Metropolitan Nicholas: Pastoral Letters

Metropolitan Reading

Archpastoral Letter for the Nativity 2007

Sunday, December 23, 2007

I greet all of you with the words of the Archangel: "Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord" (Luke 2:10-11). And I invite you to sing with the Angelic Choir: "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men" (Luke 2:14). Read more...

Diocesan Appeal For Greek Fires Relief

Friday, September 14, 2007

JOHNSTOWN, PA - His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas has issued a letter calling upon all diocesan clergy and the faithful to support efforts by the Greek Archdiocese of America to provide relief to the victims of the recent fires in Greece. A special collection in each diocesan parish has been requested for Sunday September 23, 2007. Read more...

Archpastoral Letter for Pentecost 2007

Sunday, May 27, 2007

In the act of CREATION, we see the Triune God at work; all things are made new out of nothing. In the act of REDEMPTION, again we see the Triune God at work, recreating and renewing what had been corrupted by man's fall. Read more...

Ecumenical Patriarch's Letter to Turkish P.M.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

BOSTON, MA - In a confidential letter to Recep Tayyip Erdogan dated August 28, 2003 (Protocol Number 801), just a few months after Mr. Erdogan was elected prime minister of Turkey, His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople importunes the Turkish Government to change its policies and political stance towards the Patriarchate. In his letter, the Patriarch noted that, "in the year 1927, 100 thousand Greeks lived in Constantinople. Today, that number has been shrunk to 2,000 and even less," and refers to the "extermination" of the Greek Orthodox population in Constantinople (present-day Istanbul). Read more...

Family Day 2007

Thursday, April 26, 2007

As you are aware, His All-Holiness, Patriarch Bartholomew, has proclaimed this 2007 calendar year as the "Year of St. John Chrysostom." As a Diocese we join the Orthodox world in remembering this great Saint of the Holy Church on the 1600th anniversary of his falling asleep in the Lord. In reflecting upon the life, witness and influence of St. John, it is clear why he is ranked among the greatest of Saints and heralded as the "golden-mouthed" preacher of the ages. His words were truly inspired by the Spirit, flowing from the wellspring of Divine wisdom. They continue to invite all to the true knowledge of God and offer practical advice for the life of piety and holiness. Read more...

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