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Archpastoral Letter for the Nativity 2016/2017

Friday, January 06, 2017

Dear Beloved Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

On this glorious Feast of the Nativity of Christ we celebrate a truly a wondrous event in which God, in His infinite and marvelous grace, became man bringing us enduring hope, newness of life, and eternal salvation. The Son of God, the Lord of Glory and King of kings who upholds the universe by His word of power, became man so that we human beings might be redeemed, renewed, united with Him, and become fellow citizens with the Saints and members of God’s kingdom.

The magnitude and depth of the event of the Nativity of Christ are impossible to grasp, but the message is clear and true. It is a message of grace, hope, and salvation to all humanity and to all the created order. Read more...

Schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory For December 2016

Thursday, December 01, 2016

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa for December 2016 has been released by the Diocesan Chancery. Read more...

Archpastoral Letter For The Nativity Fast 2016

Thursday, November 10, 2016

My beloved Faithful Clergy and Laity of our God-Protected Diocese:

It is hard to believe that this month marks the fourth anniversary of my Consecration and Enthronement as your Bishop. During my visits to the parishes you have heard me preaching on the state of affairs, locally and globally. Conflicts, wars and senseless violence continue to inflict pain and suffering and spill blood everywhere. I am deeply saddened that peace continues to elude us. This lack of peace is the direct result of increased selfishness and hatred throughout the world. Whatever we as inhabitants of this planet are doing it is not working, somehow it is not enough. Obviously we as humans can not achieve peace on our own. We need the help of the Lord. Read more...

Patriarchal Proclamation on the 25th Anniversary of His All-Holiness' Election to the Ecumenical Throne

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

We offer praise and glory to the Triune God, who deemed us worthy to reach the twenty-fifth anniversary since the day when, by the mandate of our Holy and Sacred Synod, we ascended the martyred Apostolic Throne of the Church of Constantinople. With God’s grace, having gladly run this long course of service in the First-Throne among the Orthodox Churches, we look back the experiences, events, prayers, journeys and activities, while at the same time looking forward with a spirit of optimism and steadfast hope to the future, even as today we exclaim the words of our saintly predecessor, St. John Chrysostom: “Glory be to God for all things.” Read more...

Schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory For November 2016

Sunday, October 30, 2016

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa for November 2016 has been released by the Diocesan Chancery. Read more...

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