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« on: August 15, 2009, 12:05:17 PM »

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Eparchy of America and Canada has purchased a building for St. David the Builder Church in the State of Pennsylvania, the USA. The Church will be festively consecrated by Metropolitan Dimitri of Batumi and Lazeti Eparchy and Communities in North America and Canada on 26th of September 2009. See the link

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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2009, 01:00:23 PM »

It's the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Wink not the state of Pennsylvania Wink  And it doesn't say what city.  However seeing the bought a closed Roman Catholic parish that was for the Slovak community it is probably either Pittsburgh or Eastern Pennsylvania.  Hazelton, Scranton, Allentown, Wilkes-Barre...etc..
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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2009, 02:19:21 PM »

It's the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Wink not the state of Pennsylvania Wink 

What is the difference?
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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2009, 02:53:39 PM »

Depends on where in PA this Church is located, I might go in order to avoid some workshops that I have to attend in central MD.   Tongue

Will they have Georgian to English prayer books?
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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2009, 03:04:33 PM »

It's the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Wink not the state of Pennsylvania Wink 

What is the difference?

From the viewpoint of the US Federal Gov't and the US Constitution, nothing.  Four US States (MA, VA, PA, and KY) chose to identify themselves as "commonwealths" when writing their "state" constitutions in the late 18th century for some reason.  The use of the term "commonwealth" as opposed to "state" carries with it a connotation of democratic assent and a mutual "coming together", as it were, of various counties and districts. 

Those four US states that consider themselves "commonwealths" still hold that appellation close to their respective hearts.  We're weird like that.
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« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2009, 06:34:13 AM »

Quite interesting. Up to yesterday Pennsylvania associated me only with the song.
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« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2009, 07:29:48 AM »

It looks to me as if this is located in Ashley, PA, which is south of Wilkes-Barre.  This RC church was closed because it only had 100 families and it was merged with another nearby parish.  Is there a large Georgian community in this area to supply members?
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« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2009, 01:04:12 PM »

Quite interesting. Up to yesterday Pennsylvania associated me only with the song.

Pennsylvania is one of the most important commonwealth/states in the USA.  It has suffered an economic downturn that was nothing short of bleak and dismal for the past 30 years.  Much of the manufacturing base was sent oversees.  Pennsylvania is still a leader in steel.  But unlike the past where it took tens of thousands of men to create new steel the current steel production in Pennsylvania is to finish the steel.  Such as to take a bar of steel and custom shape it for the customer.  Agriculture is big.  Timber is big as well with some of the best hardwoods harvested yearly from the Pennsylvania forest.  Pennsylvania fueled the industrial revolution and has struggled to make it into the future but it is trying.   Philadelphia, PA is a highly important USA city.  Pittsburgh is at the crossroads of the end of the industrial age and looking forward to the new information age and has recovered rather decently despite the loss of over 100,000 jobs in the steel industry.  Erie, PA is home to General Electric Locomotive division which builds and ships locomotives all over the world.  Also PA has a lot of state owned public land.  The upper middle portion of the commonwealth is a vast network of public forests that equal to the size of the state of Connecticut.  There wild elk can be found in healthy number with the population slated to reach 3600 animals in the future.  Pennsylvania is noted for being a place where some can live a cosmopolitan lifestyle but be in the countryside for a weekend relaxing at their cabin in the mountains.  While the mountains do not reach the heights they do from Maryland south to North Carolina one feels that Pennsylvania has endless and awe-inspiring mountains. 

Many of the Roman Catholic churches have had to be closed and merged with other parishes due to population decline.  Recently in Johnstown, PA (which formerly had extensive Steel Mills into the 1980's )the Roman Catholic bishop merged 5 parishes into one.  It would shock the reader to learn that these 5 churches were all in one neighbourhood.  Such as was the case in Altoona, PA where the Roman Catholic church the Polish immigrants and their children attended was merged with another Roman Catholic parish a kilometer away.  Just as we have here with the Georgian Orthodox buying a closed Roman Catholic Church a group of Ethiopian/Egyptian families bought the closed Roman Catholic Church and have established it as St. Mina Coptic Orthodox Church.
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« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2009, 02:06:31 PM »

Here is an article re this (article imprecise but still  correct) http://www.citizensvoice.com/news/hanover_twp_church_to_become_georgian_orthodox_monastery   The plan is for a parish and monastery. Some Georgians attend our parish of St. Mary in Wilkes-Barre Pa.
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« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2011, 05:29:02 PM »

It's the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Wink not the state of Pennsylvania Wink 

What is the difference?

From the viewpoint of the US Federal Gov't and the US Constitution, nothing.  Four US States (MA, VA, PA, and KY) chose to identify themselves as "commonwealths" when writing their "state" constitutions in the late 18th century for some reason.  The use of the term "commonwealth" as opposed to "state" carries with it a connotation of democratic assent and a mutual "coming together", as it were, of various counties and districts. 

Those four US states that consider themselves "commonwealths" still hold that appellation close to their respective hearts.  We're weird like that.

Actually, a Commonwealth is different in how laws are administered and passed than in a state.  In a commonwealth, like Virginia, counties and cities cannot pass laws unless the authority is first granted by the commonwealth government. 
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