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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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.

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For to despise the present age, not to love transitory things, unreservedly to stretch out the mind in humility to God and our neighbor, to preserve patience against offered insults and, with patience guarded, to repel the pain of malice from the heart, to give one's property to the poor, not to covet that of others, to esteem the friend in God, on God's account to love even those who are hostile, to mourn at the affliction of a neighbor, not to exult in the death of one who is an enemy, this is the new creature whom the Master of the nations seeks with watchful eye amid the other disciples, saying:"If, then, any be in Christ a new creature, the old things are passed away. Behold all things are made new" (2 Cor. 5:17). 

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