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Diocesan College Student Participates in Real Break Trip to Jerusalem

Thursday, March 11, 2010

BINGHAMTON, NY --- Nicole DelVillano, a freshman at SUNY Platsburgh, and a member of St. Michael's Church will be participating in the Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) Real Break Trip to the Holy Land. Read more...

Central Regional Lenten Retreat Well Attended

Sunday, March 07, 2010

HOMESTEAD, PA -- The first of three regional Diocesan Lenten Retreats was held yesterday at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Homestead, PA. Sponsored by the National ACRY, the retreat drew more than 100 participants. Usually held at Camp Nazareth, this year Read more...

Theological Reflection On the Exaltation of the Cross - By Seminarian Joseph Gingrich

Sunday, March 07, 2010

As Orthodox Christians we not only adore the Cross, but we see it as the very path which leads to our salvation. At the heart of the way of the Cross we walk is the Slavonic word podvig, which translates as struggle, but, it can also mean asceticism. The Cross of Christ which is the Cross we must also take up and bear is a podvig. Read more...

Record Number to Attend Central Diocesan Lenten Retreat

Thursday, March 04, 2010

HOMESTEAD, PA -- The National ACRY is pleased to report that a record number of diocesan faithful and friends have registered to participate in this coming Saturday, March 6th's Central Region Diocesan Lenten Retreat. The retreat is sponsored by the National ACRY and is being hosted by St. Nicholas Orthodox Church of Homestead, PA. Read more...

Theological Reflection On the Passion of Christ - By Seminarian David Mastroberte

Saturday, February 27, 2010

During the Great Fast, as we look forward to Great and Holy Week, we begin to turn our attention to Our Lord’s Passion. When thinking about the Passion, our focus is frequently on its physical characteristics: the nails, the spear, the crown of thorns, the scourging, and the fatigue of carrying the Cross.Without downplaying the intensity and significance of the physical suffering of Christ, we cannot overlook the mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of the Passion Read more...

Daily Lives of Saints Podcast To Debut Monday

Friday, February 26, 2010

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The Diocesan Chancery is pleased to announce that a daily lives of the saints podcast, produced by the Diocesan Apostolate For Youth will debut on March 1, 2010. Read more...

A Modest Lenten Request

Thursday, February 25, 2010

TORONTO -- St. John the Compassionate Mission is asking assistance from those who wish to respond to the gospel command to help. "the least of these My brethren" in a tangible way. At St. John the Compassionate Mission, a person can be fed and kept warm throughout the entire winter for $75.00 Read more...

Family Members of Diocesan Clergy Fall Asleep in the Lord.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

JOHNSTOWN, PA - The Chancery has been notified that family members of several diocesan clergy have recently reposed in the Lord. Read more...

A Lenten Spiritual Reflection By Metropolitan Nicholas

Saturday, February 20, 2010

In this season of the Great Fast, it is the duty of all Christians to enter into the Holy Mystery of Confession. It is not the only thing that we must do in Lent to prepare for the Feast of Pascha: but it is surely a necessary preparation for that Great and Holy Feast of Feasts. Read more...

U.S. Christians Concerned about Patriarch's safety

Friday, February 19, 2010

NEW YORK, NY -- The government of Turkey may wish to minimize the significance of the Ecumenical Patriarch in Istanbul, but the National Council of Churches asserts that U.S. Christians regard Patriarch Bartholomew as "a world leader whose spiritual and moral authority has influenced us all." Read more...

 

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Epistle Reading: 2 Timothy 4:9-22

Gospel Reading: Luke 20:1-8

Paramonus, Philumenus, and their 370 Companion Martyrs in Bithynia; Our Righteous Father Nicholas, Archbishop of Thessolonica; Dionysios, Bishop of Corinth; Akakios of Sinai who is mentioned in The Ladder

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