Press Releases - 2003

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Archpastoral Letter for the Nativity 2003

Wednesday, December 24, 2003

In the beginning, God created the world, the universe, and all that is therein. From the dust of the earth, He formed the body of the first man Adam and breathed life into him. From Adam's side, He extracted a rib and formed with it the body of his helpmate Eve. Together Adam and Eve lived in peace. harmony, purity, and sinlessness But then Satan caused them to sin, and the first couple fell from grace and were cast out of Paradise due to their pride and disobedience. Mankind became brutish and beast like. Disease, corruption, and death entered into the world. But even from that very moment, God had already made His promise of salvation to His children. Read more...

SCOBA Encyclical for Cheesefare Sunday 2003

Monday, December 08, 2003

We greet you in peace as we begin the season of Great and Holy Lent, the forty-day journey toward the feast of the glorious Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Along this journey, we are presented with the magnificent task of drawing closer to God, of being filled with His inexhaustible love, and of spiritually renewing ourselves through prayer, through fasing and through acts of charity. As we worship and minister together, may we rejoice in the treasure which is our Orthodox Christian faith. May we progress also in the knowledge that Christ invites us to share this faith with others, so that they too become members of the household of God (Ephesians 2: 19b). Read more...

Memory Eternal: Very Rev. Protopresbyter Stephen Sedor

Saturday, November 29, 2003

PERTH AMBOY, NJ - Early this morning the Very Rev. Protopresbyter Stephen Sedor fell-asleep-in-the-Lord. Father Stephen, Pastor Emeritus of St. John The Baptist Church, Perth Amboy, NJ, Past Diocesan Consistory Member, former editor of The Church Messenger, and pioneer in the Orthodox Religious Education Initiatives in our Diocese and on the Pan Orthodox Level, will lie in state in St. John's Church, Perth Amboy, N.J. on Tuesday Afternoon, (December 2) from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The Office of Burial for a Priest will take place Tuesday at 7:00 pm. Read more...

2003 Diocesan Educational Conference

Saturday, September 20, 2003

JOHNSTOWN, PA - The following information regarding the 2003 Know Your Faith Educational Conference has been released by the Diocesan Religious Education Commission: Crown Them With Glory & Honor: Orthodox Perspectives on Christian Marriage: Challenges In Modern Life Read more...

Metropolitan Nicholas To Be Guest On CRL Radio Program

Friday, August 01, 2003

JOHNSTOWN, PA - His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas, was invited to participate in the Saturday August 23rd Program by Father Christopher Metropulos, Pastor of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the founder and editor of the radio program. Read more...

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