Metropolitan Nicholas: Pastoral Letters

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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...

Archpastoral Greeting of Archbishop Demetrios For the Feast of the Nativity Of Our Lord

Saturday, December 24, 2011

As we spiritually draw near to Bethlehem and the cave where God deigned to be born in the flesh, I greet each and everyone of the blessed Carpatho-Russian Flock in the United States and Canada with paternal love and best wishes on the Feast of the Nativity of the Lord. This Christmas whether on the New Calendar or Old, we cannot help but remember the late and beloved Metropolitan Nicholas Read more...

Archpastoral Encyclical For Thanksgiving 2012

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

NEW YORK, NY -- His Eminence, Archbishop Demetrios of America issued the following Archpastoral Encyclical for Thanksgiving: Beloved Brothers and Sisters in Christ, On this blessed day of Thanksgiving, we are encouraged in the tradition of this great national holiday to be thankful to God for His presence in our lives and His abundant gifts to us. As Orthodox Christians this gratefulness to God is something we share with all who celebrate this day. It is also an attitude and manner of life that is presented in our worship and in our relationships with others. Read more...

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