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Diocesan Parishes Reminded to Submit Holy Week and Pascha Photos!

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- As previously announced, Diocesan Parishes who have not already done so are cordially invited to submit via email up to 3 photos of this year's Holy week and Paschal services for inclusion in a special photo gallery, "Pascha throughout the Diocese". Read more...

Archpastoral Letter For Pascha 2016

Saturday, April 30, 2016

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Chairman's Message for Great and Holy Pascha 2016

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Beloved and faithful brothers and sisters in Christ, For more than forty days, we have walked upon the most blessed path of Great and Holy Lent. During this time, we have engaged in a spiritual struggle to grow closer to Christ; we have increased our fasting; we have intensified our prayers; we have expanded our charitable love for our neighbor; Read More ...

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CELEBRATING PASCHA
 

St Athanasius the Great: Celebrating the Paschal Feast

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Brethren, how fine a thing it is to move from festival to festival, from prayer to prayer, from holy day to holy day. The time is now at hand when we enter on a new beginning: the proclamation of the blessed Passover, in which the Lord was sacrificed. We feed as on the food of life, we constantly refresh our souls with his precious blood, as from a fountain. Yet we are always thirsting, burning to be satisfied. But he himself is present for those who thirst and in his goodness invites them to the feast day. Our Savior repeats his words: If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink.

He quenched the thirst not only of those who came to him then. Whenever anyone seeks him he is freely admitted to the presence of the Saviour. The grace of the feast is not restricted to one occasion. Its rays of glory never set. It is always at hand to enlighten the mind of those who desire it. Its power is always there for those whose minds have been enlightened and who meditate day and night on the holy Scriptures, like the one who is called blessed in the holy psalm: Blessed is the man who has not followed the counsel of the wicked, or stood where sinners stand, or sat in the seat of the scornful, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. Read more...


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Be the Bee #96 - The Key To Prayer  It's one thing to talk about why Church services and prayer are important, and another to do them. How do we start? The key is something simple, and something very easy to overlook: silence. 


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STEWARDSHIP



On Stewardship and the Orthodox Life - Part 92: It’s Up to Us

Sunday, May 01, 2016

The only way that Christ has left to us to support the cause of the Church has been the generosity of His followers. We are required to give to God according to the proportion that we have been blessed.

When we look at the Cross and see our Lord and God and Savior Jesus Christ having made Himself poor that we might become rich, it should be easy to see that we are not to lay up for ourselves treasures on earth, but in heaven. Such a bank as heaven is for us to hold our treasures, it will never stop return payments. God sent His Son to this earth for our salvation and restoration, what can we possibly give back to Him? We are to give our all. Read more...

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