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Eternal Memory: Deacon James Janiec

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- With a heavy heart, the Diocesan Chancery wishes to announce that +DEACON JAMES JANIEC reposed in the Lord on Monday March 24, 2014 shortly after entering into hospice care. Deacon James, a parishioner of Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Johnstown, was ordained to the Holy Diaconate by His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa on August 28, 2013, the Feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God at Christ The Saviour Cathedral. Since his ordination to the Diaconate, Read more...

Bishop Gregory Offers Condolences To The Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese On The Repose of Metropolitan Philip

Sunday, March 23, 2014

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- [Diocesan Chancery] His Grace Bishop Gregory has offered the following letter of condolence on behalf of the clergy and faithful of the diocese on the Repose of His Eminence, Metropolitan Philip to Archbishop Joseph, Locum Tenens of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America: Glory to Jesus Christ! Your Eminence: It is with a heavy heart that I express the condolences of our Diocese, her entire Priesthood, Monastics consecrated to the religious life, Seminarians and our Faithful on the deep loss the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese is experiencing on the recent passing to eternal life of your father-in-Christ, His Eminence, Metropolitan Philip Saliba. Many among us remember that His Eminence had a wonderful relationship with our Bishops for a very long time, they having worked along-side each other during the period His Eminence led your Archdiocese for over 40 years. It has been a time of continuous growth and renewal for all of you. Read more...

ACRY Ambassador Begins Real Break Romania Journey

Saturday, March 22, 2014

JOHNSTOWN [National ACRY] -- Thanks to the generosity of the members of the ACRY, the faithful of the Diocese and the Kulis Foundation, Nate Choma, the ACRY Ambassador, and College Student at Kent State University begins his OCF sponsored Real Break Journey to Romania, today. Nate is part of student team that is travelling to Valea Plopului, a remote village about 70 miles north of Bucharest, Romania. This community takes care of about 220 orphans, handicapped children and children from families with financial hardships. Read more...

Eternal Memory: + Metropolitan Philip
(Updated 3/21/14)

Thursday, March 20, 2014

ANTIOCHIAN ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN ARCHDIOCESE OF NORTH AMERICA -- With great sadness, The Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America announces the passing unto life eternal of His Eminence the Most Reverend Metropolitan Philip (Saliba), Archbishop of New York and Metropolitan of All North America. Read more...

Register Now For 2014 ACRY Metropolitan Orestes Memorial Bowling Tournament

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

ELIZABETH, NJ [National ACRY] - St. Nicholas Orthodox Church and ACRY Chapter #34 of Elizabeth, New Jersey, is pleased to be the host for the 2014 66th Metropolitan Orestes Memorial Bowling Tournament. Come join them for an enjoyable weekend of bowling, Christian Fellowship and worship! The tournament is open to all members of the Diocesan and their friends, membership in the ACRY is not required. Not a bowler? No worries, there will be plenty of other enjoyable activities as Elizabeth is in close proximity to New York City and the Jersey Shore. Read more...

Eternal Memory: Mary Bowe - (Updated 3-18-14)

Saturday, March 15, 2014

NILES, IL --The Chancery has been notified that +MARY BOWE, the mother of Pani Nancy Shuster, fell asleep in the Lord yesterday, March 14, 2014. She was 91 . She was a parishioner of St. Michael's Orthodox Church in Niles, IL Visitation will be on Monday, March 17, 2014 from 3-9pm at Russo Hillside Chapels, 4500 Roosevelt Road , Hillside, IL 60162 Panachida will be served at 7:30pm. A Parastas service will take place at St. Michael's Church in Niles, IL at 10am on Tuesday morning. Read more...

Bishop Gregory Invites Diocesan Youth and Families to Take Part in Second Annual Family Camp at Camp Nazareth

Saturday, March 15, 2014

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- His Grace, Bishop Gregory has issued a cordial invitation to all Diocesan Youth and their families to join him at Camp Nazareth for the second annual Family Camp which will take place during Camp Nazareth's upcoming Family Day Weekend. The text of his pastoral letter, Protocol No. 5, is as follows: Glory to Jesus Christ! Dear Diocesan Parents and Children, Our Diocese is pleased to offer our second annual Family Camp at Camp Nazareth this year in conjunction with Family Day. The event 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. Last year we had 7 Families and a total of 24 participants at Family Camp. We had a wonderful time together and we are looking forward to being together again this year. We know our families need support and help, especially in this day and age. Read more...

Diocesan Stewardship Commission Meets, Reviews Sobor Proposal Progress

Thursday, March 13, 2014

JOHNSTOWN, PA - [Diocesan Chancery] The Diocesan Stewardship Commission met on Tuesday, March 11th in Johnstown, PA. The meeting was hosted by His Grace Bishop Gregory of Nyssa and Very Reverend Protopresbyter Frank Miloro, Diocesan Chancellor. This was the first formal meeting of the Commission since the unanimous adoption of its first Stewardship Proposal by the delegates to the Diocesan Council-Sobor that took place in Johnstown from October 20 - 23, 2013. High on the meeting agenda was a report on responses to the Proposal’s resolution that, the parish council of every parish in the diocese designate a local stewardship coordinator to work with the diocesan Stewardship Commission and to lead the stewardship planning, education, and programs of the parish Read more...

Sunday of Orthodoxy At The Cathedral

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- On Sunday, March 9, 2014, His Grace Bishop Gregory led the faithful of Christ the Saviour Cathedral in the celebration of Divine Liturgy and Vespers for the Sunday of Orthodoxy. The cathedral celebration included a procession with icons prior to Divine Liturgy by the Cathedral children, and Pan-Orthodox Vespers in the afternoon with clergy from the Johnstown Deanery and area Orthodox Churches. His Grace, Bishop Gregory was the homilist at Vespers. Read more...

Eternal Memory: Peter Holubz Jr.

Thursday, March 06, 2014

JOHNSTOWN, PA - The Chancery been advised that +PETER HOLUBZ, Jr, the father of Pani Deborah Zak, fell asleep in the Lord on Wednesday night, March 5. The funeral arrangements are as follows: Viewing is at the Moskal-Kennedy Funeral Home, Corner of Ohio Street and Highland Avenue, in the Moxham section of Johnstown, on Friday, March 7, 2014 from 2-4 PM and 6-9 PM. The Funeral Service will be served at 7 PM by Fr. R. Michael Zak. Funeral Divine Liturgy will be celebrated on Saturday March 8, 2014 at 10 AM in SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church on St.Clair Road in Johnstown with Father Mark Phillips (Pastor), celebrant. Read more...

 

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