Participants of the Sunday School Worker parade marching up Spruce St in Scranton on April 4, 1914. Times-Tribune Archives
Today in the Sunday Times, Local History Columnist Erin Nissley continues her look back at the Rev. Billy Sunday. This week’s column is about his 7 week revival in Scranton that ended with a massive parade in the streets of Scranton on April 18, 1914.
Msgr. Stephen Hrynuck speaking at a mass celebrating his 75th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church in Olyphant. Michael J. Mullen/Times-Tribune Staff Photographer
On Thursday Msgr. Stephen Hrynuck, the long time pastor of Sts. Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church in Olyphant, died. He was 102. When he retired in 2008, he was the oldest serving Catholic pastor in the United States.
Photo caption: Jim Walsh/The Scranton Times/March 3, 2014
March 1, 100 years ago, evangelical preacher (and former major league baseball player) Billy Sunday started his month and half long campaign in Scranton. As his evening service began, a massive snowstorm hit Scranton trapping thousands inside the Billy Sunday tabernacle at North Washington and Walnut St.
To read more about the Billy Sunday Campaign in Scranton and the blizzard check out these links:
Interested in learning more about Narragansett Beer after having a few last week in NYC, I discovered this video of the history of Narragansett Beer. The beer’s history tells of connections to Dr. Seuss, Led Zeppelin and Bob Dylan.