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Diocesan Retreats Well Received

Monday, April 22, 2013

JOHNSTOWN, PA [Diocesan Chancery] -- This past weekend, scores of faithful of the Eastern Seaboard and Western Regions of the Diocese retreated from the world to spiritually rejuvinate themselves at the Annual Lenten Retreats sponsored by the National Senior ACRY. On Saturday April 20, 2013, Holy Ghost Orthodox Church of Phoenixville, PA was the host for the Eastern Regional Retreat. His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa was the retreat master and was assisted by Fr Peter Zarynow of Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church of Potomac Maryland and Mr Theodore (Theo) Nikolakis, Chief Information Officer of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Read more...

Bishop Gregory Makes First Pastoral Visit To Windber, PA

Thursday, April 18, 2013

WINDBER, PA -- On Sunday April 14, 2013, His Grace, Bishop Gregory made his first pastoral visitation to Sts. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Windber PA. His Grace celebrated the Hierarchical Divine LIturgy, assisted by Very Rev. Fr. Miles Zdinak, Pastor of Sts. Peter and Paul Church. At the conclusion of Divine Liturgy, His Grace, engaged in a dialogue with the faithful and youth in attendance. Following Liturgy, a Lenten Brunch in honor of His Grace was held in the parish hall. Read more...

Jr. ACRY Announces Annual Camp Essay Contest

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- [JR ACRY] Camp Nazareth is a place that our diocesan youth love to go during the summer. 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 Read more...

Metropolitan Methodios of Boston Issues Statement in Response To the Terrorist Attack in Boston

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- Dear faithful of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA and friends, we offer our prayers and condolences for all those who were injured and lost their lives in the aftermath of yesterday's terrorist attack in Boston. We share with you the following statement issued yesterday by His Eminence, Metropolitan Methodios of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston: Read more...

Bishop Gregory Visits Niles, IL Parish and Gives Keynote Speech at IOCC Dinner

Saturday, April 13, 2013

CHICAGO, IL -- His Grace Bishop Gregory traveled to Chicago at the invitation of IOCC (International Orthodox Christian Charities) to be the Keynote Speaker at the Annual Pan-Orthodox Grand Banquet benefiting IOCC on Thursday, April 11, 2013. While in Chicago, he made a pastoral visit to Saint Michael's Orthodox Church in nearby Niles, Illinois. On Wednesday evening, April 10, 2013. Bishop Gregory joined the faithful at Saint Michael's for the Lenten Service of the Moleben to the Holy Cross. Bishop Gregory was welcomed to the Parish by Church President Geary Foltman, in the traditional Slavic fashion with bread and salt and Father Samuel Sherry, pastor with the hand cross. Read more...

Eternal Memory: Very Rev. Fr. Stephen Kundla

Thursday, April 11, 2013

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The Diocesan Chancery has been informed that the Very Rev. Fr. Stephen Kundla, Pastor of St. Michael's Church in Clymer, PA fell-asleep-in-the Lord, yesterday, April 10, 2013. Read more...

Diocesan Faithful and Friends Are Invited To Attend Annual Bowling Tournament

Thursday, April 11, 2013

AMBRIDGE, PA -- [National ACRY] Plans are in the works for the Annual Metropolitan Orestes Memorial Bowling Tournament, sponsored by the National ACRY which will take place next month in Pittsburgh, PA over Memorial Day weekend. Diocesan faithful and friends are cordially invited by members of St. John The Baptist Orthodox Church of Ambridge PA, ACRY Chapter, to spend an enjoyable weekend of bowling, Christian Fellowship and worship. All are welcome and need not be ACRY members to take part. Read more...

Eastern Regional Lenten Retreat Update

Thursday, April 11, 2013

JOHNSTOWN, PA ---The deadline for reservations for the Eastern Regional Lenten Retreat, which will take place on Saturday April 20, 2013 at Holy Ghost Orthodox Church, Phoenixville, PA, has been extended until Sunday April 14, 2013. Please contact Mrs. Tracey Bilanin at tbilanin@yahoo.com or (484) 624-4664 to make your reservations. A great day is planned and will include a presentation by His Grace Bishop Gregory presentation on the topic Repentance and Confession. He will be assisted by Mr. Theodore Nicolakis Read more...

Seminarians Arrive Safely in Toronto

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

TORONTO -- On April 9, 2013, the Seminarians from Christ the Saviour Seminary, accompanied by the Very Rev. Jonathan Tobias began a week pilgrimage to St. John the Compassionate Mission in Toronto, Canada. This trip is part of a credited course in Orthodox Missiology, and is designed to expose the students to the multi-facited ministries of this far reaching mission. Arriving in the early evening, the Seminarians were greeted at the Mission by Deacon Pawel Mucha, the prefect of the Lived Theology School. After a brief tour of the Mission complex, the Seminarians retired to Lorimel House, the home of the Lived Theology School, where they will find lodging during their stay. They were treated to a delicious Lenten supper. Read more...

Seminarians To Experience Life At St. John The Compassionate Mission

Monday, April 08, 2013

JOHNSTOWN, PA [Christ The Saviour Seminary] -- Eight seminarians from Christ the Saviour Seminary, with Very Rev Fr Jonathan Tobias, will travel to the St John the Compassionate Mission in Toronto on Tuesday, April 9th. They will stay there until Monday, April 15th. During the week, the seminarians will be helping in the work of the Mission in the Mission’s many various ministries. Read more...

 

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