PA: Johnstown

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Metro Area: Johnstown (PA)
Patronage of Our Lady Byzantine (Ruthenian) Church
St Mary Pokrov
411 Power St
Johnstown
PA
15906-2732
USA
Phone: 814-535-4132
Fax: 814-536-9017
Rite: Byzantine
Church sui iuris: Byzantine Ruthenian Catholic
Canonical Jurisdiction(s):
Metropolitan Archeparchy: Pittsburgh of the Ruthenians
Archeparchy: Pittsburgh of the Ruthenians
Cemetery: This parish has a cemetery


 

Always call ahead to verify times

Day

Service

Time

Sunday Divine Liturgy 9:30am
Saturday Divine Liturgy (Sunday Vigil) 4:00pm
     
     

Mystery of Reconciliation

   
   
 

Mailing Address: As Above

Semi-official Website links to a page maintained by the Archeparchy


The interior and exterior photographs are by the liturgical artists of New Guild Studio of Braddock PA, which designed and executed the interior art and iconography for Our Lady of the Patronage Church. The photographs appear on New Guild Studio's website, http://newguildstudio.com, and are used here with its kind permission.


Status & Location Changes:
Formed in: 1895, meeting at its present site
Parish erected in: 1895, under the patronage of Our Lady
Status: ACTIVE CHURCH
This Entry Last Updated: 04/27/2010
Latitude: 40.3409165
Longitude: -78.9269184
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Teachings of Christ

'Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day." (John 6:53-54 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

"One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want." (Proverbs 11:24 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

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

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

According to the text, `We are the body of Christ and each of us is one of its members' (cf. 1 Cor. 12:27), we are said to be the body of Christ. We do not become this body through the loss of our own bodies; nor again because Christ's Body passes into us hypostatically or is divided into members; but rather because we conform to the likeness of the Lord's flesh by shaking off the corruption of sin. For just as Christ in His manhood was sinless by nature both in flesh and in soul, so we too who believe in Him, and have clothed ourselves in Him through the Spirit, can be without sin to Him if we so choose.

St. Maximus the Confessor, Second Century on Theology, Philokalia, V. 2