News Updates From The Chancery

JOHNSTOWN, PA --  The Diocesan Chancery wishes to bring to the attention of diocesan clergy and faithful the following news updates and reminders :

Special Assembly of Diocesan Priests 

The Special Assembly of Diocesan Priests will take place on July 14, 2012 at  Christ the Saviour Cathedral  in Johnstown, PA. Divine Liturgy, presided over by Archbishop Demetrios, will begin at 9:00 am with the election immediately following.  A special informational webpage has been created where the most up to date information will be posted:

Hotel Information: Clergy and guests will be  lodged at the Holiday Inn Downtown, 250 Market Street, Johnstown, PAA room rate of $79.99 per night (plus tax) for accommodations with either one king or two double beds has been arranged. Note: there is a modest $3 per car/per day parking fee.  To secure this special rate, room reservations can be made by calling the Holiday Inn Downtown Johnstown at (814) 535-7777  or (800)-433-5663.  Rooms must be booked under the group code  'Christ the Saviour Cathedral’.

Reservations must be made by June 29, 2012.

Meal Reservations: Following the election, a luncheon will be served at Christ the Saviour Educational Center.  There is a charge of $15 per adult and $7.50 for children under 12. Reservations must be made in advance, no tickets will be sold at the door. 

It is requested that each diocesan parish submit reservations for all who will be attending on a special reservation form that can be downloaded by Clicking Here.

Reservations must be made by July 6th.  No exceptions will be made.

General Questions: Any questions pertaining to any aspect of the Special Assembly of Diocesan Priests can be directed to Protopresbyter Frank P. Miloro, Diocesan Chancellor at (814) 539-9143 or

Meet and Greet Sessions: Diocesan clergy and faithful had the opportunity to meet and greet  Archimandrite Grigorios who is a candidate for the Ruling Hierarch of the Diocese,  during the Camp Nazareth Family Day celebration on June 10 and  at St. George's Orthodox Church in Taylor, PA on June 19th.  

View Photos and Videos From Family Day Here:

View Photos From Gathering in Taylor Here:

Diocesan Altarboy Retreat 2012 -  The Annual Altarboy Retreat will take place at Christ the Saviour Cathedral and Seminary in Johnstown from July 1-4, 2012.  Parents are urged to encourage their sons to attend.  Absolute Deadline for registration has been extended to Friday June 22, 2012. 

Learn More and Register On-Line At:

Camp Nazareth - Registration Deadline  for the 2012 Diocesan Camping Sessions is July 1, 2012. For More Information and To Register.

Bishop John Camperships - Financial aid is available for diocesan youth participating in the Summer camping program at Camp Nazareth through the Bishop John Campership Program.  Parents who are experiencing a financial hardship are asked to contact their parish priest  who will forward a request to the Camp Director. These camperships are made possible through the beneficence of the National ACRY.

Junior ACRY Mission Trip to To St. John the Compassionate Mission in Toronto -  The Lenten Youth Project sponsored by the Junior ACRY was a huge success! Over $1000 was raised to support the needs of St. John the Compassionate Mission.  A mission team comprised of officers and members of the Jr. ACRY accompanied by National Junior and Senior ACRY Spiritual advisors, will hand deliver the proceeds of the lenten project and participate in the daily outreach of the mission from July 10-13 , 2012. 

Diocesan Apostolate For Youth: Diocesan youth are encouraged to submit reflections, articles and news to be included in the Daylight youth newsletter.  For more information and to submit information for publication please email Fr. Michael Chendorain, the editor of  Daylight  at

Diocesan Apostolate For Christian Education - On Line Bible Study - Want to better understand Holy Scripture from an Orthodox Christian Perspective?  Join  Very Rev. Protopresbyter Kenneth Bachofsky, pastor of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Warren, Ohio and Professsor of Sacred Scripture at Christ the Saviour Seminary in Johnstown, PA live on Saturday evenings at 5:00 pm (through the end of June)  as he discusses the Gospel of St. Matthew.

You may also view archived lectures on-line or download audio mp3's to your Ipod, Ipad, Iphone or MP3 players.

Learn More Here: 

Distinguished Diocesan Donors - 2012 Campaign  -  The Distinguished Diocesan Donor's Program is on the path of growth! Distinguished Donors responded last year, with contributions totaling $145,454, an 83% increase from 2010. Glory to God! 

Please support your diocese this year and consider helping us continue on this path of growth for the Distinguished Diocesan Donor Program.  There are many needs at Camp Nazareth, our technology ministries and other apostolates.  With your help, together we can continue to advance our diocese and further the Kingdom of Heaven on earth.  To learn more about the Distinguished Diocesan Donor Program or to donate online please visit

ACRY - 2012 National Convention - The 2012 ACRY Convention will be hosted by the Christ the Saviour Cathedral Chapter in Johnstown, PA Labor Day Weekend (August 31 - Sept 3) - An exciting weekend of worship, fellowship and fun has been planned and all ACRY Chapters are urged to participate.  The following information regarding discount hotel rates and deadlines has been released by the Convention Planning Committee:   

Make hotel reservations NOW! Holiday Inn – Johnstown reduced convention rate: Guestrooms: $99.99/night + 9% tax,  Parking fee: $3.00/night for overnight guests only.

Deadline for reduced rate: Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012

Regular rate after deadline: $159.99 + tax. Each individual must make his/her own reservations at 1-(800) 433-5663 or 

ACRY - July-August Deadlines: The following forms are due (must be postmarked) by July 1, 2012 These are to be sent to the National ACRY President Nicholas Dzubak.

Due July 1, 2012:

- Individual Achievement Award
- Chapter Achievement Award
- Sunday School Teachers Award
- Chapter Proposal Forms
- Scholarship Donation (send to National Financial Secretary Barbara Fitzgerald)

Due August 1, 2012:

- Delegate Forms? (send to National Financial Secretary Barbara Fitzgerald)
- ACRY Ambassador

All forms can be downloaded from ACRY website at:

Liturgical Resources:  

Vespers propers for the Third Sunday After Pentecost ( Resurrectional Tone 2)  can be downloaded here:

Benefit Golf Outing:  St John the Baptist Orthodox Church of East Pittsburgh PA is hosting a Golf outing on Saturday July 14, 2012 at the Valley Green Country Club in Greensburg, PA. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Christ the Saviour Seminary and Camp Nazareth.  Cost is $95 per person and includes green fees, cart, refreshments and steak dinner.  For more information and to register contact Bob Perevuznik, Sr. at (412) 823-2160 or

Click To Download Informational Flier Here

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Diocesan Priest Convocation - Camp Nazareth

Apr 17

Readers, Sub-deacons and Deacons Retreat - Camp Nazareth

Apr 20

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