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Subdeacon Jonathan Bannon Is Ordained to the Holy Diaconate

Sunday, June 16, 2013

BRIDGEPORT, CT -- On Sunday, June 16, 2013, Subdeacon Jonathan Bannon was ordained to the Holy Diaconate through the laying on of hands by His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa at St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Bridgeport, CT. A vocation of Saint John the Baptist Church in Bridgeport, Deacon Jonathan had the double blessing of being the first ordination to Holy Orders of Bishop Gregory and it taking place in his home parish. Read more...

Bishop Gregory Meets With The Youth of The New England Deanery

Saturday, June 15, 2013

STRATFORD, CT -- On Saturday afternoon, June 15, 2013, on his way to Bridgeport, CT for the ordination to the Deaconate of Subdeacon Jonathan Bannon, His Grace, Bishop Gregory met with the youth of the New England Deanery at St. John The Baptist Church in Stratford, CT (Broadbridge Avenue) Following the interactive discussion between His Grace and the youth, parents and grandparents present, and the screening of a video about Camp Nazareth, all proceeded to the Church for the celebration of Great Vespers, along with the blessing of three new icons adorning the walls of the Church Narthex and Nave. Read more...

Space Still Available on Bus From Johnstown to ACRY Convention in Chicago

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- If you're still on the fence about considering going to Chicago this Labor Day weekend, to attend the National ACRY Convention, it's not too late to get a seat on the Johnstown bus!! The initial email was sent out back in April but so far only 20 seats have been reserved. There's room for 55 but if they do not get more people, they will have to cancel the bus. The deadline for reservations has been extended to June 30th!! Read more...

St. Elizabeth Church Is Consecrated By Bishop Gregory

Saturday, June 08, 2013

WOODSTOCK, GA -- Assisted By His Eminence, Metropolitan Alexios of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta, Fr Frederick Watson, Pastor of St. Elizabeth's Church, Very Rev. Fr. Robert Prepelka, former pastor of St. Elizabeth's Church, Deanery and area Orthodox Clergy, His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa, Consecrated the permanent home of St. Elizabeth Church of Woodstock Georgia this morning. Read more...

Bishop Gregory Arrives in Woodstock GA For Consecration of St. Elizabeth Church

Saturday, June 08, 2013

WOODSTOCK, GA - His Grace, Bishop Gregory arrived yesterday in Woodstock, Georgia for the Consecration of St. Elizabeth Orthodox Church. Upon his arrival with the Holy Relics for enthronement in the Altar Table, the Service of Great Vespers was celebrated. Read more...

Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America Designates Sunday June 9th As Prison Ministry Awareness Sunday

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN PRISON MINISTRY [OCPN] --We greet you in the surpassing joy of the Risen Christ. By the grace of God, we are blessed to observe the Sixth Sunday of Pascha, which this year falls on June 9, as Prison Ministry Awareness Sunday. We embrace the diakonia of prison ministry in keeping with the example of our Risen Lord Jesus Christ, the Great Physician of our souls, who did not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance; who ate in the houses of thieves and forgave the sins of harlots; and who said that, when we visit those in prison, we are in truth visiting Him, the Lord of Glory. Read more...

Camp Nazareth Hosts Annual Family Camp and Family Day

Monday, June 03, 2013

MERCER, PA - Camp Nazareth kicked off the 2013 Summer Camping Season on the weekend of May 31-June 2, 2013 with its annual Family Camp and Family Day celebration. His Grace, Bishop Gregory participated in the weekend-long festivities. Read more...

Schedule Schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory For
June 2013 (Revised)

Thursday, May 30, 2013

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The revised schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa for June 2013, has been released by the Diocesan Chancery. Read more...

Spring 2013 Stewardship Commission Meeting

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Diocesan Stewardship Commission held its 2013 spring meeting at the Chancery in Johnstown on May 14th. The meeting was co-hosted by His Grace, Bishop Gregory and Very Reverend Protopresbyter Frank Miloro, Chancellor. Father Frederick Watson, Commission chairman, reported on a presentation he made to the priests of our diocese during a Lenten Retreat hosted by Bishop Gregory at Camp Nazareth in March. Father Frederick’s presentation was an opportunity to pave the way for the forthcoming introduction of the Commission’s second volume of stewardship educational material and programs. Read more...

A Reflection On The 2013 National ACRY Metropolitan Orestes Memorial Bowling Tournament

Monday, May 27, 2013

AMBRIDGE, PA --- [National ACRY] It’s Memorial Day evening and I’m sitting down to try to recall some of the events of the past weekend at the 65th National ACRY Metropolitan Orestes Memorial Bowling Tournament, hosted by Chapter #7 – Ambridge. As always, I looked forward to seeing all of the many friends I’ve made over the years at previous ACRY events and was hopeful that this weekend would generate even more memorable moments that I could add to the mental list I’ve accumulated over the years. I was not disappointed! Read more...

 

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