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Follow Diocesan Retreats On-Line

Friday, June 27, 2014

JOHNSTOWN, PA - Diocesan Clergy, parents and faithful are invited to follow on-line the activities and events of the upcoming Diocesan Youth Retreats which will take place from Sunday June 29- Wednesday July 2, 2014 at Christ the Saviour Seminary and Cathedral and at Sts Peter and Paul Church in Windber, PA Read more...

John C. Kulis Charitable Foundation Gives Grant to Camp Nazareth

Thursday, June 26, 2014

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The Diocesan Chancery is pleased to announce that Camp Nazareth has received a $10,000 grant from the John C. Kulis Charitable Foundation to help children and families in need cover the cost of attending Camp for 2014. The $10,000 grant is being equally divided between the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh and our Diocese. The $5,000 we have been given translates to roughly 17 additional full scholarships to attend Camp this year. We are grateful to Foundation’s Board of Trustees for the opportunity this will give our Diocese to reach more children through the Camp Nazareth program. Read more...

Diocesan Altarboy Retreat Registration Deadline Nears

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

JOHNSTOWN, PA - [Diocesan Chancery] The registration deadlline for the 2014 Diocesan Altarboy retreat, which will take place at Christ the Saviour Cathedral and Seminary from June 29 - July 2, 2014, is quickly approaching. The deadline for registration and payment for the retreat is this coming Monday June 17, 2014. Read more...

Diocesan College Student To Travel to St. Nicholas Home For Children

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

BINGHAMTON, NY -- Maria Korchak, a parishioner of St. Michael's Parish in Binghamton, NY who will begin her Junior year at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, is spending part of her summer in Europe. She is presently enrolled in the university’s “Holocaust in Central Europe,” with seminars in Prague, Krakow, Lublin & Warsaw, and Vilnius . Afterwards, she will participate in the Studium Carpato-Ruthenorum International Summer School for Rusyn from June 15-July 5th. Read more...

Schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory For
June - July 2014

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa for June/July 2014, has been released by the Diocesan Chancery. Read more...

Commencement 2014 at Christ the Saviour Seminary

Saturday, May 24, 2014

JOHNSTOWN, PA-- Radiant joy was the order of the day as three young men, preparing for the Holy Priesthood, graduated from Christ the Saviour Seminary here on Thursday, May 22. His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa presented the Bachelor of Theology degree to the members of the Class of 2014: Deacon Joseph Birthisel, Daniel Vaskalis and Matthew Dutko. The graduation ceremonies followed the celebration of Vespers in the Seminary Chapel. Read more...

Archpastoral Letter On The First Annual Young Women's Retreat

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Dear Diocesan Parents and Children, This summer, our Diocese is pleased to offer a new event specifically for our young women. The First Annual Young Women’s Retreat will provide an opportunity for the young women of our Diocese to spend time in each other’s company, have fun, pray together, and learn about how God calls each woman to serve His church with her talents and abilities. This Retreat will take place concurrently with the Diocesan Altar Boy’s Retreat. In many ways, these separate experiences are meant to parallel each other, with each focusing on the experience, vocations, and unique gifts bestowed upon the young men and women of our Church. Read more...

2014 Diocesan Altar Boy Retreat

Thursday, May 08, 2014

JOHNSTOWN, PA - Plans are underway for the Annual Altar Boy Retreat which will take place from Sunday evening, June 29th (Registration is from 6pm till 8 p.m.) until Wednesday, July 2nd. The Retreat will once again take place at Christ the Savior Seminary, Cathedral and Education Center in Johnstown and SS. Peter & Paul Church facilities in Windber. For our outing this year, we are planning a visit to PNC Park to see the Pittsburgh Pirates Read more...

Win A Week At Camp - Enter JR ACRY Essay Contest!

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

JOHNSTOWN, PA [National Junior ACRY] - If you’ve ever been to Camp Nazareth, chances are you can’t wait to go back. 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 if you are a National Jr. ACRY member. If you are not a member of the National Jr. ACRY, half of your camping week will be paid for. Read more...

Diocesan Youth Director Participates in International Orthodox Youth Workers Forum

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- [Diocesan Chancery] -- At the invitation of His All-Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, Orthodox Youth Workers from the various Eparchies of the Ecumenical Patriarchate throughout the world gathered in the queen of cities, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) from May 2-4, 2014 for an International Orthodox Youth Workers Forum. With the Blessing of His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa, Very Rev. Fr. Stephen Loposky, The Diocesan Director of Youth, represented the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA. The youth workers were called together by the Ecumenical Patriarch to participate in a forum for an exchange of opinions and experiences in order to deliberate on the vital subject of ministering to our youth with a view to establishing a youth network with the blessing of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. The participants spent time in formal session, listening to speakers presenting on various topics of interest to their common work in keeping youth connected to the Church. Read more...

 

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