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Uzhorod Cathedral of Holy Cross

Metropolitan Nicholas Honored on The 27th Anniversary of His Consecration as Bishop

Saturday, March 13, 2010

STRATFORD, CT -- His Eminence was joined this evening by the Parish Priests of the New England Deanery and friends on the twenty-seventh anniversary of his consecration as Bishop at a dinner in his honor at the Shell Station Restaurant. Read more...

Metropolitan Nicholas Begins Archpastoral Visitation to The New England Deanery

Friday, March 12, 2010

BRIDGEPORT, CT --- His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas began his Archpastoral Visitation to the New England Deanery this evening with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy of Presanctified Gifts at St. John the Baptist, Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Church of Bridgeport, CT. Read more...

"The Wise Thief "- A Theological Reflection On the Passion of Christ - By Seminarian David Mastroberte

Friday, March 12, 2010

One of the most poignant and stirring scenes in Saint Luke’s account of Christ’s Passion is that of the good criminal. We often call him the “good thief” or the “penitent thief” following Matthew and Mark who refer to thieves being crucified with Jesus, but since Luke calls them “criminals” I will use that designation Read more...

Diocesan College Student Participates in Real Break Trip to Jerusalem

Thursday, March 11, 2010

BINGHAMTON, NY --- Nicole DelVillano, a freshman at SUNY Platsburgh, and a member of St. Michael's Church will be participating in the Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) Real Break Trip to the Holy Land. Read more...

Central Regional Lenten Retreat Well Attended

Sunday, March 07, 2010

HOMESTEAD, PA -- The first of three regional Diocesan Lenten Retreats was held yesterday at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Homestead, PA. Sponsored by the National ACRY, the retreat drew more than 100 participants. Usually held at Camp Nazareth, this year Read more...

Theological Reflection On the Exaltation of the Cross - By Seminarian Joseph Gingrich

Sunday, March 07, 2010

As Orthodox Christians we not only adore the Cross, but we see it as the very path which leads to our salvation. At the heart of the way of the Cross we walk is the Slavonic word podvig, which translates as struggle, but, it can also mean asceticism. The Cross of Christ which is the Cross we must also take up and bear is a podvig. Read more...

Record Number to Attend Central Diocesan Lenten Retreat

Thursday, March 04, 2010

HOMESTEAD, PA -- The National ACRY is pleased to report that a record number of diocesan faithful and friends have registered to participate in this coming Saturday, March 6th's Central Region Diocesan Lenten Retreat. The retreat is sponsored by the National ACRY and is being hosted by St. Nicholas Orthodox Church of Homestead, PA. Read more...

Theological Reflection On the Passion of Christ - By Seminarian David Mastroberte

Saturday, February 27, 2010

During the Great Fast, as we look forward to Great and Holy Week, we begin to turn our attention to Our Lord’s Passion. When thinking about the Passion, our focus is frequently on its physical characteristics: the nails, the spear, the crown of thorns, the scourging, and the fatigue of carrying the Cross.Without downplaying the intensity and significance of the physical suffering of Christ, we cannot overlook the mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of the Passion Read more...

Daily Lives of Saints Podcast To Debut Monday

Friday, February 26, 2010

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The Diocesan Chancery is pleased to announce that a daily lives of the saints podcast, produced by the Diocesan Apostolate For Youth will debut on March 1, 2010. Read more...

A Modest Lenten Request

Thursday, February 25, 2010

TORONTO -- St. John the Compassionate Mission is asking assistance from those who wish to respond to the gospel command to help. "the least of these My brethren" in a tangible way. At St. John the Compassionate Mission, a person can be fed and kept warm throughout the entire winter for $75.00 Read more...


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