Diocesan Mission and Stewardship Commissions Established

August 25, 2009

JOHNSTOWN, PA    His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas has announced the formation of two new diocesan commissions to further the growth and vitality of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the U.S.A. 

 The Very Rev. Protopresbyter Michael S. Rosco has been named chairman of the Diocesan Mission Commission, which includes the following diocesan clergy and faithful: The Rev. Fr. Andrew Fetchina,  The Rev. Fr. James Blomely, Pani Constance Miloro and Donald Lauffer.

The Rev. Fr. Frederick Watson, has been named chairman of the Diocesan Stewardship Commission  and will be assisted by the Rev. Fr. Basil Aden, The Rev. Deacon Stephen Hall and Mr. John Bilanin.

The formation of these commissions was in response to the great interest and concern expressed by the Sobor delegates for the spiritual and material growth of the diocese. 

For more information regarding the work of these commissions  please visit  the web pages of the mission and stewardship commissions. 


Epistle Reading: 1 Peter 4:12-5:5

Gospel Reading: Mark 12:38-44

Synaxis of the 70 Holy Apostles; Our Righteous Father Theoctistus, Abbot of Cucomo in Sicily; Forefeast of the Theophany of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ; Zosimos the Monk and Athanasios the Notary; Righteous Apollinaria the Senator; Martyrs Chrysanthos and Euphemia; Righteous Euthymios the Younger; New Martyr Onuphrios; Righteous Euthymios of Vatopedi; Righteous John Scholarios

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