Bright Friday and Family Day Celebrations at Camp Nazareth
April 15, 2006
JOHNSTOWN, PA - His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas has
issued the following Statement regarding the celebration of The Feast of the
Theotokos of the Life-Giving Font and Family Day at Camp Nazareth.
To the Very Reverend and Reverend Fathers, and Beloved Faithful of this
Glory to Jesus Christ!
I am pleased to announce the celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of the
Life-Giving Font and St. George at Camp Nazareth on Friday, April
Resurrection Matins will be served at 9 am at the Sts. Cyril and Methodios
Camp Church, with the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at 10 am, with a procession
around the church. A paschal meal will be served in the Dining Hall
I heartily encourage clergy and faithful to attend, especially those who are
in the vicinity of Camp Nazareth. I mean this celebration of Bright Friday at
Camp Nazareth to be an annual event, so I expect your best effort to attend, and
to encourage your parishioners to participate as well.
Clergy are to wear white vestments and to bring their own prayer books. They
are to vest in the Heritage Center area (the lower level under the Church). They
are to maintain a respectful silence in the Sanctuary.
Please apprise Fr. Michael Ellis at Camp Nazareth - no later than Holy
Wednesday, April 19th - of your intention to attend, along with an estimate of
how many of your parishioners who will also be in attendance.
Please remember, too, that the Diocesan Family Day is scheduled for Sunday,
June 4th. That event will celebrate, especially, the 30th Anniversary of the
Groundbreaking at Camp Nazareth. This is an important prelude to the 30th
Anniversary celebrations we are planning for 2007. Make every effort to
encourage your faithful to attend this year's Family Day.