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Archpastoral Letter For Pascha 2009

Sunday, April 19, 2009

This is the Morning after the long night and the long journey. For the past forty days and Holy Week, we have journeyed after Jesus in fasting, in confession, in the Liturgies of St. Basil and the Pre-Sanctified Gifts. We have prayed longer prayers and we have sought forgiveness. We have listened to the sweet Gospel words of our Saviour, and faithful songs of the Theotokos at the Cross. Read more...

Archpastoral Letter on Great Lent 2009

Saturday, February 28, 2009

As we began our journey into the Triodion a few weeks ago, we were reminded once again of the lessons that several parables had to teach us, especially the two parables of the Publican and the Pharisee and the Prodigal Son; these messages are repeated in the hymns of the Church during the third and the fourth weeks of the Great Fast. Read more...

Chicago Deanery Youth Pilgrimage

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

With the blessing of His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas, a Pilgrimage has been arranged for the Youth of the Chicago Deanery on Saturday May 9, 2009 to St. John Chrysostomos Women's Monastery in Kenosia, WI Read more...

Memory Eternal: Very Rev. Protopresbyter Michael Sopoliga

Thursday, January 22, 2009

NESQUEHONING, PA - The Very Rev. Protopresbyter Michael Sopoliga fell Asleep in the Lord on Friday January 23, 2009. Father Michael was the pastor Emeritus of St. John The Baptist Orthodox Church, Nesquehoning, PA. Read more...

Diocesan Web Site to Undergo Complete Redesign

Sunday, January 04, 2009

JOHNSTOWN, PA - The official website of the American Carpatho Russian Orthodox Diocese of the U.S.A. (www.acrod.org) will be undergoing a complete redesign during the coming months. The new website will communicate news and information more quickly and efficiently with diocesan clergy and faithful and the outside world through multiple digital mediums. It will also assist the various ministries and the apostolates of the diocese to provide needed resources. Read more...

Archpastoral Letter for the Nativity 2008

Monday, December 22, 2008

When we were little children, our parents and our Church School teachers were the first ones to instruct us in the mysteries of our Holy Faith. One of the initial words that we learned was "Bo┼Że," which, of course, means "GOD." Next we were taught where God lived. And if you ask almost any child today, hopefully his or her response will be, as was ours, "in heaven." Read more...

Eternal Memory: Very Rev. David Sedor

Monday, December 22, 2008

JOHNSTOWN, PA - The Very Rev. David B. Sedor, beloved husband of Eileen and father of Charissa and Stephanie fell asleep in the Lord on Tuesday Dec 23, 2008 after a short illness. A son of St. Michael's Church in Binghamton NY, in addition to serving several parishes of the diocese, Fr. David most recently served as the pastor of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Altoona, PA. Fr David was a doctoral student in theology at Duquense University, the chaplain for the Orthodox Christian Fellowship in Pittsburgh and an adjunct professor at SS Cyril & Methodius Byzantine Catholic Seminary in Pittsburgh. Read more...

Metropolitan Nicholas and Members of DAY To Speak on CRL Program

Thursday, November 27, 2008

JOHNSTOWN, PA - In recent months, interest has been expressed by the SCOBA endorsed Orthodox Christian Network, (OCN) to collaborate with our diocese in producing educational programing for the popular Come Receive the Light Radio Program. Of particular interest to OCN is the work of the Diocesan Apostolate For Youth (DAY). Plans are being made to produce several Orthodox Teen Talk Online (OTTO) programs during the coming year which will feature diocesan youth informally dialoguing about contemporary moral issues facing teenagers. Read more...

Diocesan Priest to Speak on Orthodox Radio Program

Thursday, November 06, 2008

JOHNSTOWN, PA - Fr. Andrew Fetchina, the Director of the Diocesan Apostolate For Youth will be a featured guest speaker on the Come Receive the Light Radio Program on November 21, 2008. Fr. Andrew will speak on the topic Raising Faithful Kids in Today's World. Fr. Andrew will speak with Fr. Chris Metropulos, the Executive Director of the SCOBA endorsed Orthodox Christian Network and host of the Come Receive the Light Radio Program about raising kids that are "compassionate, but committed" to their Orthodox Christian Faith. Tune in for practical insight on sexuality, violence in the media, pluralism, abortion, promiscuity and other issues that confront young people and their parents today. Read more...

Hurricane Ike Relief Appeal

Monday, September 15, 2008

JOHNSTOWN, PA - His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas has established a diocesan-wide relief effort for the horrific damage in Texas and Louisiana caused by Hurricane Ike. Each diocesan parish is asked to take up a special collection on Sunday September 21, 2008. It is requested that each parish forward their parish gift immediately after the collection so that it arrives at the Chancery no later than September 26, 2008. Parish checks are to be made payable to ACROD. The Diocese will then forward a sum-total gift to an appropriate relief agency. Read more...

 

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