Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Early ecumenism right here in Athens

Our redoubtable journalist parishioner Pete, shared this little bit today. St. Joseph Parish in Athens is 142 years old, making it one of the oldest parishes in the Archdiocese.

It is remarkable to think that in an era of anti-Catholicism, the local citizenry of Athens gave financial support to build a Catholic church in town.

This is a snippet from the Northeast Georgian, from September 12, 1873.

1 comment:

Ollllddude said...

The truly amazing thing about that article is that they referred to us as a Christian Church. ;)