BACKGROUND OF SS CYRIL AND METHODIUS CHURCH

1909
A group of Russian people organized and soon began construction of the new church.

1910
The church was dedicated by Archbishop Platon.

1914
The church was destroyed by a fire.

1915
A new brick church with six cupolas was completed.

1970
The church social hall’s renovation was completed.  A bell system was installed.

1980
A total renovation of the church’s exterior and interior was completed, and His Grace, Bishop Kyrill blessed the renovated church. The church was served by Archbishop Kyrill (of blessed memory), Archimandrite Pitirim and Father Lawrence Daniels. Saints Cyril and Methodius parish is located in the City of Jeannette, a large and diverse community in Westmoreland County, about fifty minutes from the City of Pittsburgh. It is neighbor to Youngwood,  Monroeville, East Pittsburgh/Forest Hills, Latrobe, and the County seat, Greensburg. Greensburg is a central cultural and economic hub. It hosts arts and cultural festivals, music venues and has a vibrant small city feel. The area is home to three college campuses: Seton Hill, UP Greensburg and Saint Vincent College. Together with our parish, renewal is evident in the City of Jeannette. New businesses are being attracted: retail, antiques and coffee shops, good restaurants and a popular microbrewery. The downtown is currently undergoing infrastructure updates, and parks and community gardens are abundant. Civic celebrations, a Fall Ethnic festival and a Nativity parade and celebration are offered to the residents, providing opportunities for a Church presence and witness in the community.

Whether living in the area now, considering relocating, or visiting the Laurel Highlands, come and experience Orthodoxy with us at S.S. Cyril and Methodius Church.