Christ the King Ukrainian Catholic Church, 2008
I've been sitting on this article for a while, waiting to get a picture to post with it. I haven't been able to find a picture taken at the time it was built, so this will do. This is the youngest church by far to bless this site, but it won't be the last. In fact, it won't be the last Ukrainian church, because I've yet to post an entry for St Andrew's Ukrainian Orthodox church in Forest Hills.
Christ the King church overlooks Forest Hills street, and backs to Franklin Park. Their wide street frontage opens up Forest Hills street, and keeps it from feeling too crowded.
Jamaica Plain Citizen July 10, 1952
To Break Ground For New Ukrainian Catholic Church.
Father Tom, pastor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Ukrainian Church of Boston, announces that the breaking of the ground ceremony which was to have been held two weeks ago but which was called off on account of rain will take place this coming Sunday afternoon, July 13, at 2:30 p.m. at 118 Forest Hills street, Jamaica Plain. Archbishop Richard Cushing, D.D. will preside and many of the Monsignori and Clergy of both the Western and Eastern Rites will attend.
The ceremony will begin with the chanting of the ancient Moleben-Litany to the Sacred Heart, under the great directress, Mrs. Helene Sydoriak Haire.
After the breaking of the ground ceremony there will be, according to the old Ukrainian custom, a picnic which will include Ukrainian food, singing and dancing.
Fr. Tom extends a cordial invitation to all who would like to attend.