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2011 Patriarchal Christmas Encyclical

Friday, December 23, 2011

Christ is born again and the Angels sing once more: ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will among all.’ " (Luke 2.14-15) Beloved brothers and sisters, children in the Lord,The angels chant these three majestic proclamations and yet the great majority of human beings, although celebrating the feast of Christmas, cannot perceive the significance of the angelic song, instead asking themselves whether God is truly glorified today or why God should even be glorified; where can one discern on earth the peace that is announced, and why should contemporary humanity live with good will? Read more...

Registration for 2012 OCF Real Break Trips Begins Today

Thursday, December 22, 2011

BROOKLINE, MASS [OCF] --- Registration for Orthodox Christian Fellowship's (OCF) 2012 Real Break trips opens today at 3 p.m. EST at www.ocf.net/realbreak! Entering its 11th year, OCF's Real Break continues to offer transformative, priest-led trips, both domestically and internationally. This year, trips have been organized throughout the months of February and March 2012 to the following locations: Constantinople, Romania, Guatemala, Toronto, Project Mexico, and Houston. Read more...

Bishop Andrew Pataky Reposes in the Lord

Monday, December 12, 2011

PASSAIC, N.J. (CNS) -- Retired Bishop Andrew Pataki of the Byzantine Diocese of Passaic died Dec. 8 after an automobile accident in New Jersey. He was taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, about 60 miles from Passaic, where he died from his injuries. Bishop Pataki was 84. Read more...

Scholarships Still Available For OCF College Conference

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

BROOKLINE, MA [OCF] Scholarships are still available for the 2011 College Conferences. Interested students are urged to apply during the on-line registration process at events.ocf.net. Please note that the deadline for the early-bird discount rate is Dec 15, 2011. The conferences will be held during Christmas Break in the following three locations. Read more...

Construction Progresses on Camp Residence Expansion

Monday, November 28, 2011

MERCER, PA -- Construction is well underway on the renovation and expansion of the Camp Director's residence at Camp Nazareth. View the latest photos. Read more...

Archpastoral Encyclical For Thanksgiving 2012

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

NEW YORK, NY -- His Eminence, Archbishop Demetrios of America issued the following Archpastoral Encyclical for Thanksgiving: Beloved Brothers and Sisters in Christ, On this blessed day of Thanksgiving, we are encouraged in the tradition of this great national holiday to be thankful to God for His presence in our lives and His abundant gifts to us. As Orthodox Christians this gratefulness to God is something we share with all who celebrate this day. It is also an attitude and manner of life that is presented in our worship and in our relationships with others. Read more...

Stewardship Commission Meets in Johnstown

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The fall meeting of our Diocesan Stewardship Commission was held at the chancery offices in Johnstown, PA, hosted by the Very Reverend Protopresbyter Father Frank Miloro, Chancellor, on Wednesday, November 9, 2011. Read more...

Eternal Memory: Helen Rogel

Monday, November 14, 2011

WINDBER, PA --The Chancery has been notified that + HELEN ROGEL, mother of Pani Kathy Buczak, passed to eternity at 1 PM today at the Richland Woods Home (near Windber) where she had been living for several years. Read more...

Orthodox Clergy Wives Weekend 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2011

LIGONIER, PA -- "Clergy Wife: Mother, Daughter, Sister, Friend" was the theme of the third annual Clergy Wives Weekend, held at Antiochian Village in Ligonier, PA from October 28-30. This year's Weekend was a not only successful, but will probably go down in history as unique thanks to Saturday's snow storm! Fifty one wives of priests Read more...

Archbishop Demetrios to Give Lecture at Yale University Divinity School

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

On Wednesday, November 9th, 2011 at 5:30 pm ET, His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios will give a lecture at Yale University entitled, "Orthodoxy: An Unlimited Expression." All are invited to attend the lecture in person or view it live online Read more...

 

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