PA: Arcadia

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Metro Area: Johnstown - Altoona (PA)
Holy Ascension of Our Lord Byzantine (Ruthenian) Church
Historical Entry: Canonically Suppressed
Formerly at:
Arcadia Rd
Arcadia
PA
15712
USA
Historical Location - Not A Mailing Address Or Active Location
Rite: Byzantine
Church sui iuris: Byzantine Ruthenian Catholic
Canonical Jurisdiction(s):
Metropolitan Archeparchy: Pittsburgh of the Ruthenians
Cemetery: This former parish had a cemetery

Sacramental Records at:
Chancery of the Archeparchy of Pittsburgh
66 Riverview Ave
Pittsburgh
PA
15214-2253
USA
Ph: 412-231-4000
Fax: 412-231-1697

The exterior photo appears on the website of the Metropolitan Archeparchy. Permission for its use is pending. 
A page detailing the history of Holy Ascension parish is at the website of the Archeparchy
Status & Location Changes:
Formed in: 1902, as an outreach of St John the Baptist Church, Northern Cambria PA
Parish erected in: 1907, under the patronage of the Holy Ascension of Our Lord
Suppressed in: 2004, on 10 July. Memory Eternal
This Entry Last Updated: 05/04/2010
Map Limitations: Lacking a precise address, this map approximates the location
Latitude: 40.781176
Longitude: -78.852531
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Teachings of Christ

“You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” (Matthew 5:43-44 ESV)

Encounter

Rejoice, O Mother of God, Virgin full of grace. * From you has risen the Sun of Righteousness, Christ our God, * shining upon those who are in darkness. * Rejoice also, you righteous Elder; * for you received in your arms the Deliverer of our souls, * Who has given us resurrection. (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.

O Christ God, through Your birth You sanctified the Virgin's womb; * and blessed, as it was proper, the hands of Simeon. * Now, having come, you saved us. * Give peace to Your commonwealth in times of war * and strengthen our civil authorities, whom You have loved, O You who alone loves mankind. (Kontakion, Tone 1)

(The Feast of the Encounter is February 2nd - the 40th Day of Christmas)

Random Proverb

"The wage of the righteous leads to life, the gain of the wicked to sin." (Proverbs 10:10 ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

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

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

When the holy Abba Anthony lived in the desert he was beset by boredom, and attacked by many sinful thoughts. He said to God, 'Lord, I want to be saved but these thoughts do not leave me alone; what shall I do in my affliction? How can I be saved?'

A short while afterwards, when he got up to go out, Anthony saw a man like himself sitting at his work, getting up from his work to pray, then sitting down and plaiting a rope, then getting up again to pray. It was an angel of the Lord sent to correct and reassure him: 'Do this and you will be saved.' At these words, Anthony was filled with joy and courage. He did this, and he was saved.


The Desert Fathers