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A Nativity Greeting from the Orthodox Christian Mission Center

Thursday, December 24, 2009

The staff, volunteers and board members of the Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC) hope that you are having a blessed Christmas and Theophany. Read more...

Archpastoral Letter for the Nativity 2009

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Once again I have the great privilege and honor of greeting you with this traditional salutation of our people as we celebrate this mystical festivity of the Birth of our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Read more...

Nativity Message of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Beloved concelebrants and blessed children in the Lord, Heaven and earth have united Through the birth of Christ. Today, God has appeared on earth, And man has ascended to heaven. (Christmas Hymn) Read more...

Lived Theology School: Do You Have A Year to Give?

Monday, December 21, 2009

The Lived Theology School at St John the Compassionate Mission in Toronto asks, Do you have a year to give? Do you have a year to actively serve the poor and disadvantaged in the context of a full Orthodox liturgical life? Can you give one year to really seeking God’s will in your life Read more...

Christmas Carols From St. John's Male Chorus of Bridgeport Now Posted

Sunday, December 20, 2009

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 are now available online for your listening pleasure Read more...

Diocesan Readers, Subdeacons & Deacons Gather in Johnstown

Sunday, December 20, 2009

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- Despite a significant winter snowstorm, a record number of Diocesan Readers, Subdeacons and Deacons have gathered in Johnstown, this weekend (Dec 18-20, 2009) for the Annual Readers and Deacons Retreat hosted by Christ the Saviour Seminary and Cathedral. Read more...

Archbishop Demetrios of America Delivers Lecture: St. Paul the Apostle of Joy

Saturday, December 19, 2009

NEW YORK, NY -- A video of a lecture presented by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese on December 9, 2009 at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT entitled "St. Paul the Apostle of Joy" is now posted on line. Read more...

Reflections on Diocesan Missionary Work in the Canadian Vineyard

Saturday, December 19, 2009

In his letter to our 2009 Diocesan Sobor our Patriarch said, “We must always draw life from the Liturgy of our Church; and at the same time, we cannot forget to respond to the needs of our neighbor, especially during these difficult times in our world. The Church becomes the Church when it identifies with the most vulnerable.” These words sum up the essence of St John the Compassionate Mission Read more...

Archbishop Job of Chicago Reposes in The Lord

Saturday, December 19, 2009

JOHNSTOWN, PA - The Chancery was saddened to learn that His Eminence Archbishop Job (Osacky) of the Midwest Diocese of the Orthodox Church in America, died unexpectedly yesterday, Dec 18, 2009. Read more...

News and Needs: St John the Compassionate Mission Releases Christmas Newsletter

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- St. John the Compassionate Mission has just released its Christmas 2009 Newsletter which outlines the incredible philanthropic works, accomplished by this exemplary Apostolate of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA. Read more...


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Epistle Reading: Hebrews 9:24-28

Gospel Reading: Mark 8:27-31

The Holy Martyr Calliopius; Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow and Enlightener of North America; Righteous Father Savvas the New of Kalymnos; George, Bishop of Lesvos

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