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Diocesan Readers, Subdeacons & Deacons Gather in Johnstown

Sunday, December 20, 2009

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- Despite a significant winter snowstorm, a record number of Diocesan Readers, Subdeacons and Deacons have gathered in Johnstown, this weekend (Dec 18-20, 2009) for the Annual Readers and Deacons Retreat hosted by Christ the Saviour Seminary and Cathedral. Read more...

Archbishop Demetrios of America Delivers Lecture: St. Paul the Apostle of Joy

Saturday, December 19, 2009

NEW YORK, NY -- A video of a lecture presented by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese on December 9, 2009 at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT entitled "St. Paul the Apostle of Joy" is now posted on line. Read more...

Reflections on Diocesan Missionary Work in the Canadian Vineyard

Saturday, December 19, 2009

In his letter to our 2009 Diocesan Sobor our Patriarch said, “We must always draw life from the Liturgy of our Church; and at the same time, we cannot forget to respond to the needs of our neighbor, especially during these difficult times in our world. The Church becomes the Church when it identifies with the most vulnerable.” These words sum up the essence of St John the Compassionate Mission Read more...

Archbishop Job of Chicago Reposes in The Lord

Saturday, December 19, 2009

JOHNSTOWN, PA - The Chancery was saddened to learn that His Eminence Archbishop Job (Osacky) of the Midwest Diocese of the Orthodox Church in America, died unexpectedly yesterday, Dec 18, 2009. Read more...

News and Needs: St John the Compassionate Mission Releases Christmas Newsletter

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- St. John the Compassionate Mission has just released its Christmas 2009 Newsletter which outlines the incredible philanthropic works, accomplished by this exemplary Apostolate of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA. Read more...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to Appear on 60 Minutes Program Sunday Dec 13, 2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

NEW YORK – [Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America] His All Holiness Bartholomew, the spiritual leader of 300 million Orthodox Christians who constitute the second largest Christian denomination in the world, will be featured on the CBS News program 60 Minutes reported by Bob Simon, scheduled to air on Sunday, December 20, 2009 at 7 p.m. EST. Read more...

Turkish Government Seeks Formulas to Open Halki Seminary

Sunday, December 13, 2009

ISTANBUL, TURKEY -- As part of the government’s “democratic initiative” to extend minority rights, Turkey’s Education Ministry has been working on two formulas to re-open the Greek Halki seminary on Heybeliada, one of the Princes’ Islands off Istanbul. Read more...

Sts Cyril and Methodius Seminary Announces Courses for Spring 2010

Thursday, December 10, 2009

PITTSBURGH -- The Byzantine Catholic Seminary has announced course offerings for the Spring 2010 semester. The semester runs from January 11 through April 22, 2010. Read more...

Christ the Saviour Seminarians Participate in OISM Encounter

Thursday, December 10, 2009

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- On the weekend of November 6th through 8th, three students from Christ the Saviour Seminary—Subdeacon Joseph Gingrich, Subdeacon Gregory Robel and Reader David Mastroberte—represented our seminary at the Fall meeting of the Orthodox Inter-Seminary Movement (OISM) held at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, MA. Read more...

How To Guide For Forming Pilgrimages Posted on Witness Stand Youth Blog

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Forming a Pilgrimage is both simple and rewarding. Each time we visit a Church or Monastery we open up the opportunity to experience growth and the strengthening of our Orthodox Faith. During visits to monasteries, it is not uncommon for relics of saints to be brought out for veneration or to have the opportunity to meet fellow pilgrims. Read more...

 

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