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Uzhorod Cathedral of Holy Cross

Archdiocese & NY Port Authority Reach Agreement on Rebuilding of St. Nicholas Church at Ground Zero

Saturday, October 15, 2011

NEW YORK, NY -- The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America announced in Friday, October 14, 2011, that an agreement was reached with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey regarding the rebuilding of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, which was destroyed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Read more...

Orthodox Scripture Class To Be Offered On-Line November 5, 2011

Saturday, October 15, 2011

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The Diocesan Apostolate For Christian Education is pleased to announce that a weekly on-line Scripture Study Class on the Gospel of St. Matthew, will begin on Saturday November 5, 2011. Read more...

Residence Ground-Breaking at Camp Nazareth

Friday, October 14, 2011

MERCER, PA -- On Friday, October 7, 2011, a groundbreaking ceremony was celebrated at the Camp Nazareth for the construction of an addition to the Camp Director's residence. Very Reverend Protopresbyter Kenneth Bachofsky, Camp Overseer, presided at the brief prayer service on behalf of the Diocese. Read more...

Eternal Memory: Irene Lowrey

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The Chancery has been notified of the passing of + Irene Lowery, mother of Fr. Mark Lowery, associate pastor of our Holy Cross Mission in Columbus, Ohio. Read more...

May I Cut In.. Columbus Day Weekend 2011 at Camp Nazareth

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Over this past weekend a special work crew arrived at Camp Nazareth to spend a few days laboring to improve the Camp. They arrived on Friday and departed on Monday after tackling some necessary projects. The crew of 8 was organized by Dn. Jim Phifer of our Phoenixville parish, Holy Ghost Orthodox Church. The crew came from near and far Read more...

Deacon Kenneth Ellis is Ordained to the Holy Priesthood!

Monday, October 10, 2011

PERTH AMBOY, NJ -- On Saturday Oct 8, 2011 Deacon Kenneth Ellis was ordained to the Holy Priesthood on behalf of Archbishop Demetrios by His Eminence, Archbishop Anthony of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. at St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Perth Amboy, NJ. Read more...

Wonderworking Iveron Icon of Theotokos Begins Visits To Diocesan Parishes

Sunday, October 09, 2011

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- On Saturday October 8, 2011 Christ the Saviour Cathedral was blessed with the visitation of the Myrrhstreaming Hawaii Iveron Icon of the Mother of God which is presently traveling to Diocesan and other Orthodox Parishes throughout the U.S. The icon, upon its arrival in Johnstown at 4:00 pm, was met by Very Rev. Protopresbyter Frank P. Miloro, Read more...

Eternal Memory: Reader Douglas Laney

Saturday, October 08, 2011

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The Chancery has been notified that Reader Douglas Laney of St. John the Baptist Parish, East Pittsburgh,PA , has fallen-asleep-in-the-Lord. Read more...

Archbishop Demetrios Meets With Diocesan Consistory

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

NEW YORK – His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America met yesterday (Oct 4, 2011) with the Consistory of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the Ecumenical Patriarchate at the Archdiocese Headquarters in New York City. The Consistory requested the meeting from the Archbishop who is the Locum Tenens for the Diocese since the passing of the late Metropolitan Nicholas earlier this year Read more...

St Nicholas Parish of Monongahela, PA Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Monday, October 03, 2011

MONONGAHELA, PA -- St. Nicholas Church in Monongahela, Pennsylvania observed its 100th Anniversary on Sunday, October 2. The Divine Liturgy was concelebrated by Very Rev. Michael Kabel, dean of the Tri-state Deanery; Very Rev. Protopresbyter David Smoley, former pastor; Very Rev. Protopresbyter Paul Herbert; Very Rev. Edward Pehanich, pastor; Rev. Deacon David Rostcheck of the Nativity of the Theotokos Church in Monongahela; and Rev. Deacon Artemius Steinstra of St. Nicholas Church in Homestead. Read more...


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