine Liturgy was served, are used here with Jim's kind permission.


The Facebook link is to an album of photographs also taken on the day of the final Divine Liturgy served at St Gregory Church. The album is graciously hosted on the Facebook page of St Nicholas Byzantine Church in Barberton, OH, in memory of its sister parish.


Status & Location Changes:
Formed in: 1905
Parish erected in: 1906, under the patronage of St Gregory the Theologian
Suppressed in: 2011, on 11 December. Memory Eternal!
Status: HISTORICAL ENTRY ONLY
This Entry Last Updated: 12/11/2011
Latitude: 41.475746
Longitude: -81.776714
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