The congregation of St. Mary’s Malankara Orthodox Church at Orthodox and Penn Streets has held their last service in Frankford. They have relocated the church farther up in the Northeast to better serve their members. We wish them well.
The building was originally St. Luke’s Reformed Episcopal Church which was designed by architect Frank Rushmore Watson. It has been purchased by Frankford Friends School for use as an almost full-size gym as well as to provide enhanced music and theater spaces.
This is a win for the Frankford community. Frankford Friends will care for it well and continue to stabilize that area of Frankford.