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The Holy Martyr Boniface
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Epistle Reading: Hebrews 12:25-26,13:22-25

Gospel Reading: Mark 10:2-12

The Holy Martyr Boniface; Our Righteous Father Gregentius, Bishop of Ethiopia; Aglaia the Righteous of Rome

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Camp Nazareth Cabin Expansion Project

Monday, November 23, 2015

JOHNSTOWN, PA [Diocesan Chancery] - With the Blessing of His Grace, Bishop Gregory and the approval of the Diocesan Board of Trustees, the Camp Nazareth cabins and other infrastructure are undergoing a significant upgrade in the off-season. The project is well underway and is scheduled to be completed by March 1, 2016, in time for the 2016 Summer Camping Season. Those who received a parish visit from His Grace, Bishop Gregory since last year at this time, or who had a family member attend Camp this past summer, undoubtedly have heard about the project, but may still not know all its details. The project is extensive and when it is completed it will be a major improvement to the quality of the camping experience for our children. Read more...

Camp Cabin Expansion Project Groundbreaking

Thursday, October 08, 2015

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Assembly of Bishops Offers Prayers for the People of France

Saturday, November 14, 2015

With heavy hearts, the members of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops offer their prayers for the people of France who mourn the tragic loss of life that resulted from last night’s terrorist attacks in Paris. Read More ...

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Why Are We Losing Our Orthodox Children?
(November 23, 2015)  According to Abbot Tryphon, if  we merely bring our children with us to church on Sunday, then we are not allowing them to make the Faith their own.  Listen Now


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The Nativity Fast: A Time of Preparation

Sunday, November 15, 2015

The Fast of the Nativity is the Church's wise solace and aid to human infirmity. We are a forgetful people, but our forgetfulness is not unknown to God; and our hearts with all their misconceptions and weakened understandings are not unfamiliar to the Holy Spirit who guides and sustains this Church. We who fall far from God through the magnitude of our sin, are called nonetheless to be close to Him. We who run afar off are called to return. Through the fast that precedes the great Feast of the Incarnation -- which itself is the the heart and substance of our calling -- the Church helps draw us into the full mystery of what that call entails. Read more...


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#86-  Love Your Enemies  It's not easy to love your enemies, especially when they do something terrible. But it's the Christian way, and it's possible because Christ has defeated hatred and fear with forgiveness and love. It's possible because He defeated death with His own death.

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Diocesan Summer Camp 2016!

Week 1 — July 17 - July 23, 2016 -- Pittsburgh, Mid-Atlantic, Tri-State and Washington D.C. Deaneries

Week 2 — July 24 - July 30 , 2016 -- New England, NY, NJ, Florida and Canada Deaneries

Week 3 — July 31 - Aug 6 , 2016 -- Johnstown, Pocono, Southern Tier, Youngstown and Chicago Deaneries

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On Stewardship and the Orthodox Life - Part 69: Acceptable Offering? (Part 2)

Sunday, November 22, 2015

God had commanded Moses to build a tabernacle (tent-church) in the wilderness for Him. God had laid out all the plans: the size, the contents, everything the tabernacle would need. He laid out the plan and called on Moses to simply get it done. The plan of Moses in the wilderness to raise what was needed to build the tabernacle was highly successful. There was no pressure put on the people of Israel. Moses made no grand banquet. He did not invite to people to a dance or a festival or any other kind of pleasurable event. Nor did Moses use a lottery or raffle to obtain the means he needed to accomplish God’s plan. Very simply, God commanded Moses to tell the people to bring offerings. Moses was to accept every gift brought to him willingly from the heart. These freewill offerings came in such an abundance, Moses had to put a stop to it: “They still kept bringing him freewill offerings every morning, so that all the able men who were doing every sort of task on the sanctuary came, each from the task that he was doing, and said to Moses, Read more...

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