St. Jude Melkite Catholic Church

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Saint Jude Melkite Greek Catholic Church
Saint Jude Melkite Greek Catholic Church
Basic information
LocationMiami, Florida
Geographic coordinates25°45′27″N 80°11′34″W / 25.75753°N 80.19286°W / 25.75753; -80.19286Coordinates: 25°45′27″N 80°11′34″W / 25.75753°N 80.19286°W / 25.75753; -80.19286
AffiliationMelkite Greek Catholic Church
Year consecrated1946
Ecclesiastical or organizational statusChurch
LeadershipRt.Rev. Damon Geiger, Pastor
Architectural description
Architect(s)Henry Dagit & Sons of Philadelphia
Architectural typeChapel
Architectural styleRomanesque Gothic
General contractorMcCloskey & Co. of Philadelphia
GroundbreakingMay 3, 1946
CompletedSeptember 1946
MaterialsReinforced concrete, Indiana Bedford Limestone

St Jude Melkite Catholic Church is a Melkite Greek Catholic Church which follows the Byzantine Rite. It is one of 45 Melkite Greek Catholic churches or missions reporting to the Melkite Greek Catholic Eparchy of Newton. The Church is located at 126 SE Fifteenth Road, in Brickell in Miami, Florida 33129.[1][2][3]


The church was built in 1946 in Romanesque Gothic style and designed by the architectural firm of Henry Dagit & Sons of Philadelphia and constructed by the firm of McCloskey & Co., also of Philadelphia. It is built of reinforced concrete and faced with Indiana Bedford limestone with an exposed concrete ceiling and stenciled color decorations on the exposed beams and arches. The floors are of terrazzo and the main altar and two side altars have marble facing. The cornerstone was laid on May 3, 1946 and the church was completed by September 1946.[4][5] The interior design of the church was modified to conform to the Byzantine Rite. An Iconostasis was added as well as Byzantine Icons.[6]


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  4. ^ St Jude Church loses designation.
  5. ^ "Diocese of Newton Melkite Church v. City of Miami, 2014 WL 4730075 (2014)" (PDF). Circuit Court of Florida, Eleventh Judicial Circuit, Appellate Division. 16 September 2014.
  6. ^ "The Layout of the Byzantine Church Building". Metropolitan Cantor Institute.

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