NJ: Passaic

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Metro Area: Paterson - Clifton - Passaic (NJ)
St Michael the Archangel Byzantine (Ruthenian) Cathedral
96 1st St
Passaic
NJ
07055-6412
USA
Phone: 973-777-2553
Other: 973-777-2113 (Hall)
Fax: 973-777-9474

Rite: Byzantine
Church sui iuris: Byzantine Ruthenian Catholic
Canonical Jurisdiction(s):
Metropolitan Archeparchy: Pittsburgh of the Ruthenians
Eparchy: Passaic of the Ruthenians
Cemetery: This parish has a cemetery


Schedule of Divine Services
Always call ahead to verify times
Day
Service
Time
Sunday Divine Liturgy 9:00am (Church Slavonic, last Sunday of the month)
Monday - Saturday Divine Liturgy 8:00am
Feast Days Divine Liturgy 9:00am
Mystery of Reconciliation
Sundays, Weekdays, Feast Days 1/2 hour before all scheduled services.
 

Mailing Address: As Above
Served By: Resident Clergy
Sacramental Records: In custody of the parish

The exterior photograph is by Joy Kovalycsik, a former parishioner of Saint Michael's Cathedral Parish, an Editor at The Carpathian Connection. It is used here with Joy's kind permission.

The interior photograph appears on the Cathedral website and is used here with permission.

Status & Location Changes:
Formed in: 1890, under the patronage of St Michael the Archangel
Parish erected in: 1902, as St Michael's Byzantine Slavonic Rite Catholic Church
Other Date: 1902, congregationally divided, Ss Peter & Paul Greek-Catholic Church formed
Elevated in: 1963, to the status of Cathedral of the Eparchy of Passaic of the Ruthenians
Status: ACTIVE CATHEDRAL
This Entry Last Updated: 9/22/2017
Latitude: 40.864934
Longitude: -74.117484
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Teachings of Christ

“Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.” (Luke 5:31-32 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

"Let your heart hold fast my words; keep my commandments, and live." (Proverbs 4:4 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

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

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

"And when his eyes were opened, he saw nothing. And for three days he could not see." (Acts 9:9)

By no means would he [Saul] have been able to see well again unless he had first been fully blinded. Also, when he had rejected his own wisdom, which was confusing him, he could commit himself totally to faith. Since he had not believed that the Lord had conquered death by rising on the third day, he was now taught by his own experience of the replacement of three days of darkness by the return of the light.

Commentary on the Acts of the Apostles from the Venerable Bede