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PHOTOS: New Croatian Centre Opens in New York

New Croatian centre in New York City (Photo credit: George Corluka)

A new Croatian centre in Manhattan, New York City has opened and was blessed last weekend.

The Croatian centre is part of the Roman Catholic Church of Sts. Cyril & Methodius and St. Raphael in Manhattan, New York City.

The Church has been the seat of a Croatian national parish, offering services in the Croatian language as well as services in English, since the 1970s. Although as a parish it’s been in existence for a 100 years.

(Photo credit: George Corluka)

It was created through the merger of two parishes, parish of St. Raphael and Croatian parish of St. Cyril and St. Methodius.

(Photo credit: George Corluka)

The parish is located in the central part of Manhattan at 502 W 41st Street and has become an important center of the religious and cultural life of the Croatian community from four states – New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.

(Photo credit: George Corluka)

The new Croatian centre was blessed on Palm Sunday.

Check out more photos from the blessing of the new Croatian centre below taken by Geroge Corluka.

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