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Bishop Gregory To Participate In Synaxis Of The Hierarchy Of The Ecumenical Throne

Monday, August 24, 2015

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- [Diocesan Chancery] - His Grace Bishop Gregory will take part in a Synaxis (Assembly) of the Hierarchy of the Ecumenical Throne from around the world at the Ecumenical Patriarchate from August 28- September 2, 2015 convened upon the invitation and under the presidency of His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. On September 1, following the Divine Liturgy at the Patriarchal Church of St. George, His All Holiness, followed by all the hierarchs, in keeping with an impressive and centuries old tradition, will sign the Act of the New Indiction marking the beginning of the Ecclesiastical New Year. In addition, the day also has been set aside by the Ecumenical Patriarchate as one of prayers for the preservation and protection of the natural environment which is observed by all sister Orthodox Churches in the world. Read more...

Important 2015 ACRY Convention Update!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Eternal Memory: Julia Worobey

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

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Tuesday, August 04, 2015

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Assembly Publishes Report on Orthodox Christian Fellowship on US College Campuses

Monday, July 6, 2015

The Assembly's latest study report focuses on Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF), the official collegiate campus ministry program of the Assembly. Read More ...

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A Reflection On The Dormition of the Mother of God

Sunday, August 23, 2015

The years of life seem to pass so quickly, the pace of time quickening as the years advance, and no person can escape the relentless currents that carry each of us to life’s twilight and to the inevitable encounter with the specter of our own mortality. This is our common lot in this fallen world ravaged by sin. This world, this life that progresses ruthlessly towards the grave, has been conditioned by the sin of Adam and Eve, that Original Fall with its dark consequences of pain and death. And no one can detour this sojourn through the valley of the shadow of death We must all traverse the fearful crags of ageing, sickness and the ultimate separation of soul and body – even the Most Holy Theotokos, the Birthgiver of God and the Ever-Virgin Mary was subject to the ravages of time and the destiny of mortal flesh. As St. John of Damascus notes in his Second Sermon on the Dormition: “Today the life-giving treasury and abyss of charity is hidden in immortal death. She meets it without fear, who conceived death's destroyer, if indeed we may call her holy and vivifying departure by the name of death. For how could she, who brought life to all, be under the dominion of death? Read more...


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On Stewardship and the Orthodox Life - Part 56: "And who is my neighbor?" (Luke 10:29 RSV)

Sunday, August 23, 2015

In the familiar story found in the Holy Gospel according to St. Luke, a story called “The Good Samaritan,” a lawyer tests Jesus by asking, "And who is my neighbor?" Rather than trying to define who the neighbor is for the lawyer, Jesus instead tells the story of what a neighbor did on behalf of a man who fell into the hands of robbers who left him on the roadside to die. Good neighbors, as good stewards, are those who go beyond requirements and do what is needed for the neighbor. St. Matthew wrote these words of Jesus in his Gospel: “…if anyone would sue you and take your coat, let him have your cloak as well; and if any one forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. Read more...

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