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Uzhorod Cathedral of Holy Cross

Audio Recordings of Christmas Carols Available On-Line

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- In anticipation of the coming Feast of the Nativity of our Lord, audio files of selected traditional Carpatho-Rusyn Christmas as sung By St. John's Male Chorus of Bridgeport Connecticut, and St. Michael's Choir of Binghamton, NY are now available Read more...

2011 OCF Chaplains’ Conference to Focus on Helping Students through Crises

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

FISHERS, IN -- The North American Office of Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) announced today the details of its 2011 Chaplains Conference, to be held at the Antiochian Village in Ligonier, PA, from February 8-10, 2011. Read more...

Fr. Sam Sherry is Elevated to Protopresbyter

Sunday, December 19, 2010

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- On Sunday December 19, 2010, Very Rev. Fr. Sam Sherry, the pastor of St Michael's Orthodox Church of Niles, IL was elevated to the priestly rank of Protopresbyter By His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas. The elevation of Fr. Sam took place during the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy for the Feast of St. Nicholas at Christ the Saviour Cathedral. Read more...

Episcopal Assemby Launches Website

Saturday, December 18, 2010

JOHNSTOWN, PA --- The Diocesan Chancery has learned that the web site of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America -- formerly known as the Episcopal Assembly of North and Central America -- made its debut on Friday, December 17, 2010. Read more...

Wall Street Journal: Church Renews Fight Over Ground Zero Site

Thursday, December 09, 2010

NEW YORK, NY -- The Wall Street Journal reports that legal action has begun against the Port Authority demanding that St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, destroyed on 9/11, be rebuilt under the terms of a deal worked out several years ago. Read more...

Eternal Memory: Mildred Valasek

Sunday, December 05, 2010

JOHNSTOWN, PA - The Chancery been informed that + Mildred Valasek passed to eternity on Saturday Dec 4, 2010. She is the mother of Fr. Don Valasek of St. Nicholas Church in Scranton, PA Read more...

Difference Makers - Staff Recruitment Retreat - Camp Nazareth

Friday, December 03, 2010

MERCER, PA --- Do you want to make a real difference in the life of a child? Do you believe that you can make a difference in that child’s life? Then Camp Nazareth and our Diocese call you to be a member of the 2011 Camp Nazareth Summer Staff. Because at Camp, the Staff makes all the difference! Read more...

2010 National Youth Encounter Photo Gallery Posted

Sunday, November 28, 2010

MERCER, PA -- Photos of the 2010 National Youth Encounter, held November 12-14, 2010 at Camp Nazareth are now posted. An enjoyable weekend was had by the more the forty youth in attendance. Read more...

Orthodox Christian Mission Center 2011 Mission Teams Now Being Formed

Friday, November 26, 2010

ST. AUGUSTINE, FL -- In 2010, the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC) sent 119 people on short-term mission teams around the world to offer a living witness to the Orthodox Christian faith through loving service and fellowship. Orthodox Mission Team opportunities are now available for 2011, and by the prayers of the faithful in North America, OCMC hopes that even more people will answer the call to share in a journey of faith Read more...

Büyükada Orphanage in Istanbul to be transferred to Ecumenical Patriarchate

Friday, November 26, 2010

ISTANBUL -- Procedures to transfer the orphanage on the largest of Istanbul’s Princes’ Islands to the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate have been completed and the deed will be delivered to Patriarch Bartholomew on Monday. Read more...


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