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Ecumenical Patriarchate Issues Communiqué on the Resurgence of Violence Spreading Throughout the World

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

CONSTANTINOPLE, [Ecumenical Patriarchate] -- The Ecumenical Patriarchate expresses profound concern about the resurgence of violence currently spreading throughout the world. From America to Africa and throughout Europe and Asia, continents are confronted with the phenomenon of intolerance that not only undermines world stability and peace, but also constitutes a denial of human dignity. Racial murders, genocide, ethnic cleansing, anti-semitism, destruction of places of worship etc, constitute barbaric acts that must be denounced publicly Read more...

A New Year To Begin For the Lived Theology School

Sunday, August 12, 2012

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- The new school year of the Lived Theology School will commence on September 1st 2012 with the intake of the new full-time interns. Further applications are welcome for full-time interns for September and throughout the year for those who wish to live the LTS experience for the whole year or for shorter periods of time. Read more...

Orthodox On-Line Scripture Study Resumes

Saturday, August 11, 2012

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The Diocesan Chancery is pleased to announce that the on-line Orthodox Scripture Study, on the Gospel of St. Matthew, has resumed its weekly classes for the Fall and Spring 2012-2013 academic year, continuing where the study left off at the end of the 2011-2012 season. It is held weekly on Saturday evenings at 4:45 pm and will continue through the end of June 2013, with short recesses to be announced during the Nativity and Holy Week/Paschal Seasons. Each class is approximately 60 minutes in length with time allotted for questions to follow. Read more...

Archbishop Jan of Presov Reposes in the Lord

Friday, August 03, 2012

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The Diocesan Chancery has been informed that His Eminence, Archbishop Jan of Presov, Slovakia reposed in the Lord on Thursday, August 2, 2012 at the age of 75. Archbishop Jan (John) Holoni was born on January 29th, 1937 in Trebišov, Slovakia. In 1958 His Eminence, completed the Orthodox Theological Faculty in Presov, and was ordained, that same year deacon and later priest. Read more...

Deadlines Approaching for 2012 ACRY Convention

Thursday, August 02, 2012

JOHNSTOWN, PA [National ACRY] -- Deadlines are quickly approaching for the 68th Annual Senior and 29th Junior ACRY Convention which will be held in Johnstown, PA, from Friday, August 31st to Monday, September 3rd hosted by Chapter 20 and the Christ the Saviour Cathedral family. ACRY members and diocesan faithful are cordially invited to attend the convention. The deadline for hotel reservations at a discounted rate, program book adds and meal reservations is Tuesday August 7, 2012. Read more...

Final Week of 2012 Diocesan Summer Camping Program Begins

Sunday, July 29, 2012

MERCER, PA --- Diocesan Campers from the Pittsburgh, Mid-Atlantic, Tri-State and Washington D.C. Deaneries Deaneries arrived this afternoon at Camp Nazareth for the third and final week of the 2012 Camping Program.These young men and women from across the diocese, join the more than 200 of the peers who have already participated in this year's program which has been described by campers, clergy and staff alike as the "best ever" This year's theme is The Church is the Door to Life. Read more...

Funeral Services For Protodeacon John Youhas Celebrated

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

AMBRIDGE, PA -- Funeral services for the ever-memorable Protodeacon John Youhas, parish vocation of St. John the Baptist Church, Ambridge, PA and personal deacon to the late Metropolitan Nicholas were conducted today. Representing His Eminence, Archbishop Demetrios, Diocesan Locum Tenens, was the Very Rev. Protopresbyter Frank P. Miloro, Diocesan Chancellor. Read more...

Videos From Camp Nazareth On-Line

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The Diocesan Chancery is pleased to announce that two recently produced videos featuring our diocesan youth at Camp Nazareth are now available on-line. The first video is of the Divine Liturgy celebrated during the first week of the 2012 Camping Season. Experience for yourself the beauty of the camp church and the angelic singing Read more...

Reflections on the Falling Asleep In The Lord of Protodeacon John Youhas

Sunday, July 22, 2012

DIOCESAN CHANCERY -- Protodeacon John Youhas returned home to the Lord and entered into eternal rest with his family at his side early Friday morning, July 20, 2012, after a year long battle with cancer. Born May 17, 1950, in Central City, PA, the son of John and Kathryn (Pribish) Youhas, he was a lifelong member of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, Ambridge, PA. Preceding him in death were his grandparents, Andrew (Katren) Pribish, and Michael (Mary) Youhas; and many aunts and uncles. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sister, Bonita (Ronald) Raible of Callawassie Island-Okatie, SC; niece, Tamara (Danny) Wilson of Boynton Beach, FL; along with several uncles, aunts and cousins. Read more...

2012 Orthodox Youth Mission Team ASP Trip, July 7-15

Sunday, July 22, 2012

DANBURY, CT -- The Orthodox Youth Mission team was in Johnson City, TN from July 7-15, 2012 to participate in the Appalachian Service Project. The team was lead by Father Luke Mihaly of Holy Trinity in Danbury, CT along with 4 other adult leaders. The team consisted of 11 teens from the parishes of Holy Trinity Danbury, CT, St. John's Mill Hill Avenue, Bridgeport, CT, Holy Trinity Yonkers, NY, St. Barbara's Orange, CT and St. Alexis in Clinton, CT. The first project was installing vinyl siding, reframing an outside wall, and creating a drainage ditch for an elderly woman who lives alone. The second project was installing a new outside wall, including framing, insulating, sheathing and siding for an elderly couple Read more...


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