PA: Arcadia

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Metro Area: Johnstown - Altoona (PA)
Holy Ascension of Our Lord Byzantine (Ruthenian) Church
Historical Entry: Canonically Suppressed
Formerly at:
Arcadia Rd
Arcadia
PA
15712
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
Cemetery: This former parish had a cemetery

Sacramental Records at:
Chancery of the Archeparchy of Pittsburgh
66 Riverview Ave
Pittsburgh
PA
15214-2253
USA
Ph: 412-231-4000
Fax: 412-231-1697

The exterior photo appears on the website of the Metropolitan Archeparchy. Permission for its use is pending. 
A page detailing the history of Holy Ascension parish is at the website of the Archeparchy
Status & Location Changes:
Formed in: 1902, as an outreach of St John the Baptist Church, Northern Cambria PA
Parish erected in: 1907, under the patronage of the Holy Ascension of Our Lord
Suppressed in: 2004, on 10 July. Memory Eternal
This Entry Last Updated: 05/04/2010
Map Limitations: Lacking a precise address, this map approximates the location
Latitude: 40.781176
Longitude: -78.852531
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