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Eternal Memory: Pani Anna Kozar

Friday, October 27, 2017

JJOHNSTOWN, PA - With great sorrow, the Diocesan Chancery announces the falling asleep in the Lord of Pani Anna Kozar, the wife of the late, Very Rev. Protopresbyter Elias Kozar, Pastor Emeritus of St. Mary's Orthodox Church of Yonkers, NY. on Friday, October 27th.

Pani Anna was born in New York City, on December 8, 1925, to the late Konstantine and Anna (Herko) Yanoscik and was educated in New York City schools. After graduation, she worked for the Morgan Guaranty Trust Company in Manhattan. During the 1980's she worked for Martinelli Publications in Yonkers.

On January 25, 1948, she married Fr. Elias Kozar at St. Nicholas Church in New York City. Fr. Elias was ordained to the holy priesthood on February 1, 1948, and was assigned to St. Mary's Church in Buffallo NY, where the couple lived for three years. In 1951, Father Kozar assumed pastorate at St. Mary's Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Church in Yonkers, where he and Pani Anna resided until Father Kozar's retirement in 1996. They subsequently moved to Newburgh NY. Read more...

Eternal Memory: Very Rev. Charles Sunderland

Monday, October 23, 2017

JOHNSTOWN, PA - With great sorrow, the Diocesan Chancery announces the falling asleep in the Lord of Very Rev. Fr. Charles Sunderland, on Sunday, October 22.

Father Charles.served our Diocese for many years, after embracing Orthodoxy in 1975. He served several parishes in Indiana until founding our Diocesan St. Alexis Parish in Lafayette He served there until he retired in 2001 when he moved to Grand Junction, Colorado. Read more...

OCF To Hold Training Webinar For Getting Started In Campus Ministry

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

BROOKLINE, MA [Orthodox Christian Fellowship] --- Are you new to campus ministry? Would you like to reach out to the students in your community? Whether you are a clergyman, a lay leader in your parish, a professor, or a concerned parent, join OCF on November 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm ET for a one-hour webinar on how to get started on campus. Learn what you can expect from campus activities offices, ways to find Orthodox students, and the basics of what makes an OCF chapter successful and sustainable. Read more...

Eternal Memory: Matushka Catherine Jula (Updated 8/10/17)

Monday, August 07, 2017

JOHNSTOWN, PA - With great sorrow, the Diocesan Chancery announces that Matushka Catherine Jula reposed in the Lord on Monday, August 7. 2017.

Matushka Catherine Jula (Jugan), age 83, was the beloved wife of the late V. Rev. Dr. Stephen Jula, the founding pastor of our Diocesan Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church in North Royalton, Ohio . She is survived by her children Ilarion (Rita), Maria Jula, and Anthony (Linda), her grandchildren Stephanie, Catherine, Megan, and Nathaniel and siblings Helen Hart, Millie Muir, George and Donald, She was pre-deceased by parents Michael and Mary (nee Kozar) Jugan, one sister and five brothers. Read more...

Eternal Memory: Protopresbyter Elias Kozar (Updated 6/14/17)

Saturday, June 10, 2017

JOHNSTOWN, PA - With great sorrow, the Diocesan Chancery announces the falling asleep in the Lord of Very Rev. Protopresbyter Elias Kozar, Pastor Emeritus of St. Mary's Orthodox Church of Yonkers, NY. early this morning (Sunday June 11, 2017).

Father Elias was born on January 19, 1926 in Dickson City, Pennsylvania, the son of Elias, Sr. and Anna Kozar. On January 25, 1948 he was married to Anna Yanoscik and he was ordained to the Holy Priesthood by His Eminence, Metropolitan Orestes Chornock on February 1, 1948 in Saint Nicholas Orthodox Church on 10th Street in New York City. He was elevated to Protopresbyter in October, 1976 by His Grace, +Bishop John Martin.

Father Elias served as Dean of the Eastern Seaboard Deanery which consisted of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut and President of the Westchester, NY Orthodox Clergy Fellowship. Read more...

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