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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...

Eternal Memory: Vladimir Rosco

Monday, November 25, 2013

JOHNSTOWN, PA - The Diocesan Chancery has been informed that +Vladimir Rosco, the son of Pani Susan and the late Protopresbyter Michael Rosco fell asleep in the Lord on Saturday, November 23, 2013. The viewing will take place on Sunday, December 1, 2013 at Novak Funeral Home 419 Barclay Street, Perth Amboy, NJ 08861 from 2:00 pm -6:00 pm. The Parastas Service will take place at 5:00 pm. Read more...

Eternal Memory: Michael Chalachan

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

JOHNSTOWN, PA - The Diocesan Chancery offers its sincere condolences on the recent falling asleep in the Lord of +Michael Chalachan, the father of Pani Linda Kadlec. Michael Chalachan, 93, fell asleep in the Lord on Sunday, October 27, 2013 at his home. He was predeceased by his wife, Anna in 2002, his brothers, Peter and Andrew. Read more...

IOCC Reaches Out To Philippines Typhoon Survivors In Hardest Hit Areas

Friday, November 15, 2013

BALTIMORE, MD (IOCC) — The struggle to clear roads of debris and restore the lines of communication across the Philippines is slowing relief efforts for survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan. More than 11.8 million people have been affected by the deadly storm that has claimed 4,460 lives so far and left more than 920,000 people with no homes to return to. The need for food and medicine is critical, especially in hardest hit Tacloban city, where fuel is expected to run out in a few days and damage to the local airport's runway is limiting its use to small planes evacuating displaced storm victims. International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) is responding with partners on the ground to reach vulnerable families in the country's hardest hit areas Read more...

 

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