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

“If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel's will save it. For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul? For what can a man give in return for his soul?" (Mark 8:34-37 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.

Nativity of the Mother of God

Your nativity, O Virgin Mother of God, * heralded joy to all the world; * for from you has dawned the Sun of Righteousness, Christ our God, * and, having annulled the curse, He gave the blessing * and by destroying Death He granted us eternal life. (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.

Through your holy nativity, O Immaculate One, * Joachim and Anna were freed from the reproach of childlessness, * and Adam and Eve from the corruption of death. * Delivered from the guilt of sin, your people celebrate this as they cry out to you: * "The barren woman gives birth to the Mother of God, the Nourisher of our Life." (Kontakion - Tone 4)

The Church celebrates the Feast of the Nativity of the Mother of God on September 8th.

Random Proverb

"My son, do not lose sight of these — keep sound wisdom and discretion, and they will be life for your soul." (Proverbs 3:21,22a ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

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

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

"In the matter of piety, poverty serves us better than wealth, and work better than idleness, especially since wealth becomes an obstacle even for those who do not devote themselves to it. Yet, when we must put aside our wrath, quench our envy, soften our anger, offer our prayers, and show a disposition which is reasonable, mild, kindly, and loving, how could poverty stand in our way? For we accomplish these things not by spending money but by making the correct choice. Almsgiving above all else requires money, but even this shines with a brighter luster when the alms are given from our poverty. The widow who paid in the two mites was poorer than any human, but she outdid them all."

St. John Chrysostom