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Diocesan Clergy and Faithful Featured on Ancient Faith Radio Programs

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- In recent months several diocesan clergy and faithful have been featured in special podcasts on Ancient Faith Radio. Pani Yvonne Lysack, the wife of Protopresbyter Maxym Lysack, was invited to lead a one-day conference for the Orthodox Christian Women of Montreal. Fr. Deacon Pawel Mucha, Prefect and students of the Lived Theology School in Toronto were interviewed by Bobby Maddex about the unique ministry of the Lived Theology School. Read more...

Diocesan Parishes Invited To Submit Photos of Holy Week and Pascha

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- Diocesan Parishes are cordially invited to submit via email up to 3 photos of this year's Holy week and Paschal services for inclusion in a special photo gallery, "Pascha throughout the Diocese". Read more...

Bishop Gregory Makes Weekend Visit To Phoenixville

Monday, April 22, 2013

JOHNSTOWN, PA [Diocesan Chancery] His Grace, Bishop Gregory headed east the weekend of April 19-21, 2013 where he traveled to Holy Ghost Orthodox Church in Phoenixville for a parish visitation. Arriving on Friday evening, he was in attendance for the Presanctified LIturgy. On Saturday, he served as the Retreat Master for the the Eastern Regional Lenten Retreat, held at Holy Ghost Parish. His visit concluded on Sunday with the celebration of the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy and an opportunity to meet with the youth and adult members of the parish at a Lenten luncheon. Read more...

Diocesan Retreats Well Received

Monday, April 22, 2013

JOHNSTOWN, PA [Diocesan Chancery] -- This past weekend, scores of faithful of the Eastern Seaboard and Western Regions of the Diocese retreated from the world to spiritually rejuvinate themselves at the Annual Lenten Retreats sponsored by the National Senior ACRY. On Saturday April 20, 2013, Holy Ghost Orthodox Church of Phoenixville, PA was the host for the Eastern Regional Retreat. His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa was the retreat master and was assisted by Fr Peter Zarynow of Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church of Potomac Maryland and Mr Theodore (Theo) Nikolakis, Chief Information Officer of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Read more...

Bishop Gregory Makes First Pastoral Visit To Windber, PA

Thursday, April 18, 2013

WINDBER, PA -- On Sunday April 14, 2013, His Grace, Bishop Gregory made his first pastoral visitation to Sts. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Windber PA. His Grace celebrated the Hierarchical Divine LIturgy, assisted by Very Rev. Fr. Miles Zdinak, Pastor of Sts. Peter and Paul Church. At the conclusion of Divine Liturgy, His Grace, engaged in a dialogue with the faithful and youth in attendance. Following Liturgy, a Lenten Brunch in honor of His Grace was held in the parish hall. Read more...

Jr. ACRY Announces Annual Camp Essay Contest

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- [JR ACRY] Camp Nazareth is a place that our diocesan youth love to go during the summer. Wouldn't it be great if you were able to go FOR FREE? Each year, the National Jr. ACRY holds a Camp Essay Contest that anyone across the diocese can enter. If your essay is chosen as the winner, the National Jr. ACRY will pay for one full Diocesan week of camp Read more...

Metropolitan Methodios of Boston Issues Statement in Response To the Terrorist Attack in Boston

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- Dear faithful of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA and friends, we offer our prayers and condolences for all those who were injured and lost their lives in the aftermath of yesterday's terrorist attack in Boston. We share with you the following statement issued yesterday by His Eminence, Metropolitan Methodios of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston: Read more...

Bishop Gregory Visits Niles, IL Parish and Gives Keynote Speech at IOCC Dinner

Saturday, April 13, 2013

CHICAGO, IL -- His Grace Bishop Gregory traveled to Chicago at the invitation of IOCC (International Orthodox Christian Charities) to be the Keynote Speaker at the Annual Pan-Orthodox Grand Banquet benefiting IOCC on Thursday, April 11, 2013. While in Chicago, he made a pastoral visit to Saint Michael's Orthodox Church in nearby Niles, Illinois. On Wednesday evening, April 10, 2013. Bishop Gregory joined the faithful at Saint Michael's for the Lenten Service of the Moleben to the Holy Cross. Bishop Gregory was welcomed to the Parish by Church President Geary Foltman, in the traditional Slavic fashion with bread and salt and Father Samuel Sherry, pastor with the hand cross. Read more...

Eternal Memory: Very Rev. Fr. Stephen Kundla

Thursday, April 11, 2013

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The Diocesan Chancery has been informed that the Very Rev. Fr. Stephen Kundla, Pastor of St. Michael's Church in Clymer, PA fell-asleep-in-the Lord, yesterday, April 10, 2013. Read more...

Diocesan Faithful and Friends Are Invited To Attend Annual Bowling Tournament

Thursday, April 11, 2013

AMBRIDGE, PA -- [National ACRY] Plans are in the works for the Annual Metropolitan Orestes Memorial Bowling Tournament, sponsored by the National ACRY which will take place next month in Pittsburgh, PA over Memorial Day weekend. Diocesan faithful and friends are cordially invited by members of St. John The Baptist Orthodox Church of Ambridge PA, ACRY Chapter, to spend an enjoyable weekend of bowling, Christian Fellowship and worship. All are welcome and need not be ACRY members to take part. Read more...

 

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