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2010 Patriarchal Encyclical on Great and Holy Lent

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Beloved brothers and sisters, children in the Lord, Tomorrow, we enter the period of Holy and Great Lent. In the Lenten vespers of Forgiveness chanted this evening, we shall hear the sacred hymnographer urging us to "begin the time of fasting with joy, submitting ourselves to spiritual struggle" in preparing to welcome the great Passion and joyful Resurrection of our divine-human Lord Read more...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to Appear on 60 Minutes Program Sunday Dec 13, 2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

NEW YORK – [Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America] His All Holiness Bartholomew, the spiritual leader of 300 million Orthodox Christians who constitute the second largest Christian denomination in the world, will be featured on the CBS News program 60 Minutes reported by Bob Simon, scheduled to air on Sunday, December 20, 2009 at 7 p.m. EST. Read more...

Turkish Government Seeks Formulas to Open Halki Seminary

Sunday, December 13, 2009

ISTANBUL, TURKEY -- As part of the government’s “democratic initiative” to extend minority rights, Turkey’s Education Ministry has been working on two formulas to re-open the Greek Halki seminary on Heybeliada, one of the Princes’ Islands off Istanbul. Read more...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to Visit the USA

Friday, October 02, 2009

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas has been invited and will take part in liturgical celebrations and meetings with His All-Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I during his upcoming Archpastoral Visit to the United States from October 20 - November 6, 2009. Read more...

Diocese Invited to International Youth Conference

Saturday, June 02, 2007

JOHNSTOWN, PA - His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas has announced our diocese has been invited to participate in an International Youth Conference which will take place From July 11-16, 2007 in Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey). Hosted by His All-Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the conference will include young men and women from all of the Holy Metropolitanates of the Ecumenical Throne from all around the world, from sister Orthodox Churches, from various Monastic Brotherhoods and Sisterhoods, form other Christian Churches and Confessions, from Orthodox Theological faculties, Academies, Institutes and Seminaries, from International Ecclesiasical Organizations, from International Youth Associations and Cultural Institutions, as well as from the local Christian Churches. The theme of the conference will be "Members of the Church - Citizens of the World." Read more...

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