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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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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