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Win A Week At Camp - Enter JR ACRY Essay Contest!

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

JOHNSTOWN, PA [National Junior ACRY] - If you’ve ever been to Camp Nazareth, chances are you can’t wait to go back. Wouldn’t it be great if you were able to go for free? Each year, the National Jr. ACRY holds a Camp Essay Contest that anyone across the diocese can enter. If your essay is chosen as the winner, the National Jr. ACRY will pay for one full Diocesan week of camp if you are a National Jr. ACRY member. If you are not a member of the National Jr. ACRY, half of your camping week will be paid for. Read more...

Diocesan Youth Director Participates in International Orthodox Youth Workers Forum

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- [Diocesan Chancery] -- At the invitation of His All-Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, Orthodox Youth Workers from the various Eparchies of the Ecumenical Patriarchate throughout the world gathered in the queen of cities, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) from May 2-4, 2014 for an International Orthodox Youth Workers Forum. With the Blessing of His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa, Very Rev. Fr. Stephen Loposky, The Diocesan Director of Youth, represented the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA. The youth workers were called together by the Ecumenical Patriarch to participate in a forum for an exchange of opinions and experiences in order to deliberate on the vital subject of ministering to our youth with a view to establishing a youth network with the blessing of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. The participants spent time in formal session, listening to speakers presenting on various topics of interest to their common work in keeping youth connected to the Church. Read more...

Junior ACRY Scholarship and Award Deadlines Approaching

Monday, May 05, 2014

JOHNSTOWN - [National Jr. ACRY] - The deadline for submitting an application for a 2014 National Jr. ACRY Scholarship or Award is fast approaching! In order to be considered, all necessary forms and recommendation letter must be received by July 15th. Each year the Jr. ACRY offers scholarship and awards to Jr. ACRY members. We also offer an opportunity for local chapters to bring forward chapter proposals which will help our organization grow and make the changes she needs for us to all do the best work we can. We hope you will consider applying or submitting nominations for one or more of the schloarships and awards offered by the JR ACRY. Read more...

Youngstown Deanery Hosts Stewardship Workshop

Monday, May 05, 2014

HERMITAGE, PA -On Saturday, May 3rd, 2014, 25 clergy and lay leaders from the parishes of the Youngstown Deanery came together for a one-day Stewardship Conference. The event was held at Saint John's Church in Hermitage, PA. Following Morning Prayers and introductions, Fr. Frederick Watson, chairman of the Diocesan Stewardship Commission, gave two presentations on the meaning of stewardship and its implementation in parishes. Read more...

Archpastoral Letter On The First Annual Young Women's Retreat

Saturday, May 03, 2014

Dear Diocesan Parents and Children, This summer, our Diocese is pleased to offer a new event specifically for our young women. The First Annual Young Women’s Retreat will provide an opportunity for the young women of our Diocese to spend time in each other’s company, have fun, pray together, and learn about how God calls each woman to serve His church with her talents and abilities. This Retreat will take place concurrently with the Diocesan Altar Boy’s Retreat. In many ways, these separate experiences are meant to parallel each other, with each focusing on the experience, vocations, and unique gifts bestowed upon the young men and women of our Church. Read more...

ACRY Scholarship Application Deadline Approaching

Saturday, May 03, 2014

The deadline for submitting a 2014 National ACRY Scholarship application is fast approaching! In order to be considered, all necessary forms and recommendation letters must be received by June 1st. Each year the ACRY offers the following scholarships to ACRY members: Freshman, Sophmore, Junior, Senior/Metropolitan Orestes, Graduate, Trade/Technical, Seminarian and Mary Kay Wanchak Memorial. Read more...

Schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory For May 2014

Monday, April 28, 2014

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa for May 2014, has been released by the Diocesan Chancery. Read more...

Diocesan Clergy To Meet At Camp Nazareth

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

MERCER, PA - [Camp Nazareth Retreat and Conference Center] - Diocesan Clergy will meet at Camp Nazareth in Mercer, PA, for the 2014 Clergy Retreat in two separate venues, beginning tomorrow, Bright Wednesday (April 23, 2014). Diocesan priests will meet with His Grace, Bishop Gregory from Bright Wednesday through Bright Friday ( April 23-25, 2014) and Diocesan Deacons, Subdeacons and Readers from Bright Friday through the afternoon of Bright Saturday. Read more...

Archpastoral Letter For Pascha 2014

Saturday, April 19, 2014

On this great and glorious feast of Pascha—the Resurrection of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, our hearts are filled with tremendous joy, our souls are transformed and we bask in the Light of Truth. I wish to share with you the inspiring, uplifting and brilliant homily of our Father among the Saints, Athanasius the Great. Brethren, how fine a thing it is to move from festival to festival, from prayer to prayer, from holy day to holy day. The time is now at hand when we enter on a new beginning: the proclamation of the blessed Passover, in which the Lord was sacrificed. We feed as on the food of life, we constantly refresh our souls with His precious blood, as from a fountain. Read more...

Cathedral Announces 2014 Holy Week Schedule

Friday, April 11, 2014

JOHNSTOWN, PA --- The Very Rev. Protopresbyter Robert Buczak has announced today, the following schedule of live broadcasts of Holy Week and Paschal Services at Christ the Saviour Cathedral: Matins of Holy Friday (Reading of 12 Passion Gospels) -Thursday April 17, 2014 - 7:00 pm; Holy Friday Vespers - Fri April 18, 2014 - 7:00pm; Resurrection Matins - Sat. April 19, 2014 - 8:00 pm. Read more...

 

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