VA: Williamsburg

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Metro Area: Virginia Beach - Norfolk - Newport News (VA)
Ascension of Our Lord Byzantine (Ruthenian) Church
114 Palace Ln
See Mailing Address Below
Phone: 757-220-8098
Other: 757-253-5641 (Rectory)
Fax: 757-253-9423
Rite: Byzantine
Church sui iuris: Byzantine Ruthenian Catholic
Canonical Jurisdiction(s):
Metropolitan Archeparchy: Pittsburgh of the Ruthenians
Eparchy: Passaic of the Ruthenians
Cemetery: None


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Sunday Divine Liturgy 10:00am
Feast Days Divine Liturgy 7:00pm

Mystery of Reconciliation



Mailing Address:
Ascension of Our Lord Church
PO Box 5096
Ph: 757-253-5641
Fax: 757-253-9423
Served By: Resident Clergy
Sacramental Records: In custody of the parish

Status & Location Changes:
Formed in: 1983
Other Date: 1984, served as a mission by Holy Transfiguration Melkite Church, McLean, VA
Other Date: 1984, transferred from pastoral care of Eparchy of Newton of the Melkites to Eparchy of Passaic of the Ruthenians
Other Date: 1984, served as a mission from Epiphany of Our Lord Byzantine Church, Annandale, VA
Relocated in: 1987, to its present site
Parish erected in: 1988

This Entry Last Updated: 01/11/2017

Latitude: 37.286838
Longitude: -76.715388
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Entrance of the Mother of God into the Temple

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