Diocesan Readers, Subdeacons & Deacons Gather in Johnstown

Deacon's Retreat 2009

JOHNSTOWN, PA --   Despite a significant winter snowstorm, a record number of  Diocesan Readers, Subdeacons and Deacons have gathered in Johnstown, this weekend (Dec 18-20, 2009) for the Annual Readers and Deacons Retreat  hosted by Christ the Saviour Seminary and Cathedral.  Those who participated this weekend, spent time in study, prayer and fellowship.  Highlights of the weekend included Vespers and Liturgy for the Feast of St. Nicholas as well as a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, celebrated  this morning by His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas, with the responses sung by a Plain Chant Chorale from St. George's Parish in Taylor, PA.

You may view a video of today's Liturgy by clicking here.

Listen to the Metropolitan's Sermon Here:

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Matins Gospel Reading: John 10:1-9

Epistle Reading: St. James' Universal Letter 1:1-18

Gospel Reading: Luke 14:1-11

Photius the Great, Patriarch of Constantinople; Bucolus, Bishop of Smyrna; Barsanuphius the Great and John of Gaza; Afterfeast of the Presentation of Our Lord and Savior in the Temple; St. Ilyan of Homs

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