Metropolitan Nicholas: Pastoral Letters

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Archpastoral Encylical of Archbishop Demetrios of America for Pascha 2012

Saturday, April 14, 2012

As we gather to celebrate this great Feasts of Feasts, and together we experience the supreme joy of Holy Pascha, we offer our praise to God for His abundant grace and for the triumph of our Savior Jesus Christ over the power of sin and death. In a magnificent revelation of His invincible might, our Risen Lord has defeated all that corrupts and destroys our human existence. Read more...

Patriarchal Encyclical for Pascha 2012

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Beloved children in the Lord, If Christ’s Resurrection referred to Himself, then its significance for us would be negligible. The Church proclaims, however, that, the Lord did not arise alone. Together with Himself, He also resurrected all people. This is how our predecessor, St. John Chrysostom, proclaims this great truth in thunderous language: “Christ is risen, and none are left dead in the grave; for in being raised from the dead, he became the first-fruits of all who were asleep.” Read more...

Archpastoral Encylical of Archbishop Demetrios of America on The One Year Anniversary of The Repose of +Metropolitan Nicholas

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

On this the one year observance of the falling asleep in the Lord of the ever-memorable and thrice-blessed late Metropolitan Nicholas of Amissos, I convey to all the beloved faithful of the Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Church my deepest and heartfelt condolences. Even the passing of a full year does little to soothe the feelings of loss and bereavement, yet even as we prepare to mark his passing this coming Sunday, March 18th, we know that the beloved Metropolitan now stands before the throne of God, loosed of the weaknesses and infirmities of the human existence, and replete with the joys and the fruits of the Spirit. Read more...

Metropolitan Alexios Offers Words of Comfort On the First Anniversary of the Repose of +Metropolitan Nicholas

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The Diocesan Chancery has received the following gracious greeting from His Eminence, Metropolitan Alexios, ruling hierarch of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta, on the ocassion of the first Anniversary of the Repose of His Eminence, +Metropolitan Nicholas. Read more...

Archpastoral Encyclical on Great Lent 2012 - Archbishop Demetrios

Monday, February 27, 2012

As we begin this season of Holy and Great Lent, we do so in anticipation of the blessings we will receive as we commune with Christ through the special services, observances, and disciplines of our Orthodox Christian faith. We embark on a journey of faith, with the destination of the joy of Pascha before us, knowing that abundant spiritual treasure awaits if we are committed to intensifying prayer and fasting and service to others in charity. Read more...

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