PA: Windber - 2

Metro Area: Johnstown (PA)
First Slavish United St Mary Greek Rite Catholic (Ruthenian)
Historical Entry: Renamed
Formerly at:
803 Somerset St
Historical Location - Not A Mailing Address Or Active Location
Rite: Byzantine
Church sui iuris: Byzantine Ruthenian Catholic
Apostolic Exarchate: US, Faithful of the Oriental Rites (Ruthenian)

Sacramental Records at:
Dormition of the Mother of God Church
803 Somerset St
Ph: 814-467-8044
Fax: 814-467-8044

The interior photograph is of the iconostasis that was erected in this temple, but was not taken in place. When St Mary's erected a new temple in 1926, the iconostasis was transferred to and re-erected at what was then St Michael Greek Catholic Church in Clymer, PA, now St Michael Orthodox Church (ACROD). The photograph is by Ung-Certez, a member of the Byzantine Forum community - where he posts under that name, and was taken at St Michael's Church. It originally appeared on the Forum's Photo Gallery.
Status & Location Changes:
Formed in: 1900, as St Stephen First United Slavish Greek Catholic Church
Renamed in: 1903, as First Slavish United St Mary Greek Rite Catholic Church
Renamed in: 1926, as Dormition of the Mother of God Byzantine (Ruthenian) Church
For this church, this is entry 2
of 3
This Entry Last Updated: 03/16/2010
Latitude: 40.240647
Longitude: -78.835509
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