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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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Fr Michael Rosco Memorial House Blessing/Dedication To Be Live Broadcast!

Monday, December 05, 2016

PERTH AMBOY, NJ [St John The Baptist Orthodox Church] -- St. John’s Church is pleased to announce that the dedication and blessing of the Habitat for Humanity Memorial Building Project which will take place on Wednesday, December 07, 2016 will be live broadcast beginning at 5:30 pm EST (4:30 pm Central) .

Diocesan faithful and friends are cordially invited to watch the dedication and blessing ceremony on facebook or on the diocesan website.

A highlight of the dedication and blessing ceremony will be the presence of Pani Susan Rosco, and a delegation from St. John's parish led by Fr. Michael Chendorain. Read more...

Diocese To Send Two Diocesan High School Students To The Cross Roads Summer Institute

Sunday, November 20, 2016

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The Diocese and an anonymous donor are teaming up to send two Diocesan 11th and/or 12th graders to the Crossroad Institute held each summer at Holy Cross/Hellenic College in Brookline, MA. Crossroad is a ten day academic summer institute that prepares high school juniors and seniors to make big life decisions and connect with the Orthodox Christian theological and spiritual tradition. Hosted on the scenic Hellenic College Holy Cross campus, overlooking the beautiful Boston skyline, participants experience daily worship, visit local parishes, tour Boston, and spend a day at the beach. 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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