Though a definitive legend of its founding has been lost to history, stories of visions, finding a crucifix, and other miracles have been common since the shrine was built in the 1950s.
Chinmaya Sanjeevani is a religious center for the teaching of Advaita Vedanta philosophy.
At Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in downtown Pittsburgh, there’s a small graveyard connecting the cathedral to First Presbyterian Church. This graveyard is home to some of the earliest Pittsburgh settlers, with one of the oldest marked graves dating back to 1779. The land was originally used as a burial ground for Native Americans as well as French and British settlers before being given to the trustees of the Episcopalian church in 1787. The first Trinity Cathedral was built in 1805, rebuilt and expanded in 1872, and then modernized in 1967 after a fire destroyed parts of the church.
Heinz Field (or Heinz Stadium) is home to the Pittsburgh Steelers. It is located in the heart of Pittsburgh’s North Shore, and is regarded by many Pittsburgh residents—“Yinzers”—as a central part of the city’s identity. The city of Pittsburgh has always taken a lot of pride in the Steelers. Nearly 70,000 people make the journey to Heinz Field to support the Steelers on Sundays. Most people in attendance at Heinz Field think that they are there simply to watch a football game, but the Heinz Field experience involves much more than just football.
The S.V. temple in Pittsburgh is the very first in North America dedicated to Lord Venkateswara, and thus is a significant landmark in the spreading of Hinduism to the Western world.
ittsburgh is known for its neighborhood hidden gems, little places that are unique to the city. They are what makes this city home. Perched on top of Troy Hill is one such gem: Saint Anthony Chapel. Inside this unassuming chapel, there is a display of over 5,200 relics, which is second only to the Vatican. The most famous relic is that of St. Anthony’s tooth.
The Hindu Jain Temple in Monroeville, PA serves a vital role in the religious realm of Pittsburgh, operates in a unique capacity, and sports a particularly rare origin. This religious institution came about as a result of the differences between north and south Indian temples when imagining Hindu temples in the United States. In the Pittsburgh community, disagreements occurred over which primary deity would occupy the central shine; as a result of this, the temple was split into two, the Sri Venkateswara Temple in Penn Hills and the Hindu Jain Temple.
The #HeartsTogether display is a digital catalog of all the art submissions sent to Tree of Life Or L’Simcha Congregation in Pittsburgh, PA in the wake of the October, 2018 mass shooting that took place there. This exhibit is part of the outpouring of support sent to Pittsburgh and the Jewish community affected by the attack.
When considering Judaism in Pittsburgh, the automatic place one associates with it is Squirrel Hill. A welcoming and fascinating neighborhood, Squirrel Hill is home to all types of Jews from Reform to Orthodox, old to young, and immigrants to natives. Pinsker’s Books and Judaica, which includes a Judaica bookstore and a restaurant called Café Eighteen, is truly a gem of Squirrel Hill and the wider Pittsburgh Jewish community.
For almost two centuries the First Trinity Evangelical-Lutheran Church has been a staple of Protestant god worship in Pittsburgh.