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Anger & the Prayer of Jesus

Sunday, March 16, 2014

In the latter 1800’s, Alfred Lord Tennyson invited a Russian nobleman to his estate. And early one morning this nobleman took off with dogs & guns & servants to go hunting. At mid-day he returned & Lord Tennyson asked him how he did. He answered, "Not very well. I shot two peasants." Lord Tennyson thought for a moment & then said, “No, we pronounce it with a ‘ph’ here. It is ‘pheasants.’ You shot two pheasants. "No," the nobleman replied, "I shot two peasants. They were insolent towards me, so I shot them." Oh, anger how quickly you rise. Read more...

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Register Now For 2015 Diocesan Lenten Retreats!

Friday, January 30, 2015

JOHNSTOWN, PA - The Diocesan Chancery is pleased to announce the schedule of the annual Diocesan Lenten Retreats, which are sponsored by the ACRY for the upcoming Lenten Season. These retreats are open to everyone and contain special programing for youth and adults of all ages. Bishop Gregory, along with other talented clergy of the Diocese will offer insightful and inspiring presentations designed to encourage and challenge the faithful to stay focused on the spiritual life as they continue their Lenten Journey to Pascha. Read more...

On-Line Scripture Study Seeking Input For Future Programming

Thursday, January 29, 2015

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- For the past three years, a weekly on-line scripture study has been broadcast live from St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Warren, Ohio. Taught by the Very Rev. Protopresbyter Kenneth Bachofsky, Professor of Scripture at Christ the Saviour Seminary, the participants have studied the Gospels of St. Matthew and St. John. These weekly lectures, which are delivered in a clear and concise manner, drawing on the patristic voice of the Fathers of the Church Read more...

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Sunday, February 01, 2015

Glory to Jesus Christ! Christ is Born! It’s been two years in a row I’ve had the blessing to attend OCF College Conference. Last year I attended the entire duration of the Conference, while also being the representative for Camp Nazareth at the Orthodox Job Opportunity Fair.

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