PA: Lopez

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Metro Area: Scranton - Wilkes-Barre - Hazleton (PA)
Ss Peter & Paul Byzantine (Ruthenian)
Meeting at:
12 Church St
Lopez
PA
18628
USA
Rite: Byzantine
Church sui iuris: Byzantine Ruthenian Catholic
Metropolitan Archeparchy: Pittsburgh of the Ruthenians
Eparchy: Passaic of the Ruthenians

Sacramental Records at:
St Mary Byzantine Church
310 Mifflin Ave
Scranton
PA
18503-1206
USA
Ph: 570-342-8429
Fax: 570 342-6773

The exterior photograph is by Robert 'Bob" McGuire, who operates McGuire Studios of Photography in Lopez. The photograph appears on his website, Lopez, PA On-Line, which celebrates historical and current events in Lopez PA through text and pictures. It is used here with Bob's kind permission.


Unofficial website links to a page on The Carpathian Connection which hosts a narrative history and photos of Sts Peter & Paul parish. The site itself is dedicated to historical education and genealogical research related to the former Carpathian territories and those of Carpatho-Rusyn and Slovak heritage.


Status & Location Changes:
Formed in: 1905, as Ss Peter & Paul Greek Catholic Church
Parish erected in: 1908, under the patronage of Ss Peter & Paul
Other Date: 1999, (3 September), destroyed by fire (now meeting in rectory)
This Entry Last Updated: 05/07/2017
Latitude: 41.455995
Longitude: -76.333373
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Teachings of Christ

“Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” (John 4:13-14 ESV)

Dormition

O Mother of God, in giving birth you preserved virginity; * and in falling asleep you did not forsake the world. * You are the Mother of Life and have been transferred to life, * and through your prayers you deliver our souls from death. (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.

Neither the tomb nor death could detain the Mother of God, * who is unsleeping in her prayers and our unfailing hope in her intercession; * for He Who dwelt in her ever-virgin womb, * transferred to Life the Mother of Life. (Kontakion - Tone 2)

Random Proverb

"My son, keep my words and treasure up my commandments with you; keep my commandments and live." (Proverbs 7:1,2 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

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

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

Demons often transform themselves into angels of light and take the form of martyrs, and make it appear to us during sleep that we are in communication with them. Then, when we wake up, they plunge us into unholy joy and conceit. But you can detect their deceit by this very fact. For angles reveal torments, judgments and separations; and when we wake up we find that we are trembling and sad. As soon as we begin to believe the demons in dreams, then they make sport of us when we are awake too. He who believes in dreams is completely inexperienced. 'But he who distrusts all dreams is a wise man. Only believe dreams that warn you of torments and judgments. But if despair afflicts you, then such dreams are also from demons.

St. John Climacus, The Ladder of Divine Ascent