"Place, with a trace of humanity" Photography/Photo of the Day/Pittsburgh

Ukrainian Church Reflection-McKees Rocks PA

McKees Rocks Bottoms. I was coming from the funeral home in Sheraden and saw these churches from the bridge and decided to exit.  The sun was setting.   Two Ukrainian Churches in one town.  Just blocks from one another.  This one is St. John’s.  The other is St. Mary’s.  I have more photos for a different day.  There’s a Russian Orthodox church with beautiful domes and a Byzantine church as well.   They are still open and active.  St. Mark’s Roman Catholic church has been closed and sold to Dargate Auction Gallery.  All of these different churches within a few blocks of one another. Click on the links for more information about Ukrainians and the  Ukrainian community in Pittsburgh

5 responses

  1. Sue Reinfeld

    The reflection makes it feel a bit like an optical illusion. Very nice.

    July 10, 2011 at 7:41 am

  2. erica

    Amazing that (some of) these Churches are still active. Will click the links later today!!!
    Thanks! Re Mary’s Guest post: she is up in one of the NY areas of my paternal “geneo-ecology!” When I hear Albany / Fishkill/ Rensselaer / Troy etc I feel a little buzz !!! :-)

    July 10, 2011 at 8:14 am

  3. One church reflecting another… I’m sure there’s some deep symbolism and meaning in that…

    July 10, 2011 at 8:56 am

  4. joyce

    Thanks for the interesting photo which brought back a vivid childhood memory for me. During Fridays in Lent, my mom would take me with her to one of the churches in the McKees Rocks Bottoms and we would wait in line to purchase home made lekvar perogies from the churches kitchen. They were so delicious they still bring back this memory from age 4 or 5. Also, there was/is a yellow brick Russian Orthodox church on California Avenue that I recall. It sat high above the street and looked very majestic. Once we went to a wedding there and I remember how stunning the inside was. Nicee memories for a bright Sunday morning! Thanks.

    July 10, 2011 at 11:14 am

  5. ken

    There is also St. Georges, just across the bridge on California Ave. Just 1.5 miles away.

    August 9, 2011 at 4:19 pm

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