Slovak and Ruthenian churches in North America

Slovak emigrants identified themselves in their new country primarily through their faith. It was the Slovak and Ruthenian churches that were the meeting places and community building that helped to maintain the Slovak and Ruthenian consciousness.

St. Michael Church, Munhall, PA – Slovak church

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Gradually, Slovak and Ruthenian churches were established in most Slovak and Ruthenian communities, mostly along Slovak and Ruthenian associations. The interactive map of Slovak and Ruthenian churches traces Slovak and Ruthenian churches in North America from the 1880s to 1992. For each church, the year of founding, the founders, and the name of the first priest are shown.

Holy Trinity Evangelical Church, Little Falls, NY – Slovak church

Since it was not possible to find the year of establishment of some churches, we included the fictitious year of 1992 of establishment for the display in this map, the year 1992 is same as the source.

St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, Perth Amboy, NJ – Slovak church