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Diocese To Mark the One Year Anniversary of Repose of +Metropolitan Nicholas

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The Diocesan Chancery has announced that special memorial services will take place at Christ the Saviour Cathedral and St. John the Baptist Parish in Perth Amboy New Jersey to mark the one year anniversary of the repose of +His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas, who Fell-Asleep-In-The-Lord on March 13, 2011. Read more...

Archpastoral Encyclical on Great Lent 2012 - Archbishop Demetrios

Monday, February 27, 2012

As we begin this season of Holy and Great Lent, we do so in anticipation of the blessings we will receive as we commune with Christ through the special services, observances, and disciplines of our Orthodox Christian faith. We embark on a journey of faith, with the destination of the joy of Pascha before us, knowing that abundant spiritual treasure awaits if we are committed to intensifying prayer and fasting and service to others in charity. Read more...

Join Orthodox College Students In 24 Hours of Unceasing Prayer

Sunday, February 26, 2012

BROOKLINE, MA -- The Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) invites you to join Orthodox College Students throughout North America as they usher in Great Lent this evening by beginning a 24 hour coast to coast unceasing prayer chain. Local OCF Chapters will be taking one hour prayer shifts on campus and in local Orthodox parishes to pray for their fellow college students, family and friends, beginning at 6:00 pm this evening and continuing through 6:00 pm tommorow. Read more...

Catechetical Homily For Great Lent of His All-Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

Sunday, February 26, 2012

In recent times, we observe an elevated level of concern. Many challenges arise. The world is suffering and yearns for help. Indeed, we are going through a general test. Some people call it a financial decline; others refer to it as a political crisis. So far as we are concerned, it is a matter of spiritual perversion. And a solution exists. Many resolutions are proposed and numerous viewpoints are heard. Yet, the problems persist. People feel deserted and alone. Their deeper nature is ignored. They remain in the gloom of confusion and depression. Read more...

Holy Cross Orthodox Mission to Host Lenten Retreat

Saturday, February 18, 2012

COLUMBUS, OHIO -- Holy Cross Orthodox Mission (2548 Billingsley Road, Columbus, OH 43235) is holding a Lenten Retreat on Saturday, March 31, 2012, beginning at 10 a.m. and concluding at 5:00 p.m. The day will be led by the V. Rev. Protopresbyter Kenneth Bachofsky, DMin. Fr. Ken is pastor of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Warren, OH and a faculty member at Christ the Saviour Seminary Read more...

In Remembrance: 35th Anniversary of the Repose Of Metropolitan Orestes

Friday, February 17, 2012

JOHNSTOWN PA -- Today, February 17, 2012, marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of the Falling Asleep in the Lord of His Eminence, Metropolitan Orestes (Chornock), of Thrice Blessed Memory. Metropolitan Orestes, following the death of his beloved Pani Yolanda (Molchany) was consecrated as the first Bishop Read more...

Protopresbyter James Dutko Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Ordination

Friday, February 17, 2012

BINGHAMTON, NY -- Protopresbyter James S. Dutko, pastor of St. Michael’s Orthodox Church, Binghamton, New York, marked the 40th Anniversary of his Ordination to the Holy Priesthood by celebrating the Divine Liturgy at St. Michael’s Church on Monday, February 13, 2012. Read more...

Groundbreaking Takes Place For New St. John's Church in Hermitage, PA

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

HERMITAGE, PA—On Sunday, February 12th, over 80 people gathered in prayer to break ground for the new church complex of St. John’s parish, currently of Sharon. The service of the Blessing of the Foundation of a Church was celebrated by the Very Rev. Protopresbyter Kenneth Bachofsky, dean of the Youngstown Deanery Read more...

2nd Annual International Children’s Classic Golf Tournament to Benefit Rusyn Orphanages

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

BINGHAMTON, NY -- On Saturday, May 19th, St. Michael's is pleased to host the 2nd Annual International Children's Classic at Endwell Greens Golf Club. All net proceeds from this event will be divided between the St. Nicholas Orphanage in Medzilaborce, Slovakia, Holy Cross Orphanage and the Regional Medical Center's Children's Wing both located in Uzhgorod, Ukraine. Read more...

2012 Diocesan Lenten Retreats

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

JOHNSTOWN, PA - The Diocesan Chancery is pleased to announce the schedule of the annual Diocesan Lenten Retreats, which are sponsored by the ACRY for the upcoming Lenten Season. Read more...

 

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