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Ordination of Fr. Elijah Bremer

Monday, August 28, 2006

JOHNSTOWN, PA - On Monday, August 28th at Christ the Saviour Cathedral, His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas ordained Deacon Elijah Bremer to the Holy Priesthood. The ordination took place during the Divine Liturgy for the feast of the Dormition of the Most Holy Birth-giver of God, and the responses were sung in Church Slavonic by the Women's Choir of the Church of the Dormition in Jarabina, Slovakia. Attending His Eminence at the altar was: Very Rev. Frank Miloro, Dean and Cathedral Pastor, Very Rev. Hieromonk Matthias, Very Rev. Fr. Dan Donovan (retired, OCA), Rev. Fr. Jeff Zias, Rev. Fr. Michael Ellis, Rev. Fr. Matthew Moriak, and Rev. Fr. Matthew Conjelko. Protodeacon Emil Gulick and Hieromonk Matthias presented Deacon Elijah as a candidate for ordination, and Fr. Deacon Oleg Aminov served as second deacon. Also in attendance were other clergy from the Johnstown Deanery. Read more...

Diocesan Youth Sojourn Underway

Saturday, August 26, 2006

MERCER, PA - A historic first in the diocese is presently underway this weekend at Camp Nazareth. Organized and hosted by the Diocesan Apostolate for Youth, the Youth Sojourn Retreat has attracted more than 50 of our diocesan youth from across the diocese. The Diocesan Apostolate for Youth was established by Metropolitan Nicholas to meet the spiritual needs of our diocesan youth, providing guidance to their pastors, parish workers and parents who are entrusted with their care. The mission of the Diocesan Apostolate for youth is to evangelize our youth, and encourage their active participation in the life of the Church. Read more...

Summer Pilgrimage 2006

Friday, August 11, 2006

Inaugurating the 100th Anniversary of the transposition of the Carpatho-Rusin Plain Chant into Western Notation by Fr. John Boksaj; the Inauguration of the 50th Anniversary of the Diocesan Altar Boy Retreat Program; and the 20th Anniversary of the Diocesan Deacons' Retreat Program Read more...

Youth Ministry Newsletter is Published

Thursday, July 13, 2006

JOHNSTOWN, PA - His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas, has announced the publication of a new quarterly youth ministry newsletter titled Day Light. While primarily geared for our youth, there will be columns with information for parents, pastors and youth workers. Read more...

2006 Diocesan Sobor Concludes

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

JOHNSTOWN, PA - The 20th Diocesan Council/Sobor of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese which was held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Old Greenwich, CT concluded today, after three days of prayer, education, deliberation and fellowship. Read more...

Youth Census & Youth Sojourn Deadlines

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

OLD GREENWICH, CT - His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas at the Tuesday General Sobor session reminded the clergy and delegates present that the Youth Census which was forwarded to all diocesan parishes by the Diocesan Apostolate for Youth has been completed by less than half of the parishes of the diocese. He stressed its absolute importance in effectively ministering to our diocesan youth. With the results of this census, a database with the names, addresses and contact information of all diocesan youth from birth to age 22 will be compiled. All parishes who have not completed it need to do so immediately and forward same to Fr. Andrew Fetchina. Read more...

Pani Dolores Hazuda Reposes in the Lord

Friday, June 30, 2006

ERIE, PA - Pani Dolores Hazuda, the wife of the Very Rev. Protopresbyter Ronald Hazuda, fell asleep in the Lord last evening, after suffering a stroke. Pani Dolores, a native of the Johnstown Cathedral was the daughter of the late Professor Andrew Panchisin. Read more...

Archpastoral Letter for Pentecost 2006

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Pentecost is not really the birthday of the Church, for the Church began with Creation, the bodiless powers, and Adam. Pentecost is, however, the celebration of something new and radically different, as Peter quoted the Prophet Joel in his homily: And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out My Spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions. For upon My servants and upon my handmaids in those days will I pour out of My Spirit, and they shall prophesy. Read more...

St. Sophia Orthodox Christian School Benefit Golf Tournament

Thursday, June 08, 2006

JOHNSTOWN, PA - St. Sophia Orthodox Christian School will host its Second Annual Benefit Golf Tournament on Saturday, July 1, 2006 at Champion Lakes Golf Course in Ligonier PA. All diocesan faithful are asked to support this worthwhile cause. In particular, in addition to participating as a golfer, sponsors for holes, golf carts and refreshments at the cost of $50.00 are also being solicited Read more...

Altarboy Retreat 2006

Monday, May 15, 2006

JOHNSTOWN, PA - His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas has announced today, that plans are underway for the Annual Altarboy's Retreat which will take place from June 25-28, 2006 at Christ the Saviour Seminary and Cathedral. The Very Rev. David Cochran has been appointed director of this year's retreat. Read more...

 

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