PA: Coal Run

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Metro Area: Pittsburgh (PA)
Holy Cross Byzantine (Ruthenian)
Historical Entry: Canonically Suppressed
Formerly at:
Coal Run Rd at Old Railroad Grade
Coal Run
PA
15727
USA
Rite: Byzantine
Church sui iuris: Byzantine Ruthenian Catholic
Metropolitan Archeparchy: Pittsburgh of the Ruthenians

Sacramental Records at:
Chancery of the Archeparchy of Pittsburgh
66 Riverview Ave
Pittsburgh
PA
15214-2253
USA
Ph: 412-231-4000
Fax: 412-231-1697

The interior and exterior photographs are from the photo collection of Susan Ferrandiz, retired Assistant Professor, Library Department, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA. The photographs appear on the website, McIntyre, Pennsylvania, The Everyday Life Of A Coal Mining Company Town: 1910-1947. They are used here with the kind permission of Professor Ferrandiz.
Status & Location Changes:
Formed in: 1945
Parish erected in: 1945, as a mission parish of Holy Protection of Mary Byzantine Church, Homer PA
Suppressed in: 200X
This Entry Last Updated: 01/27/2010
Latitude: 40.556787
Longitude: -79.296055
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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)

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

Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine. (Proverbs 3:9,10 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