NJ: Rahway - 2

Metro Area: New York City (NY)
St Thomas the Apostle Byzantine (Ruthenian) Church
1410 Church St
Phone: 732-382-5300
Fax: 732-382-3265
Rite: Byzantine
Church sui iuris: Byzantine Ruthenian Catholic
Metropolitan Archeparchy: Pittsburgh of the Ruthenians
Eparchy: Passaic of the Ruthenians


Always call ahead to verify times




mid-May - mid-September
Sunday Divine Liturgy 9:00am
Monday - Friday Divine Liturgy 8:30am
Saturday Divine Liturgy (Sunday Vigil) 5:30pm
mid-September - mid-May
Sunday Divine Liturgy 9:30am
  Divine Liturgy 11:00am
Monday - Friday Divine Liturgy 8:30am
Saturday Divine Liturgy (Sunday Vigil) 5:30pm

Mystery of Repentence

Saturdays 5:00pm - 5:15pm
Sundays 8:30am - 8:45am

Mailing Address: As Above

The exterior photograph is by Joao D. Filipe, an artist and iconographer, who painted many of the temple's icons. The photograph appears on Joao's website, http://www.filippe.com/, and is used here with his kind permission

Status & Location Changes:
Formed in: 1912 from St John the Baptist Greek-Catholic Church in Perth Amboy NJ
Parish erected in: 1913 under the patronage of St John the Baptist
Relocated in: 1968 to St George's Ave at Church St, Rahway NJ
Renamed in: 1968 as St Thomas the Apostle Byzantine (Ruthenian) Church
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This Entry Last Updated: 12/04/2009
Latitude: 40.6122964
Longitude: -74.2849985
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Teachings of Christ

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another." (John 13:34-35 ESV)


You ascended in glory, O Christ our God, * granting joy to Your disciples by the promise of the Holy Spirit; * through this blessing they were assured * that You are the Son of God * the Redeemer of the world! (Troparion)

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever and to the ages of ages. Amen.

When You fulfilled the divine plan for us * and united things on earth with things in heaven, * You ascended in glory, O Christ our God, * in no way departing from us but remaining inseparable, * and crying out to those who love You: “I am with you, and no one is against you.” (Kontakion)

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

Our distresses are notorious, even though we leave them untold, for now their sound has gone out into all the world. The doctrines of the Fathers are despised; apostolic traditions are set at nought; the devices of innovators are in vogue in the Churches; now men are rather contrivers of cunning systems than theologians; the wisdom of this world wins the highest prizes and has rejected the glory of the cross. Shepherds are banished, and in their places are introduced grievous wolves hurrying the flock of Christ. Houses of prayer have none to assemble in them; desert places are full of lamenting crowds. The elders lament when they compare the present with the past. The younger are yet more to be compassionated, for they do not know of what they have been deprived. All this is enough to stir the pity of men who have learnt the love of Christ; but, compared with the actual state of things, words fall very far short....

Saint Basil the Great
(Letter 90)