Wednesday, March 16, 2016
WOODSTOCK, GA -- [National ACRY] Registration information is now online for the 2016 Metropolitan Orestes Memorial Bowling Tournament, sponsored by the National ACRY which will take place over Memorial Day Holiday weekend (May 27-30, 2016) in the Metropolitan Atlanta Georgia Area in Woodstock, Georgia.
Diocesan faithful and friends are cordially invited by His Grace Bishop Gregory along with Fr. Matthew Dutko and parishioners of St. Elizabeth Orthodox Church of Woodstock, GA to come spend an enjoyable weekend of bowling, Christian Fellowship and worship All are welcome and need not be ACRY members to take part. Read more...
Sunday, March 13, 2016
JOHNSTOWN, PA -- With the setting of the sun and the celebration of Forgiveness Vespers this evening, the season of The Great Fast has been ushered in throughout our God-Saved Diocese and the Orthodox Church throughout the world.
This Holy Season, as His Grace, Bishop Gregory has reminded us in his Lenten Archpastoral Letter "is a time for self-examination and self-denial. We must take control of our lives and bodies with fasting in order to gain a greater awareness of our dependence on and relationship with God."
To assist the faithful in making the most of this holy season, additional resources have been added to our Diocesan Website. Read more...
Friday, March 11, 2016
JOHNSTOWN, PA [National ACRY] The National Sr. ACRY is pleased to announce that the 2015 Advent Mission Project has raised over $20,000 in support of the Fr. Michael Rosco Memorial, Habitat for Humanity building project. These funds include a generous $5000 grant from the Kulis Foundation. With the proceeds of the Advent Mission Project, the grand total raised for this worthy cause as of today, is over $32,000.00! Also seven members of our Diocesan family have agreed to serve on a construction team, thus far.
This memorial building project is being spearheaded by the faithful of Fr. Michael’s former parish, St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church of Perth Amboy, NJ, in conjunction with International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC). Plans call for a home to be built in the Summer of 2016 for a deserving family in Mandeville, LA Read more...
Monday, February 15, 2016
JOHNSTOWN, PA - The Diocesan Chancery is pleased to announce the schedule of the annual Diocesan Lenten Retreats, which are sponsored by the ACRY for the upcoming Lenten Season. These retreats are open to everyone and contain special programing for youth and adults of all ages. Bishop Gregory, along with other talented clergy of the Diocese will offer insightful and inspiring presentations designed to encourage and challenge the faithful to stay focused on the spiritual life as they continue their Lenten Journey to Pascha.
Central Region: Saturday April 9, 2016 at St. Nicholas Church, Homestead, PA from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Eastern Region: Saturday April 16, 2016 at The Conference Center at Valley Forge, Phoenixville, PA from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm (EST). Read more...
Friday, January 01, 2016
From December 28-31, 2015, the Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) hosted its annual College Conference East at Antiochian Village in Bolivar, PA. This year, 17 of our Diocesan college students were in attendance. College students of many Orthodox jurisdictions from all over the country came together to spend 4 days in prayer, spiritual growth, fellowship, and fun.
His Grace, Bishop Gregory, who serves as the Assembly of Bishops's liason to OCF, presided over the conference and spent quality time with the college students. Read more...