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Metro Area: Pittsburgh (PA)
St John the Baptist Greek Catholic (Ruthenian)
Historical Entry: Translated to Orthodoxy, Re-established, Renamed, Relocated
Formerly at:
211 Cable Ave
East Pittsburgh
PA
15112-1201
USA
Rite: Byzantine
Church sui iuris: Byzantine Ruthenian Catholic
Apostolic Exarchate: US, Faithful of the Oriental Rites (Ruthenian)


The exterior photograph above is of the temple from which the Byzantine Catholics departed in 1926 and which became and remains St John the Baptist Orthodox Church (ACROD). 
Status & Location Changes:
Formed in: 1900
Other Date: 1926 translated to Orthodoxy under the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese
Mission established in: 1926 by those remaining subject to the Apostolic Exarchate of the US (Ruthenian)
Relocated in: 1926 to meet at St Helen (Latin) Church, Ridge Ave, East Pittsburgh PA
Renamed in: 1926 as St Mary Greek Catholic Mission
For this church, this is entry 1
of 2
This Entry Last Updated: 02/01/2010
Latitude: 40.399941
Longitude: -79.836404
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Teachings of Christ

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” (Matthew 5:43-44 ESV)

Theophany

At Your baptism in the Jordan, O Lord, * worship of the Trinity was revealed, * for the Father's voice bore witness to You, calling You His “beloved Son”, * and the Spirit in the form of a dove confirmed the truth of these words. * O Christ God, * Who appeared and enlightened the world, glory to You! (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.

You have appeared to the whole world today, * and Your light, O Lord, is signed upon us, * who with knowledge sing praise to You: * “You have come, and You have appeared , O Unapproachable Light." (Kontakion, Tone 4)

Christ is Born!

Your Nativity, O Christ our God, * has dawned upon the world the light of knowledge. * for through it, those who served the stars * were taught by a star to worship You, the Sun of Righteousness * and to know You, the Dawn from on high. * Glory to You, O Lord! (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 gives birth to the Transcendent One, * and the earth offers a cave to the Unapproachable One. * Angels and shepherds sing His glory; * Wise Men journey with a star * for there is born for us an infant Child, the God Who is before all ages. (Kontakion, Tone 3)

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

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- Saint John Paul II