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Advent Mission Project Is A Huge Success!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

JOHNSTOWN, PA [National Sr. ACRY] --- Through the generosity of numerous Sr. ACRY chapters and parishes throughout the diocese, the National Sr. ACRY is pleased to announce that their first annual Diocesan Advent Mission Project has been a huge success. To date, over $3700.00 has been collected to benefit Diocesan mission parishes. Funds collected will be used to assist our Diocesan mission parishes that are in need of various liturgical articles and supplies. The National Sr. ACRY is currently working closely with the Diocesan Chancery to address the significant needs of our mission parishes. Read more...

2015 Lenten Youth Project To Benefit St. John the Compassionate Mission

Friday, February 27, 2015

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- With the blessing of His Grace, Bishop Gregory, the National Junior ACRY, as in previous years, has taken it upon itself to aid the Diocesan ministry of Saint John the Compassionate, located in the inner city of Toronto, Ontario. The National Junior ACRY has renewed its ongoing effort to assist in the work of Saint John the Compassionate. This renewed commitment was affirmed at the National Convention in Chicago this past summer. One again members of the Junior ACRY had the opportunity to visit the Mission this past summer and experience the labors of love that take place there each and everyday. Read more...

Archpastoral Letter For Family Camp 2015

Thursday, February 26, 2015

His Grace, Bishop Gregory has issued the following Archpastoral Message regarding the upcoming Family Camp: Our Diocese is pleased to offer our third annual Family Camp at Camp Nazareth this year in conjunction with Family Day. The event is exactly what it sounds like. Families “camping” together in the Camp cabins and participating in a weekend of services, games, discussions, activities and challenges that are all designed to help families deepen their relationship with God and with one another. Encourage them to come, and, if you are able, come yourselves with your families. Last year we had 10 Families and a total of 36 participants. We had a wonderful time together and look forward to being together again this year. Read more...

The Lenten Spring Has Come!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- With the setting of the sun and the celebration of Forgiveness Vespers this evening, the season of The Great Fast has been ushered in throughout our God-Saved Diocese and the entire Orthodox Church. This Holy Season, as His Grace, Bishop Gregory has reminded us in his Lenten Archpastoral Letter, " is a time for self-examination and self-denial. We must take control of our lives and bodies with fasting in order to gain a greater awareness of our dependence on and relationship with God." To assist the faithful in making the most of this holy season, additional resources have been added to our Diocesan Website. Read more...

Archpastoral Letter For Great Lent 2015

Saturday, February 21, 2015

My beloved Faithful Clergy and Laity of our God-Protected Diocese: As we begin Great Lent this year on February 23rd, I want to share with you a few thoughts so that we may journey through this reflective period and arrive at the Great Feast of Pascha spiritually uplifted to receive the Resurrected Christ. This journey is a time for self-examination and self-denial. We must take control of our lives and bodies with fasting in order to gain a greater awareness of our dependence on and relationship with God. In addition, this journey gives greater time for doing those things that Christ mentioned in Matthew 25: 31-46. He instructed us to feed the hungry, Read more...

Eternal Memory: Pani Isabelle Sopoliga

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

JOHNSTOWN, PA - The Chancery has been informed learned that Pani Isabelle Sopoliga fell-asleep in the Lord on February 16th, 2015. The funeral arrangements for Pani Isabelle Sopoliga are as follows: Friday, February 20, 2015 6-8 PM Visitation in St. John's Church, Nesquehoning, PA. 7 PM Panachida. Saturday, February 21, 2015 9-10 AM Viewing, 10 AM Funeral Liturgy. Read more...

Cathedral Live Broadcast Offerings To Be Expanded!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

JOHNSTOWN, PA [Diocesan Apostolate For Information Technology and Communications] In a continuing effort to provide greater outreach to the elderly and infirm who are not able to attend Divine Services in their home parish, with the Blessing of His Grace, Bishop Gregory, all weekday Holy Day Divine Liturgies and Friday Presanctified Liturgies will be live streamed from Christ the Saviour Cathedral. Read more...

Book of Revelation (Apocalypse) Topic Of Next On-Line Scripture Study Series!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- As a result of feedback provided from both on-site and on-line participants, the next topic for our Diocesan on-line Orthodox Scripture Study will be the Book of Revelation (The Apocalypse) The study is scheduled to begin on Saturday March 7, 2015 at 5:00 pm. This weekly on-line scripture study will be led by the Very Rev. Protopresbyter Kenneth Bachofsky, Professor of Sacred Scripture at Christ the Saviour Seminary and broadcast live from St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Warren, Ohio. This study will draw on the patristic voice of the Fathers Read more...

Eternal Memory: Rose Golio

Friday, February 13, 2015

JOHNSTOWN, PA - The Chancery has learned that + ROSE GOLIO, the mother of Pani Joanne Allard, fell asleep in the Lord on Friday, February 13, 2015. The Funeral will take place in Minneapolis, MN. Diocesan Clergy and faithful are asked to remember + Rose in their prayers. Read more...

Schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory For
February & March - 2015

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa for February and March 2015 has been released by the Diocesan Chancery. Read more...

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