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St. Georges Orthodox Church

743 S Keyser Ave, Taylor, PA 18517
http://www.stgeorgestaylor.com
(570) 562-2090
 
In the last decade of the 19th century, the atmosphere of peace concluding the Spanish-American War lingered freshly. William McKinley was President of the United States. The gates of America were opened to Europe's masses of oppressed. Historians rec...read more
In the last decade of the 19th century, the atmosphere of peace concluding the Spanish-American War lingered freshly. William McKinley was President of the United States. The gates of America were opened to Europe's masses of oppressed. Historians record the period as one of national expansion and commercial prosperity.It was during this time, when the influx of emigration from the old world was swelling the population of the new, that some of the newcomers set down their meager belongings in the blossoming town of Taylor, Pennsylvania to be absorbed into the then developing anthracite coal industry. While some came from Austria, Poland, and Hungary, most left their homes in the valleys and villages of the southwestern fringe of the Carpathian Mountains in central Europe, a territory known as Carpatho-Russia and presently within the boundaries of the Czech and Slovak Republics. Though their worldly possessions may have consisted of what could be tucked into a battered trunk, or wrapped in a bed sheet, these immigrants cherished a richness of religious conviction in the Orthodox faith of their forebears. Hence in the year 1907, a group of them banded together and founded a church. They supported the church generously until they observed certain latinizations and changes to the Eastern form of worship, traditions, customs, rites and discipline. After seeing these changes taking place, they decided to organize to build a church that would remain faithful to the teachings, customs and traditions of their forefathers. This was the beginning of St. George's Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church. Since there was no wealth, individually nor collectively, and no professional people among them, the building of a church was a major and difficult undertaking. But determined in their purpose and imbued with a never-say-die spirit, after months of deliberation, the faithful began the tremendous task of building a church for the greater Glory of God. With simple ceremonies they broke ground for the new edifice, and with great enthusiasm, excavating for the foundation got under way. In this again they contributed of their time and labor generously. After a long days work at the coal mines many would report to the site to help with the excavation. God blessed their endeavors and they prospered. The articles of Incorporation were filed on June 25, 1937. The construction of the foundation for the new church was begun on June 29, 1937. A site for the cemetery was purchased from Glen Alden Coal Company on the West Mountain, and after many weeks of hard labor, this land was developed and consecrated on July 25, 1937. The cornerstone of the church was laid and dedicated on October 3, 1937. Beautiful bells were donated by the members of St. Georges Social Club. They were named (John, Vasil and Stephen) and blessed on January 16, 1938. Finally, the church proper, having been erected and furnished, was solemnly dedicated on May 30, 1938. With impressive ceremonies, the faithful offered their humble prayer of thanksgiving to the Lord for His abundant blessings and graces upon the completion of such a tremendous project - the building of a church. In order to meet the expenses incurred by the construction process, the following parishioners mortgaged their homes as collateral for the project: Michael Butch, Andrew Firda Sr., Nicholas Gula Sr., George Hrindich, Steve Hrindich, Joseph Lebeda, John Matyas Sr., Metro Mochnal, Andrew Petrunchik, Peter Roman and John Saranich. All are now deceased. In August of 1954, tragedy struck when the hall situated behind the church was completely destroyed by a gas explosion. The officers and trustees immediately set up plans to reconstruct the social club rooms. Land was purchased from the Moffat Coal Company for the purpose of building a huge recreation center, which would serve the people of St. George's Parish as well as the community at large. St. George's Social Club rooms were completely rebuilt and re-
 
 

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In the last decade of the 19th century, the atmosphere of peace concluding the Spanish-American War lingered freshly. William McKinley was President of the United States. The gates of America were opened to Europe's masses of oppressed. Historians record the period as one of national expansion and commercial prosperity.It was during this time, when the influx of emigration from the old world was swelling the population of the new, that some of the newcomers set down their meager belongings in the blossoming town of Taylor, Pennsylvania to be absorbed into the then developing anthracite coal industry. While some came from Austria, Poland, and Hungary, most left their homes in the valleys and villages of the southwestern fringe of the Carpathian Mountains in central Europe, a territory known as Carpatho-Russia and presently within the boundaries of the Czech and Slovak Republics. Though their worldly possessions may have consisted of what could be tucked into a battered trunk, or wrapped in a bed sheet, these immigrants cherished a richness of religious conviction in the Orthodox faith of their forebears. Hence in the year 1907, a group of them banded together and founded a church. They supported the church generously until they observed certain latinizations and changes to the Eastern form of worship, traditions, customs, rites and discipline. After seeing these changes taking place, they decided to organize to build a church that would remain faithful to the teachings, customs and traditions of their forefathers. This was the beginning of St. George's Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Greek Catholic Church. Since there was no wealth, individually nor collectively, and no professional people among them, the building of a church was a major and difficult undertaking. But determined in their purpose and imbued with a never-say-die spirit, after months of deliberation, the faithful began the tremendous task of building a church for the greater Glory of God. With simple ceremonies they broke ground for the new edifice, and with great enthusiasm, excavating for the foundation got under way. In this again they contributed of their time and labor generously. After a long days work at the coal mines many would report to the site to help with the excavation. God blessed their endeavors and they prospered. The articles of Incorporation were filed on June 25, 1937. The construction of the foundation for the new church was begun on June 29, 1937. A site for the cemetery was purchased from Glen Alden Coal Company on the West Mountain, and after many weeks of hard labor, this land was developed and consecrated on July 25, 1937. The cornerstone of the church was laid and dedicated on October 3, 1937. Beautiful bells were donated by the members of St. Georges Social Club. They were named (John, Vasil and Stephen) and blessed on January 16, 1938. Finally, the church proper, having been erected and furnished, was solemnly dedicated on May 30, 1938. With impressive ceremonies, the faithful offered their humble prayer of thanksgiving to the Lord for His abundant blessings and graces upon the completion of such a tremendous project - the building of a church. In order to meet the expenses incurred by the construction process, the following parishioners mortgaged their homes as collateral for the project: Michael Butch, Andrew Firda Sr., Nicholas Gula Sr., George Hrindich, Steve Hrindich, Joseph Lebeda, John Matyas Sr., Metro Mochnal, Andrew Petrunchik, Peter Roman and John Saranich. All are now deceased. In August of 1954, tragedy struck when the hall situated behind the church was completely destroyed by a gas explosion. The officers and trustees immediately set up plans to reconstruct the social club rooms. Land was purchased from the Moffat Coal Company for the purpose of building a huge recreation center, which would serve the people of St. George's Parish as well as the community at large. St. George's Social Club rooms were completely rebuilt and re-