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Uzhorod Cathedral of Holy Cross

Archpastoral Letter for the Nativity 2013

Monday, December 23, 2013

I greet you with joy and love in the Name of our Incarnate Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Let us give thanks to Almighty God, by whose grace we have been given the opportunity to celebrate the Birth of His Son. If we look around, we find hatred, mistrust, suffering, and the absence of peace and love in our neighborhood, city, country, and in fact the whole world. This reality in life makes us cry out for God’s help, assistance, and intervention. Read more...

Patriarchal Encyclical for The Nativity 2013

Monday, December 23, 2013

Many centuries ago, the Prophet foresaw and announced with enthusiasm and joy the birth of the child Jesus from the ever-Virgin Mary. Naturally, even then, there was no period of census by Augustus Caesar, no place to stay for the safety of the Holy Virgin who was carrying a child by the Holy Spirit. So the holy Joseph as her betrothed and protector was obliged to lead her to a cave, a manger with animals, in order to give birth to a child. Heaven and earth received them, offering thanks to their Creator:The angels offered the hymn; the heavens a star; the wise men gifts; the shepherds a miracle; the earth a cave; the desert a manger; and we the Mother Virgin. Read more...

Be A Light In The Lives Of Our Orthodox College Students!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

BROOKLINE, MA -- Christ is born! Glorify Him! The National Office and Student Advisory Board of the Orthodox Christian Fellowship extends its greetings on the upcoming Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord. To spread the joy of the feast, they invite you to watch a short, 4-minute video we made as a fun way to share in the celebration of this joyous upcoming feast! Diocesan faithful and friends are kindly asked to be a light in the lives of our beloved Orthodox College Students Read more...

His All-Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Receives Exceptional Academic Honor

Thursday, December 19, 2013

ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE -- On December 19, 2013, His All-Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew received an honorary doctorate from Istanbul's Bogaziçi University (formerly Robert College) for his extraordinary vision and initiatives for the protection of the natural environment. The award comes on the occasion of Bogaziçi University's 150th anniversary. Not only is this Turkish institution of higher learning the first ever to be ranked (as it has since 2012) among the top 200 universities in the world, but it is the first to bestow such an honor on His All-Holiness, and the first also publicly to acknowledge his status and position as Ecumenical Patriarch, a title which has been used since the 6th century A.D. Read more...

Many Years Bishop Gregory!

Friday, December 06, 2013

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- [Diocesan Chancery] The Diocesan chancery staff joins the clergy and faithful of the Diocese in wishing His Grace, Bishop Gregory Many Years as he celebrates his birthday today, December 7, 2013. May Almighty God Grant to His servant, our Right Reverend Bishop Gregory of Nyssa, good health, salvation and a continued fruitful ministry as Chief Shepherd of our God-Saved Diocese Read more...

Diocesan Clergy and Faithful Gather For Funeral of Vladimir Rosco

Friday, December 06, 2013

JOHNSTOWN,PA [Diocesan Chancery]-- Clergy, parishioners and family of the deceased gathered in St. John's Church in Perth Amboy, NJ on Monday, December 2 for the funeral of Vladimir Rosco, son of Pani Susan Rosco and the late Protopresbyter Michael S. Rosco. The previous evening, a Requiem was sung in the Novak Funeral Home. The deceased had passed away unexpectedly on November 23, six months after the death of his father who died as a result of a fatal car crash. Read more...

Bishop Gregory To Attend Second International Conference on Religious Freedom

Sunday, December 01, 2013

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- At the invitation of the Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa will attend the Archon Second International Conference on Religious Freedom: "Tearing Down Walls: Achieving Religious Equality in Turkey." It will take place in Berlin, Germany on December 4-5, 2013. This upcoming conference promises to be an extraordinary, historic and watershed event, just as the first Archon International Conference on Religious Freedom was in November 2010 at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium. Read more...

Schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory For
December 2013

Saturday, November 30, 2013

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa for December 2013, has been released by the Diocesan Chancery. Read more...

Thanksgiving Greetings

Thursday, November 28, 2013

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- It is proper and just to sing to You, to bless You, to praise You, to thank You, to worship You in every place of Your kingdom, for You are God, ineffable, inconceivable, invisible, incomprehensible, ever existing yet ever the same, You and Your only-begotten Son and Your Holy Spirit. You brought us out of non-existence into being and, when we had fallen, You raised us up again, and left nothing undone to lead us to heaven and to bestow upon us Your future kingdom. For all this we give thanks to You and to Your only-begotten Son and Your Holy Spirit, for all that we know and do not know Read more...

Bishop Gregory Celebrates First Anniversary of Consecration to the Episcopacy

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- With gratitude to Almighty God, the clergy and the faithful of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese extend their heartfelt congratulations and best wishes, today - November 27, 2013, to His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa on the first anniversary of his Consecration and Enthronement as Ruling Diocesan Bishop. The past year has been a joyful year for the clergy and the faithful of the Diocese, as they have come to know their new Hierarch. Read more...

 

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Saturday after Nativity; 14,000 infants (Holy Innocents) slain by Herod in Bethlehem; Our Righteous Father Marcellus, Abbot of the Monastery of the Unsleeping Ones; Our Righteous Father Thaddeus the Confessor; Afterfeast of the Nativity

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