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Archpastoral Statement on the Annual March for Life 2006

Thursday, January 05, 2006

The National Right to Life March will be held on Monday, January 23, 2006 in our nation's capital. It will be the 33rd March, since the Supreme Court legislated a new law in the land in 1973, legalizing abortion on demand. Once again, I urge you to fervently support the Pro-Life cause in prayer, in service and in donations to local Pro-Life offices. I especially urge you to participate in the March for Life. Plan to ride one of the many hundreds of buses that are traveling there. Or come yourself. The cause is worth all the toil and sacrifice. It is worth participating in the March in the snow and the cold. It is worth walking with thousands of other marchers. Read more...

Archpastoral Letter for the Nativity 2005

Monday, December 19, 2005

Today, we have followed the Shepherds under the wings of Angels. Today, we have seen the Star, and we have traveled with the Wise Men. Today, we have searched in the habitations of the City, and we have found the Family of God in a Cave. The Prince of Heaven, the Son of God, has embraced human nature in the roots of the earth, amidst the common beasts of the field. Born of God the Father to the young Virgin Mary, and fostered by the elderly and righteous Joseph, Jesus Christ shines with royal majesty - not from a palace, but from a place occupied by the likes of you and me. Read more...

Feast of St. Andrew Celebrated at Ecumenical Patriarchate

Thursday, December 01, 2005

ISTANBUL - (Constantinople) Turkish Daily News Wednesday was the Feast of St. Andrew, the apostle of Christ who is considered to be the founding saint of the Orthodox Church in Istanbul. It was a time of fellowship and collegiality as guests from the United States, Greece and elsewhere came to join the Greek Orthodox patriarch and members of the Orthodox community in celebrating the occasion. Read more...

Metropolitan Nicholas' Homecoming at Halki

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

CONSTANTINOPLE - After a long, three year absence, His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas was finally able to make a much desired pilgrimage to the Holy Mother and Great Church of Christ, the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. Accompanied by the present writer, His Eminence journeyed over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend to the Queen of Cities, Constantinople, in order to participate in the celebrations attending the Patronal Feastday of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the feast of the Holy First-Called Apostle Saint Andrew, the founder and protector of See of Constantinople. Read more...

Hurricane Katrina Relief Appeal Sets Diocesan Record

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

JOHNSTOWN, PA - The Diocesan Chancery is pleased to announce that the current total for theDiocesan Hurricane Katrina Relief Appeal is $62,696.24. Read more...

Diocesan Youth Apostolate Established

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

JOHNSTOWN, PA - His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas announced his plans for the institution of the Diocesan Apostolate for Youth Ministry. In a letter sent to all diocesan parishes, dated October 5, 2005, His Eminence, as promised in his address at last month's National ACRY Convention, further outlined his vision and goals of the apostolate. Underscoring His conviction that such a youth ministry be a major diocesan priority, His Eminence has announced his appointment of several diocesan priests to assist him with this important new diocesan ministry and the commencement of their work in early November. Read more...

2005 St Nectarios Society Retreat

Thursday, September 08, 2005

JOHNSTOWN, PA - The Sixth Annual St. Nectarios Society retreat will take place on The Weekend of November 4-6 in the New England Town of Lenox Massachussets at the Village Inn. The Retreat Master will be Subdeacon Frederick Watson of Holy Ghost Church in Phoenixville, PA. Read more...

2005 Fall Youth Encounter At Camp Nazareth

Thursday, September 08, 2005

MERCER, PA - This year's Youth Encounter Weekend at Camp Nazareth will take place from Nov 11- 13, 2005 . Although sponsored by the National JR ACRY, it is open to all diocesan youth and friends ages 8-18. The weekend's activites will include time for prayer, spiritual talks, recreation, arts and crafts and more. The cost is $50.00 per person. Read more...

New Diocesan Youth Ministry Established

Sunday, September 04, 2005

BINGHAMTON, NY - His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas announced at the 61st National ACRY Convention his plans to inaugurate a comprehensive Diocesan-wide Youth Ministry. In his address at the final business session of the convention, His Eminence called upon the members of the ACRY to support his effort to more effectively reach out to the spiritual needs of our diocesan youth. His Eminence stated that the new diocesan-wide youth ministry initiative would be deemed a "New Apostolate" of the diocese and would be pursued with an apostolic zeal, for in our present day and age, our children are in need of being rescued from the stormy seas of life. It was announced that a Diocesan Youth Commission would be appointed in the near future which would be headed by a senior priest of the diocese, and would include the Administrator of Camp Nazareth, the Junior ACRY spiritual advisor and other clergy who are gifted with ministering to the youth. Read more...

Hurricane Katrina Relief Appeal

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Once again, we experience a disaster that has affected hundreds of thousands of people in our country. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, our thoughts and prayers are directed to all those who have and are suffering because of natural disaster. We join all the Orthodox jurisdictions in America in appealing to our good people for immediate help. I am calling on all pastors to announce a collection to be taken up either this Sunday, September 4 or the following Sunday, September 11. Please direct your parish treasurer to forward your donations to the Chancery immediately following its collection. Urgency is imperative. Read more...

 

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