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Anger & the Prayer of Jesus

Sunday, March 16, 2014

In the latter 1800’s, Alfred Lord Tennyson invited a Russian nobleman to his estate. And early one morning this nobleman took off with dogs & guns & servants to go hunting. At mid-day he returned & Lord Tennyson asked him how he did. He answered, "Not very well. I shot two peasants." Lord Tennyson thought for a moment & then said, “No, we pronounce it with a ‘ph’ here. It is ‘pheasants.’ You shot two pheasants. "No," the nobleman replied, "I shot two peasants. They were insolent towards me, so I shot them." Oh, anger how quickly you rise. Read more...

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Fall Youth Encounter To Take Place At Camp Nazareth Nov 11-13, 2016

Thursday, October 13, 2016

JOHNSTOWN, PA [National Jr ACRY] - The Annual Fall Youth Encounter will take place from Friday Nov 11 - Sunday Nov 13, 2016 at Camp Nazareth in Mercer, PA. The Encounter is sponsored by the National JR. ACRY and is open to youth ages 8-18. All Diocesan youth are invited and do not have to be a member of the JR. ACRY to attend.

The weekend will be full of fun and fellowship and will include Divine Liturgy, a religious talk with clergy, sports and a special event that is sure to be a highlight of the weekend The encounter will begin with arrival and registration on Friday, Nov 11th from 7:00 to 9:00pm and will conclude on Sunday Nov 13, 2016 at Noon following the celebration of Divine Liturgy at 9:00 am and Brunch. Read more...

Acts of The Holy Apostles Is The Topic Of Next On-Line Scripture Study Series!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- As a result of feedback provided from both on-site and on-line participants, the next topic for our Diocesan on-line Orthodox Scripture Study will be the Book of Acts, (The Acts of the Holy Apostles). The study is scheduled to begin on Saturday October 8, 2016 at 5:00 pm. This weekly on-line scripture study will be led by the Very Rev. Protopresbyter Kenneth Bachofsky, Professor of Sacred Scripture at Christ the Saviour Seminary and broadcast live from St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Warren, Ohio. This study will draw on the patristic voice of the Fathers of the Church and will provide the participants with the opportunity to deepen their understanding of this Scriptural text from the Orthodox Christian perspective. Read more...

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Reflection on College Conference East 2015 - By Nico Laliberté

Friday, February 26, 2016

My experience of College Conference was incredible. I was thoroughly impressed with all of the workshops and speakers. As someone who was raised in the church, I was thrilled to not just get Sunday-school answers to issues, but to have actual honest discussion about the topics. My favourite workshop was on Media Martyrdom, hosted by Steven Christoforou. I thought he did an excellent job of reflecting on media in today’s society and offering some ideas without feeling the need to come to an easy cookie-cutter resolution. I thought the teaching Liturgy was also very well done. His Grace, Bishop Gregory did an excellent job explaining the history and significance of the different parts of the Liturgy in a way that didn’t disrupt the prayerfulness of the service. Read more...

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