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JOHNSTOWN, PA - The Chancery is pleased to announce that registration for the 2015 College Conferences is now open. The conferences will be held during Christmas Break in two locations: St. Nicholas Ranch in Dunlap, Calif and Antiochian Village in Bolivar, Pa.; each centering on Orthodox Christian Fellowship's (OCF) theme for the year - "Modern Martyrs: Witnesses of the Word." This College Conference theme will address our calling to be martyrs for Christ by being witnesses of the Faith. As college students living in a secularized world, there are numerous opportunities for us as Orthodox Christians to be witnesses/martyrs for Christ on college campuses: in the dorm room, on social media, and in every aspect of our lives. This theme will also address the current-day persecution of Christians and provide some insights into how we can best aid our Christian brothers and sisters across the globe. Read more...
JOHNSTOWN, PA [Diocesan Chancery] - His Grace, Bishop Gregory has graciously accepted the invitation to be the keynote speaker at the Holy Trinity Orthodox Christian Academy and Preschool Annual Faithful Servants Benefit Dinner to be held on Saturday September 26, 2015 at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Warren, Ohio. The benefit dinner is held each year to support the operation of Holy Trinity Academy and Preschool, which is the only Orthodox Christian School in Ohio. It serves students from Preschool to 6th Grade and is in its thirteenth year of service. Bishop Gregory will be accepting donations and gifts in honor or memory of loved ones for Holy Trinity at the banquet. The fundraising goal is $10,000 so that the academic year will start with success! Read more...
BINGHAMTON, NY -- The 71st Annual National Senior and 32nd National Junior American Carpatho-Russian Youth Convention commenced today at the Double Tree Hilton. Hosted by St Michael's Church and Junior and Senior A.C.R.Y. Chapter 40 of Binghamton, NY, the weekend convention will bring delegates together from ACRY chapters throughout the diocese to chart the course for the coming year. Read more...
CONSTANTINOPLE [Istanbul, Turkey] -- His Grace Bishop Gregory has arrived safely in Constantinople and is presently participating in a Synaxis (Assembly) of the Hierarchy of the Ecumenical Throne from around the world at the Ecumenical Patriarchate convened upon the invitation and under the Presidency of His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. Official Meetings began on August 29 at Holy Trinity Church in Taksim Square and will continue through September 2. 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. Upon his return from the Synaxis, His Grace will preside over the Annual National ACRY Convention in Binghamton, NY, where on Sunday, September 6, 2015 he will ordain Deacon William Bennett to the Holy Priesthood. Read more...
JOHNSTOWN, PA [National ACRY] -- The deadline for reservations for the 2015 National ACRY Convention Banquet, to be held on Sunday September 6, 2015 a the Double Tree Hilton in Binghamton, NY has been extended to Monday, August 31st. Read more...
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