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Photo Gallery of Graduation Exercises Held At Christ The Saviour Seminary Now Posted.

Sunday, May 06, 2012

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The faculty, seminarians and family members gathered at Christ the Saviour Seminary on Friday, May 4, 2012 to take part in graduation ceremonies for two members of the seminary community, The Rev. Fr. Joseph Gingrich and Subdeacon Jonathan Bannon. A special photogallery has now been posted on-line. Read more...

Protopresbyter Michael Rosco Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Sunday, April 29, 2012

PERTH AMBOY, NJ -- On Saturday April 28, 2012, Very Rev. Protopresbyter Michael Rosco, Pastor of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church of Perth Amboy, NJ, celebrated the 40th Anniversary of his Marriage to Pani Susan and his ordination to the Holy Priesthood. The day began with the blessing of HIs Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, by the celebration of the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy which was presided over by His Eminence, Archbishop Antony of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA. Read more...

Camp Nazareth Announces New Event: Family Camp - June 8-10, 2012

Friday, April 27, 2012

MERCER, PA [Camp Nazareth] -- Camp Nazareth is pleased to offer a new event this year in conjunction with Family Day. The event is called Family Camp and is exactly what it sounds like. Families camping together in the Camp cabins and participating in a weekend of services, games,discussions, activities and challenges that are all designed to help families deepen their relationship with God and with one another. Read more...

Holy Week and Pascha Photo Gallery From Around Diocese Now Posted

Thursday, April 19, 2012

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- A photogallery showing scenes from Holy Week and Pascha as celebrated by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios and throughout the diocese is now posted. Additional photos will be added as they are received. Check back daily for additional photos. Parishes who have not already done so may send up to three photos to be included by May 1, 2012. Photos must be accompanied by explanatory caption and emailed to Read more...

Most Reverend, Bishop William C. Skurla Enthroned as Archbishop of Pittsburgh and as the fifth Metropolitan of the Byzantine Catholic Church in America

Thursday, April 19, 2012

MUNHALL, PA -- His Eminence, Metropolitan Archbishop William C. Skurla was enthroned on April 18, 2012 as the fifth Metropolitan Archbishop of the Archeparchy of Pittsburgh and head of the Byzantine Catholic (Ruthenian) Metropolitan Church of Pittsburgh, at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Read more...

2012 Cathedral Holy Week and Pascha Photo & Video Galleries Now Posted

Sunday, April 15, 2012

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The complete photo and video gallery of Holy Week and Paschal Divine Services at Christ the Saviour Cathedral is now posted. Read more...

Come Receive the Light!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

JOHNSTOWN - [Diocesan Apostolate For Information Technology] - Receiving the Paschal light at Resurrection Matins and singing Christ is Risen for the first time after a long stint in the desert of the Great Fast is something Orthodox Christians look forward to with great joy. Recognizing that many faithful are homebound and no longer able to attend Church, the Diocesan Apostolate for Information Technology has made it possible to share in the joy of Holy Pascha in the on-line prayer chapel. Read more...

Archpastoral Encylical of Archbishop Demetrios of America for Pascha 2012

Saturday, April 14, 2012

As we gather to celebrate this great Feasts of Feasts, and together we experience the supreme joy of Holy Pascha, we offer our praise to God for His abundant grace and for the triumph of our Savior Jesus Christ over the power of sin and death. In a magnificent revelation of His invincible might, our Risen Lord has defeated all that corrupts and destroys our human existence. Read more...

Patriarchal Encyclical for Pascha 2012

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Beloved children in the Lord, If Christ’s Resurrection referred to Himself, then its significance for us would be negligible. The Church proclaims, however, that, the Lord did not arise alone. Together with Himself, He also resurrected all people. This is how our predecessor, St. John Chrysostom, proclaims this great truth in thunderous language: “Christ is risen, and none are left dead in the grave; for in being raised from the dead, he became the first-fruits of all who were asleep.” Read more...

The Consecration of Chrism By His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

CONSTANTINOPLE -- His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I has begun the process of Sanctifiying Holy Chrism during these first days of Passion Week. The consecration will be complete during Vesperal Liturgy on Holy Thursday. Read more...


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