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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...

Jr. ACRY Essay Contest

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

ELIZABETH, NJ - Camp Nazareth is a place we all like to be in the summer!! Wouldn't it be nice if you could spend more than 1 week there without having to beg Mom or Dad to let you go?? Well, now here's your chance!! Although Spring is just beginning it's not too early to start planning for those hot summer days!!! Now here's your chance to get a reward for being a member of the National Jr. ACRY. You could win a free week at Camp Nazareth!!! It's very easy too!! All you have to do is enter the National Jr. ACRY Camp Essay Contest. Your essay will be judged by the members of the National Jr. ACRY Board. Originality and Creativity are your best chances of winning!!! All we ask is that you follow the directions below. Read more...

Diocesan Youth Soujourn

Saturday, May 06, 2006

http://www.acrod.org/assets/docs/Events PDFS/NewsReleaseforYouthSojourn.pdf

Metropolitan Nicholas Invited to White House

Thursday, May 04, 2006

WASHINGTON, DC - His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas joined His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, the Chairman of the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops (SCOBA) and Archbishop Antony of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. at the 55th National Day of Prayer at the White House. Read more...

Diocesan Apostolate for Youth Meeting

Friday, April 28, 2006

MERCER, PA - The members of the Diocesan Apostolate for Youth met on Thursday April 27, 2006 at Camp Nazareth. The meeting was called by the Very Rev. Jonathan Tobias, director of the Diocesan Apostolate For Youth (DAY) to discuss plans for the coming months. At the meeting plans were finalized for the upcoming Diocesan Youth Sojourn which will take place from August 25-27, 2006 at Camp Nazareth. His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas, who was in attendance, blessed the Apostolate's plans for performing a census of the diocesan youth, and the creation of a youth newsletter. Read more...

Archpastoral Letter for Pascha 2006

Sunday, April 23, 2006

I greet you in the joy and brightness of this Feast of Feasts! I welcome you to this celebration that is the wellspring of all gladness and delight! I invite you to enter, with faith and with love, into the beauty and peace of this Eternal Dawn! I bid you to rejoice, sing and exult, for Jesus Christ Who was Crucified, is now Risen from the Dead! Jesus Christ Who bore the weight of sorrows and shame, Who took away the sins of the world, Who was slain in darkness on Friday's Cross ... this same Jesus Who was beaten and pierced in shame is now the Risen Christ, Who shines in splendor, Who reigns in power, Who rejoices in triumph, Who has thrown down the Enemy in defeat forever, Who shouts the exultation of victory and majesty unto the ages of ages! Read more...

 

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