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Olyphant in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church

 
 
Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., October 3, 2020
1. Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church Marker
Marker is deteriorating
Inscription.  
At the end of the 19th century, many people emigrated from Eastern Europe and settled in northeastern Pennsylvania. Once in Olyphant a group of these immigrants chose to set up a house of worship where they could practice the Orthodox faith. Under the guidance of Archbishop Tikhon and Father Alexis Toth, their dream was fulfilled in 1904.

On December 19th of that year, Archbishop Tikhon consecrated the St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church. Both Archbishop Tikhon and Father Alexis Toth have been canonized as saints, and their relics are present in the church for veneration by the faithful.

[Caption:]
Saint Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, and Enlightener of North America
 
Erected by Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Historic Bells series list. A significant historical date for this entry is December 19, 1904.
 
Location. 41° 28.016′ N, 75° 35.992′ W. Marker is in Olyphant

Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., October 3, 2020
2. Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church and Marker
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, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna County. Marker is at the intersection of Lackawanna Avenue and Gravity Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Lackawanna Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 305 Gravity Avenue, Olyphant PA 18447, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Olyphant Heritage Development Strategy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Queen City Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); John J. Morelli (approx. 0.2 miles away); Olyphant Junior High School (approx. 0.3 miles away); Nestor Chylak (approx. 0.3 miles away); Loretto Perfectus Walsh (approx. 0.3 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); SS. Cyril & Methodius Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Olyphant.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church. (Submitted on October 8, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. A History and Introduction of the Orthodox Church in America. (Submitted on October 8, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. St. Tikhon of Moscow, Patriarch of Moscow and Apostle to America. (Submitted on October 8, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. St. Alexis Toth, Confessor & Defender of Orthodoxy in America. (Submitted on October 8, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church Cornerstone image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., October 3, 2020
3. Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church Cornerstone
In cyrillic lettering
Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church Detail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., October 3, 2020
4. Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church Detail
Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church Bell image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., October 3, 2020
5. Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church Bell
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 8, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 65 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 8, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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May. 28, 2022