Metropolitan Church History
The Old CountryTo understand who we are and where we have come as a Church in the past seventy-five years, it is first necessary to explore who our ancestors were and where they came from as a people. Thus, the journey of faith must start in the homeland of the founders, “the Old Country,” central Europe.
Coming to AmericaBy the latter decades of the 19th century, the already marginal economic situation of the Carpatho-Rusyn people had become even more precarious. The old peasant way of life, which in the best of times provided an ability to eke out only a meager living, irreparably broke down under the strain of a changing economy.
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