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St Louis Byzantine (Ruthenian) Mission
Meeting at:
Byzantine Chapel, Blessed John XXIII Center
St Mark (Latin) Church
8300 Morganford Rd
St Louis
See Mailing Address Below
Phone: 314-892-5109 ext 209
Fax: 314-892-0629
Rite: Byzantine
Church sui iuris: Byzantine Ruthenian Catholic
Canonical Jurisdiction(s):
Metropolitan Archeparchy: Pittsburgh of the Ruthenians
Eparchy: Parma of the Ruthenians
Cemetery: None


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Saturday (Sunday Vigil) Divine Liturgy 6:30pm
Feast Day Vigils Divine Liturgy 7:15pm (See Note below)
Feast Days Divine Liturgy 7:15pm (See Note below)
Note: Divine Liturgy is served either on the Feast Day Vigil or the Feast Day, not both. Consult the Weekly Bulletin (link below) for specifics.

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The Weekly Bulletin is available online

The Calendar of Parish Events is also available online


Mailing Address:
St Louis Byzantine Mission
c/o Fr Eugene Selzer, St Matthias Rectory
796 Buckley Rd
St Louis
Ph: 314-892-5109 ext 209
Fax: 314-892-0629
Served From: See Above Entry
Sacramental Records at: See Above Entry

Status & Location Changes:
Formed in: 1894, meeting at St John Nepomuk (Latin) Czech Catholic Church, St Louis, MO
Renamed in: 1904, as St Mary Assumption Ruthenian Greek-Catholic Church
Other Date: 1908, relocated to 1200 Dolman St, St Louis MO
Other Date: 1924, canonically assigned to Apostolic Exarchate of US, Faithful of the Oriental Rites (Ukrainian)
Suppressed in: 19XX
Other Date: 1977, re-established under the omophor of the Eparchy of Parma of the Ruthenians
Relocated in: 1977, to meet at the Vincentian Fathers in St Louis
Renamed in: 1977, as Byzantine (Ruthenian) Community of St Louis
Relocated in: 1986, to meet at St Wenceslaus (Latin) Church, St Louis
Renamed in: 1986, as St Louis Byzantine (Ruthenian) Mission
Relocated in: 1994, to meet at Marian Chapel, (Latin) Cathedral of St Louis
Relocated in: 2002, to meet at its present site
For this church, this is entry 2
of 2
This Entry Last Updated: 08/26/2011
Latitude: 38.553109
Longitude: -90.287658
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