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Jr. ACRY Lenten Youth Project 2007

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

JOHNSTOWN, PA - The National Junior ACRY has announced plans for a special Lenten Youth Project to benefit our Diocesan St. John the Compassionate Mission in Toronto Ontario. While sponsored by the JR. ACRY all diocesan youth are encouraged to participate. The following is the text of a letter from Very Rev. Miles Zdinak, National Jr. ACRY Spiritual Advisor, which is being sent to all JR.ACRY chapters and all diocesan parishes regarding the project. Read more...

Ecum. Patriarch Commends Diocese on Recent Sobor

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Your holy Eminence of Amissos, spiritual brother in the Holy Spirit and concelebrant NICHOLAS, grace to Your holy sacredness and peace from God. It is with great interest and anticipation that we received the reports of the proceedings conducted at the recent Clergy-Laity Sobor of the beloved Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of America which was held in Greenwich, Connecticut. We carefully reviewed the reports and essays as submitted by the official representative of the Mother Church and Exarch, His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America. Read more...

Archpastoral Statement on the Annual March for Life 2007

Saturday, December 30, 2006

In the day of the Prophet Amos, the Vision of God's Will was met with ridicule and dismissal. No one in society wanted to hear that God's Law was being broken and that His Justice was being ignored. The poor were being abused and taken advantage of. The powerless and the weak were trampled on for the sake of a materialistic society. Read more...

Archpastoral Letter for the Nativity 2006

Saturday, December 23, 2006

We greet each other today with the greatest and deepest of words: "Christ is Born!". And we respond with "Glorify Him!". It is the only possible response that wells up from the hearts of those who can hear the glory of the angels and the peace that God has given to earth. It is meet and right, today, on this bright morning, to be overwhelmed by the light of the Bethlehem Star. That light is the joy of hearing the news that should always surprise, that should always be new and unexpected. We should never grow over-familiar with the Gospel of the Nativity. It should always come as news almost too good to be true. We should always rub our eyes and wonder if it's all a dream when we hear that God has become flesh and has made His dwelling with us on the earth of His Own making. Read more...

Archpastoral Letter on the Amish Children Massacre

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Near a village in Pennsylvania called Paradise, there is now an empty parcel of land. Next spring it will be carpeted with green alfalfa as pasture for the flocks. Formerly it held a simple, white wooden schoolhouse. That parcel was the West Nickel Mines Amish Schoolhouse. On Thursday, October 12 the schoolhouse was razed. Undoubtedly you understand why this had to be. On a horrible morning on October 2, a young man crazed with anger and shame invaded a defenseless group of children and teachers. By the time the shooting and the screams were over, ten little girls had been shot. Of these, five perished, mainly because a demonized young man wanted to add homicide to his suicide. Read more...

Memory Eternal: Protopresbyter Peter Buletza

Thursday, December 07, 2006

JOHNSTOWN, PA - The Very Rev. Protopresbyter Peter Buletza fell asleep in the Lord on December 8, 2006. Father Buletza, age 88, lived in retirement in Pt. Pleasant Beach, NJ. Father will lie-in-state in St. John's Church in Perth Amboy on Monday, December 11 where the Priest's Burial Service will be celebrated at 7 PM. Funeral Liturgy is in St. John's Church on Tuesday, December 12 at 10 AM. Clergy are to wear white vestments. Priests of the Consistory and the New Jersey Deanery will con-celebrate the Liturgy. Read more...

Fr John Dolhy: Times Tribune Obituary

Sunday, November 19, 2006

http://www.acrod.org/assets/docs/Misc/frdolhyobituary.pdf

Fr. Trevino Leads Media Team to Constantinople

Sunday, November 19, 2006

JOHNSTOWN, PA - Fr. Nectarios Trevino, the pastor of our diocesan Nativity of Our Lord Parish in Manassas, Virgina, will represent His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas in Constantinople next week when Pope Benedict XVI meets with the Ecumenical Patriarch, Bartholomew I. While in Constantinople Fr. Nectarios will lead a team of media writers who will report on this historic meeting. He will be accompanied by Pani Diane Trevino. Joshua Trevino, Father Nectarios' eldest son, assembled the joint Orthodox-Catholic team to travel to Constantinople with the blessing of His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas and at the invitation of the Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. Read more...

Memory Eternal: Protopresbyter John Dolhy

Saturday, November 18, 2006

SCRANTON, PA - The Very Rev. Protopresbyter John I. Dolhy, pastor emeritous of St. Nicholas Parish in Scranton, PA, fell-asleep-in-the-Lord on Sunday November 19, 2006. Father John will lie-in-state in St. Nicholas Church of Scranton on Friday, November 24. The Burial Service for Priests will be sung on Friday evening at 6 PM. The funeral Liturgy will be celebrated in St. Nicholas Church on Saturday at 10:30 AM. Clergy should wear white epitrachil. Read more...

Diocesan Youth Apostolate Commission Meeting

Friday, November 17, 2006

PERTH AMBOY, NJ - The members of the Diocesan Apostolate for Youth met today at St. John The Baptist Parish, in Perth Amboy, NJ, where The Very Rev. Protopresbyter Michael Rosco is Pastor. The meeting was moderated by Rev. Fr. Andrew Fetchina, director of the Diocesan Apostolate For Youth (DAY) with the blessing and participation of His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas. Read more...

 

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