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Orthodox Youth Mission Team Arrives In Alaska!

Friday, July 07, 2017

JOHNSTOWN, PA [Diocesan Chancery] --- The 2017 Orthodox Youth Mission Team (OYMT) has arrived safely in Alaska. With the assistance of the Orthodox Christian Mission Center, (OCMC) The team will be participating in a week long mission trip in Napaskiak, Alaska. The team of high youth and adult leaders from parishes of the Carpatho- Russian, Orthodox Church in American and the Greek Orthodox Dioceses are excited for this opportunity to serve the Lord and put their faith to work. While in Napaskiak, they will be involved in a church construction project and will be assisting with an Orthodox Youth Camp program. Read more...

JR ACRY Visits St. John The Compassionate Mission.

Friday, July 07, 2017

JOHNSTOWN, PA [National Jr. ACRY] -- From July 5 -7, 2017. A delegation from the National Junior ACRY traveled to St. John The Compassionate Mission in Toronto, Ontario, Canada to share in the work of the Mission.

While at the Mission, the youth, led by National Jr. ACRY Spiritual Advisor, Very Rev. Miles Zdinak, offered their assistance with meal preparation and other projects of benefit to the mission.

They also had the opportunity to meet with youth from St. Silouan the Athonite Mission Parish and take in a sight seeing tour of downtown Toronto. Read more...

Schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory For July and August 2017

Thursday, June 29, 2017

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa for July and August 2017 has been released by the Diocesan Chancery. Read more...

Register Now For 2017 National ACRY Convention & Diocesan Family Weekend

Saturday, June 17, 2017

JOHNSTOWN, PA [National ACRY] - The St. Nicholas ACRY Chapter #11- Homestead will be the host of the 73rd National Senior and 34th National Junior ACRY which will take place Labor Day weekend, September 1st through the 4th, 2017 at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott at 777 Aten Road, Coraopolis, PA 15108. The hotel is conveniently located off of Interstate 376 with free shuttle service to and from the Pittsburgh International Airport.

A rate of $99 (+ tax) for a double occupancy room has been secured for the weekend. These room rates are also secured for the day before/after the convention (Aug 31st & September 5th respectively). Read more...

Eternal Memory: Protopresbyter Elias Kozar (Updated 6/14/17)

Saturday, June 10, 2017

JOHNSTOWN, PA - With great sorrow, the Diocesan Chancery announces the falling asleep in the Lord of Very Rev. Protopresbyter Elias Kozar, Pastor Emeritus of St. Mary's Orthodox Church of Yonkers, NY. early this morning (Sunday June 11, 2017).

Father Elias was born on January 19, 1926 in Dickson City, Pennsylvania, the son of Elias, Sr. and Anna Kozar. On January 25, 1948 he was married to Anna Yanoscik and he was ordained to the Holy Priesthood by His Eminence, Metropolitan Orestes Chornock on February 1, 1948 in Saint Nicholas Orthodox Church on 10th Street in New York City. He was elevated to Protopresbyter in October, 1976 by His Grace, +Bishop John Martin.

Father Elias served as Dean of the Eastern Seaboard Deanery which consisted of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut and President of the Westchester, NY Orthodox Clergy Fellowship. Read more...

Schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory For June 2017

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa for June 2017 has been released by the Diocesan Chancery. Read more...

Metropolitan Philotheos of Meloa Falls Asleep in the Lord

Saturday, May 13, 2017

JOHNSTOWN, PA - With Great sorrow, the Diocesan Chancery announces the falling asleep in the Lord of Metropolitan Philotheos of Meloa, the sole surviving Consecrator of His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas on May 11, 2017 following a short illness. Read more...

Diocese Mourns The Loss Of Two Dedicated Priests.

Friday, May 12, 2017

JOHNSTOWN, PA [Diocesan Chancery] The words of the Holy Apostle and Evangelist John, "I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last" (Revelation 22:13) come to mind as His Grace, Bishop Gregory and the clergy and faithful of the Diocese mourn the passing to eternal life of both a junior and a senior priest of the Diocese within a twenty four hour period. Read more...

Eternal Memory: Fr. William George (Updated 5/10/17)

Saturday, May 06, 2017

JOHNSTOWN, PA - It is with great sorrow that His Grace, Bishop Gregory announces, the falling asleep in the Lord of Fr. William George, Pastor of Sts Peter and Paul Church of Rockaway, NJ late in the evening of Friday May 5, 2017 as a result of fatal injuries sustained in a car accident earlier that day.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Thurs., May 11th – reception of the body into SS. Peter and Paul Church, Rockaway, NJ with the Church opened the remainder of the day. Priest’s Parastas at 7 PM.

Fri., May 12th – 10 AM Funeral Liturgy followed by interment in the parish cemetery.

The clergy and faithful of the Diocese are kindly asked to keep the newly departed Priest William and his Pani Amy and their family and the Parish Community of Sts. Peter and Paul in their prayers. Read more...

Eternal Memory: Protopresbyter Ronald Hazuda (Updated 5/8/17)

Friday, May 05, 2017

JOHNSTOWN, PA - With great sorrow, the Diocesan Chancery announces the falling asleep in the Lord of Very Rev. Protopresbyter Ronald Hazuda on Thursday, May 5, 2017.

Born July 18, 1935 in Coaldale, Pa. he was a son of the late George, Sr. and Bertha (Medinci) Hazuda. He graduated from Nesquehoning High School and attended Penn State University and Christ the Saviour Seminary in Johnstown, Pa. where he graduated with a Licentiate of Theology. He later graduated from Gannon University with his B.A. Degree.

Fr. Ronald was ordained to the Holy Priesthood by His Eminence, Metropolitan Orestes on June 8, 1958. He served his first pastorate as administrator of SS. Peter & Paul Church in Newark, N.J. for 14 months. In 1959 he was assigned to St. Nicholas Orthodox Church of Erie, PA where he served as pastor for over 52 years with piety, strength and unwavering faith. Read more...

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