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Diocesan College Students Participate in Real Break Trip to Slovakia

Thursday, March 26, 2015

JOHNSTOWN, PA [Diocesan Chancery]-- From March 7 through March 14, 2015, Diocesan college students joined their contemporaries from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America on an OCF (Orthodox Christian Fellowship) Real Break Trip to Slovakia. OCF’s Real Break aims to prepare college students to be socially informed Orthodox Christian citizens of this world, while directing their focus on the world to come, the kingdom of heaven. Built on a foundation of fellowship, education, worship, and service, Real Break provides students the opportunity to understand the true meaning of seeing Christ in the other – traveling to all parts of the world during spring break Read more...

Canadian Youth Take Part in Mission Trip to Toronto

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

OTTAWA, CANADA --- During the last half of March break, the Senior Youth Group of Christ the Saviour Orthodox Sobor in Ottawa Canada went to volunteer at Saint John the Compassionate Mission in Toronto. They had a great group of 12 eager teenagers who were ready and willing to work. Prior to taking their journey, they held a fundraiser at their church to cover the cost of the trip and a donation for the mission. Through their efforts, they were able to donate $1400 to Saint John's to help support the mission's fantastic work! Read more...

Kulis Foundation Offers Matching Grant For The Diocesan Lenten Youth Project

Saturday, March 21, 2015

JOHNSTOWN, PA --- The Diocesan Chancery is pleased to announce that the National Jr. ACRY has received a matching funds grant from the John C. Kulis Charitable Foundation up to $10,000 in support of their Annual Lenten Youth Project. As the faithful of the Diocese are aware, the National Junior ACRY undertakes each year a Lenten Youth Project to promote the teachings of Christ to fulfill the needs of others through good works of charity. For many years now the National Junior ACRY has supported the work of the Diocesan inner city mission of Saint John the Compassionate in Toronto. This project is ongoing Read more...

Diocesan Priest Leads Real Break Trip to Slovakia!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Johnstown, PA [Diocesan Chancery] -- Very Rev. Protopresbyter Luke Mihaly, Pastor of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church of Danbury, CT and Dean of the New England Deanery, is presently leading an Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) Real Break Trip to St. Nicholas Children's Home in Mezilaborce, Slovakia, which is taking place through March 15, 2015. The St. Nicholas Children’s Home was constituted in 1994 by the Orthodox Church in Presov. In that same year, the St. Nicholas Children’s Home also established a special kindergarten. Read more...

Kulis Foundation To Offer Scholarship To Diocesan Students!

Monday, March 09, 2015

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The Diocesan Chancery has been informed that the Kulis Foundation is again offering six (6) different scholarship programs for the 2015-2016 academic year to Diocesan Students. This year, the scholarship programs will provide over $450,000 in available scholarship funds for eligible students. In 2014 13 Diocesan Students and Seminarians were recipients of scholarships. Interested students may view eligibility requirements for each of these six (6) scholarship programs and download applications by visiting Read more...

Archpastoral Visit to Charlotte To Be Live Broadcasted

Thursday, March 05, 2015

JOHNSTOWN, PA [Diocesan Chancery] -- The Divine Services during His Grace, Bishop Gregory's weekend visitation to his home parish of St. Nektarios Greek Orthodox Church in Charlotte, NC with the Myrrh-streaming Icon of the Theotokos Kardiotissa will be live-streamed on the internet and will be available on St Nektarios's parish website. The Schedule of Divine Services is as follows: Fri March 6 - 7:00 pm Salutations To The Theotokos. Sat March 7 - 6:00 pm Presentation By His Grace Bishop Gregory followed by Great Vespers at 7:00 pm Read more...

Eternal Memory - Fr. Matthew Baker

Monday, March 02, 2015

JOHNSTOWN, PA The Diocesan Chancery has learned that Fr. Matthew Baker, former Christ the Saviour seminarian and parishioner of Nativity of Our Lord Parish in Manassas, Virginia, and Pastor of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church of Norwich, CT, was tragically killed in a car accident on March 1, 2015 during an evening snow storm, while on the way home from celebrating the Triumph of Orthodoxy Vespers. His children who were traveling in the car with Fr. Matthew were thankfully not injured. Read more...

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...

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