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Orthodox Youth Mission Team (OYMT) Leaves for ASP Trip to Trade, TN

Friday, July 06, 2018

JOHNSTOWN, PA --- [Diocesan Chancery]-- The Orthodox Youth Mission Team left this morning, July 7th from Holy Trinity in Danbury, CT to participate in the Appalachian Service Project (ASP) in Trade, TN. This marks OYMT’s 8th year of doing youth mission work. For the first time, OYMT will have its own pan Orthodox center in Appalachia and the program has expanded to include youth and adult leaders from Georgia, Maryland, Alabama and New Jersey/New York. 59 youth and adult leaders in all will come together to serve our Lord by working with families in Appalachia to help make their” homes warmer, safer and drier.” OYMT is led by the Very Rev. Fr. Luke Mihaly from Holy Trinity in Danbury. Read more...

Schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory For July and August 2018

Thursday, July 05, 2018

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa for July and August 2018 has been released by the Diocesan Chancery. Read more...

Register Now For 2018 National ACRY Convention & Diocesan Family Weekend

Sunday, June 24, 2018

JOHNSTOWN, PA [National ACRY] - Holy Ghost Orthodox Church and ACRY Chapter #30 will be the host of the 74th National Senior and 35th National Junior ACRY which will take place Labor Day weekend, August 31st through September 3rd, 2018 at Crowne Plaza Philadelphia - King of Prussia, 260 Mall Boulevard, King of Prussia, PA 19406. This is the same venue that hosted the 2014 ACRY Convention.

A rate of $109 (+ tax) for a double occupancy room has been secured for the weekend. These room rates are also secured for the day before the convention (Aug 30th) to allow everyone the opportunity to visit the area. Read more...

National Jr. ACRY Announces Annual Camp Essay Contest

Saturday, June 09, 2018

JOHNSTOWN, PA [National Junior ACRY] - If you’ve ever been to Camp Nazareth, chances are you can’t wait to go back. Wouldn’t it be great if you were able to go for free?

Each year, the National Jr. ACRY holds a Camp Essay Contest that anyone across the diocese can enter. If your essay is chosen as the winner, the National Jr. ACRY will pay for one full Diocesan week of camp if you are a National Jr. ACRY member. If you are not a member of the National Jr. ACRY, half of your camping week will be paid for. Read more...

Eternal Memory: +Mildred Paproski

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

JOHNSTOWN, PA - With profound sadness the Diocesan Chancery announces that Mildred Paproski, the mother of Very Rev. Protopresbyter Peter Paproski, reposed in the Lord on Tuesday, June 5, 2018.

Mildred Summers Paproski the wife of the late Henry Paproski, was born on August 28, 1930 in Danbury, CT to the late George and Harriett (Case) Summers and has been a life long Newtown, CT resident. She was a bookkeeper for Nutmeg Cleaners, and previously worked for Lovell’s Farm Equipment, and the Paproski family farm, Castle Hill Farm in Newtown. Read more...

Eternal Memory: +Pani Magdalene Blaschak

Monday, May 21, 2018

JOHNSTOWN, PA - With profound sadness the Diocesan Chancery announces that Pani Magdalene Blaschak, the wife of Fr. Thomas Blaschak, reposed in the Lord on Sunday, May 20, 2018.

Funeral arrangements for Pani Magdalene are as follow: Wednesday, May 23rd - 6:00 PM - Panachida at St. John’s Church, Hermitage with viewing and visitation at the Church until 8:00 PM. Thursday, May 24th - 11:00 AM - Funeral Service, St. John’s Church, Hermitage, PA with Interment in the Parish Cemetery, followed by a Memorial Meal in the Parish Hall. Read more...

2018 Diocesan Altar Boy Retreat

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

JOHNSTOWN, PA - Plans are underway for the Annual Altar Boy Retreat which will take place from Sunday evening, July 1st (Registration is from 6pm till 8 p.m.) until Wednesday, July 4th, 2018.

Our theme this year is the Who am I. The Altar Boys will be learning about themselves, each other and about God.

The Retreat will once again take place at Christ the Savior Seminary, Cathedral and Education Center in Johnstown and at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Windber, PA. This year's outing will be to Teen Quest Ranch in Somerset, PA Read more...

Camp Nazareth Family Camp 2018

Thursday, May 03, 2018

JOHNSTOWN, PA [Diocesan Chancery] -- Our Diocese is pleased to announce its sixth annual Family Camp at Camp Nazareth this year in conjunction with Family Day. The event is exactly what it sounds like. Families “camping” together in the Camp cabins and participating in a weekend of services, games, discussions, activities and challenges that are all designed to help families deepen their relationship with God and with one another.

This year’s theme – “Being Grateful for Your Family”. Come join His Grace Bishop Gregory in the beautiful environment of Camp Nazareth. Come and learn what it means to be a grateful family. Read more...

Schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory For May 2018

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa for May 2018 has been released by the Diocesan Chancery. Read more...

Golf Tournament To Be Held In Support Science and Nature Camp

Sunday, April 29, 2018

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- [Diocesan Chancery] we are pleased to announce the Inaugural Camp Nazareth Classic Golf Tournament. It will take place at the 4-Star 18 hole Championship Course at Traditions at the Glen Resort, Johnson City, NY on Sunday, June 10. A 1 PM shotgun start is scheduled for the Captain and Crew event. A delicious Awards Banquet will follow at St. Michael's Recreation Center catered by Orlando's with sides of St. Michal's renown holubki. Please mark the date on your calendar for a day of golf, fun and fellowship. Mixed and ladies teams are welcome. Golfers from our Diocesan parishes are invited and encouraged to participate. Advertising support is also being sought from our parishes as well. Read more...

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