Diocese to Honor Metropolitan Nicholas On His 75th Birthday


JOHNSTOWN, PA -- His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas  will be honored by the Clergy and Faithful of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese, on his 75th birthday on Tuesday February 22, 2011 at Christ the Saviour Cathedral.

The festivities will begin with a 5:00 pm Moleben of Thanksgiving at Christ the Saviour Cathedral, with a celebratory dinner to follow at Christ the Saviour Educational Center.


A large number of  hierarchs,  priests, diocesan faithful and friends of His Eminence are expected to be in attendance.

Those who are not able to attend the festivities in Johnstown, are invited to watch the Moleben of Thanksgiving  on line.  The live broadcast  which can be viewed here  will begin on Tuesday February 22, 2011 at 4:45 pm. 

Those who wish to extend birthday greetings and best wishes to His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas are invited to do so by emailing metropolitan.nicholas@acrod.org 
All greetings will be conveyed to His Eminence and posted online here. 


Epistle Reading: Acts of the Apostles 2:14-21

Gospel Reading: Luke 24:12-35

Renewal Tuesday: The Commemoration of Saints Raphael, Nicholas, Irene, and the Other Newly-revealed Martyrs of Lesbos; Removal of the Relics of St. Athanasius the Great; Commemoration of the Precious Cross that appeared in the sky over Jerusalem in 351 A.D.; St. Cyril, Archbishop of Jerusalem; Akakios the Centurion of Byzantium; Pachomios the New Martyr of Patmos; Repose of St. Nilus, abbot of Sora; Alexis Toth Confessor and Defender of Orthodoxy in America

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