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Camp Cabin Expansion Project Groundbreaking

Thursday, October 08, 2015

MERCER, PA [Camp Nazareth] -- On Thursday morning, October 18, 2015, a few priests and lay people gathered together at Camp Nazareth to celebrate the groundbreaking service for the beginning of the Camp’s Cabin Expansion Project. It turned out to be a beautiful day on which to celebrate outdoors and say the prayers together to begin this project. The service was celebrated at the Holy Innocents Shrine. The Holy Innocents are the patron saints of the Camp itself. Their shrine is located in the grove of trees in front of cabins 4 & 5. The shrine was beautifully adorned with Fall plants and flowers; fitting for the task at hand. The service itself was beautiful. The Very Rev. Protopresbyter Kenneth Bachofsky, who is the Camp Overseer, mentioned after the service was over that St. Paul exhorts us to pray at all times, to pray constantly, as a way of both putting and showing our trust in God, and as a way of defeating the evil one. Read more...

Diocesan Youth Encounter To Take Place In New York City!

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

JOHNSTOWN, PA [Diocesan Chancery] – Due to planned renovations at Camp Nazareth, The National Jr. ACRY will be hosting its Weekend Encounter at St Nicholas Orthodox Church in New York City over Veteran’s Day Weekend. The event will be held from November 6 –8, 2015, and is open to youth ages 8 – 18. You do not have to be a member of the Jr. ACRY to attend. The weekend’s activities will include time for prayer, recreating, learning more about the Faith, and more. During the weekend, you can catch up with old friends, make new friends, and have fun while living the Faith Read more...

Full Scholarships Offered For 2015 OCF College Conference East!

Thursday, October 01, 2015

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...

Bishop Gregory To Be Keynote Speaker at Holy Trinity Academy Benefit Dinner

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

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...

2015 National ACRY Convention Commences!

Friday, September 04, 2015

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...

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