Metropolitan Nicholas: Pastoral Letters

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Archpastoral Greeting of Archbishop Demetrios For the Feast of the Nativity Of Our Lord

Saturday, December 24, 2011

As we spiritually draw near to Bethlehem and the cave where God deigned to be born in the flesh, I greet each and everyone of the blessed Carpatho-Russian Flock in the United States and Canada with paternal love and best wishes on the Feast of the Nativity of the Lord. This Christmas whether on the New Calendar or Old, we cannot help but remember the late and beloved Metropolitan Nicholas Read more...

Archpastoral Encyclical For Thanksgiving 2012

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

NEW YORK, NY -- His Eminence, Archbishop Demetrios of America issued the following Archpastoral Encyclical for Thanksgiving: Beloved Brothers and Sisters in Christ, On this blessed day of Thanksgiving, we are encouraged in the tradition of this great national holiday to be thankful to God for His presence in our lives and His abundant gifts to us. As Orthodox Christians this gratefulness to God is something we share with all who celebrate this day. It is also an attitude and manner of life that is presented in our worship and in our relationships with others. Read more...

Diocese To Mark 10th Anniversary of the September 11 Terrorist Attack

Friday, September 09, 2011

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- On Sunday September 11, 2011 Diocesan parishes throughout the U.S.A. will remember offer special prayers during Divine Liturgy in remembrance of the 10th Anniversary of the 911 tragedy. For those parishes observing the Julian Calendar, the solemnity and sorrow of this day will be placed within the context of the Feast of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist, which is traditionally observed in fasting and intensified prayer. Read more...

Manville and Rahway NJ Parishes Severely Affected By Hurricane Irene

Thursday, September 01, 2011

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The Diocesan Chancellor, Very Rev. Protopresbyter Frank P. Miloro in behalf of the Diocesan Consistory, with the Blessing of His Eminence, Archbishop Demetrios of America, Locum Tenens, issued the following update and appeal for assistance for the Parish communities of Manville and Rahway, NJ who experienced severe flooding and property damage: Very Reverend and Reverend Fathers and Faithful: None of us need to be reminded of the devastation that Hurricane Irene brought as the storm moved up the east coast last weekend. Thank God we have received no reports of the loss of life in any of our churches. Read more...

Archpastoral Encyclical For Pascha 2011

Saturday, April 23, 2011

I greet all of you on the bright and joyous Feast of the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. Our Lent, which was made all the more heavy by the passing of our beloved brother, and your dear father in Christ, the late Metropolitan Nicholas, now is filled with hope, the hope of the Resurrection. Read more...

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