Paramonus, Philumenus, and their 370 Companion Martyrs in Bithynia; Our Righteous Father Nicholas, Archbishop of Thessolonica; Dionysios, Bishop of Corinth; Akakios of Sinai who is mentioned in The Ladder
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ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE -- On December 19, 2013, His All-Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew received an honorary doctorate from Istanbul's Bogaziçi University (formerly Robert College) for his extraordinary vision and initiatives for the protection of the natural environment. The award comes on the occasion of Bogaziçi University's 150th anniversary. Not only is this Turkish institution of higher learning the first ever to be ranked (as it has since 2012) among the top 200 universities in the world, but it is the first to bestow such an honor on His All-Holiness, and the first also publicly to acknowledge his status and position as Ecumenical Patriarch, a title which has been used since the 6th century A.D.
JOHNSTOWN, PA -- [Diocesan Chancery] The Diocesan chancery staff joins the clergy and faithful of the Diocese in wishing His Grace, Bishop Gregory Many Years as he celebrates his birthday today, December 7, 2013.
May Almighty God Grant to His servant, our Right Reverend Bishop Gregory of Nyssa, good health, salvation and a continued fruitful ministry as Chief Shepherd of our God-Saved Diocese Read more...
JOHNSTOWN,PA [Diocesan Chancery]-- Clergy, parishioners and family of the deceased gathered in St. John's Church in Perth Amboy, NJ on Monday, December 2 for the funeral of Vladimir Rosco, son of Pani Susan Rosco and the late Protopresbyter Michael S. Rosco. The previous evening, a Requiem was sung in the Novak Funeral Home. The deceased had passed away unexpectedly on November 23, six months after the death of his father who died as a result of a fatal car crash. Read more...
JOHNSTOWN, PA -- At the invitation of the Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa will attend the Archon Second International Conference on Religious Freedom: "Tearing Down Walls: Achieving Religious Equality in Turkey." It will take place in Berlin, Germany on December 4-5, 2013.
This upcoming conference promises to be an extraordinary, historic and watershed event, just as the first Archon International Conference on Religious Freedom was in November 2010 at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium. Read more...
As the new priestly vestments hung in the sanctuary of Saint Michael’s Orthodox Church the morning light filled the nave casting colors of every hue over the dusted pews that awaited family, friends, and a few regulars from the coffee shop. What seemed like years of anticipation and a seminarian’s dream was now more than a present reality. There was no turning back. With not only a priestly ordination to think about and prepare for, but also Reader, Sub-diaconate, and Diaconate services to help guide as a newly ordained Deacon there was much on my mind and much to pull my thoughts. However, my heart was overjoyed for all that would occur this new day and New Year of our Church calendar Read more...
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Bishop Gregory Will Be Keynote Speaker at College Conference East.December 28-31, 2013 - Antiochian Village, Bolivar, PA.
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