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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Teachings of Christ

“I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (John 14:6 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

"My son, do not despise the Lord's discipline or be weary of his reproof, for the Lord reproves him whom he loves, as a father the son in whom he delights." (Proverbs 3:11,12 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

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

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

Christ is Risen! 
O the marvel! the forbearance! the immeasurable meekness! 
The Untouched is felt; the Master is held by a servant, 
And He reveals His wounds to one of His inner circle. 
Seeing these wounds, the whole Creation was shaken at the time. 
Thomas, when he was considered worthy of such gifts, 
Lifted up a prayer to the One Who deemed him worthy, 
Saying, "Bear my rashness with patience, 
Have pity on my unworthiness and lighten the burden 
Of my lack of faith, so that I may sing and cry, 
`Thou art our Lord and God.'" 


Kontakia of Romanos, V. 1, On Doubting Thomas