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On-Line Scripture Study Seeking Input For Future Programming

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- For the past six 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, the Book of Revelation and the Acts of the Apostles. 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...

Archpastoral Letter For Pascha 2018

Saturday, April 07, 2018

Today I greet you with great love and joy in the Name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ following His glorious Resurrection. On Great and Holy Pascha, we behold the triumph of Christ, as He rose from death to life, from darkness of the tomb into the Light. With the Resurrection of Christ, all Creation is filled with a new Light of life and joy. On this Feast of Feasts, this Holy Day of Holy Days, we all proclaim the only truth that matters, the Truth that Christ is Risen!

Through this Truth, we are liberated from the power of sin and death, to receive God’s promise to live in eternity. We feel the inexpressible joy of being united with real life in Christ. During the beautiful service of the Resurrection, waiting in a darkened church, anticipating the Light, we should be mindful of what we are about to experience and its significance. The Resurrection is a real event. It is happening right now for all of us. Read more...

Eternal Memory: +Pauline Palumbo

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

JOHNSTOWN, PA - With profound sadness the Diocesan Chancery announces that Pauline Palumbo, the mother of Pani Paula Kossey, reposed in the Lord on Wednesday, April 4, 2018.

Funeral Services will held at Sts Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Windber, PA on Bright Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Calling hours will take place on Bright Tuesday, April 10th from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and 6- 8:00 PM at Kisiel Funeral Home (1015 Graham Avenue in Windber, PA, with the singing of the Funeral Service of Resurrection Matins at 7 PM. Divine Liturgy is on Bright Wednesday at 10 AM in SS. Peter and Paul’s Church in Windber. Read more...

Schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory For April 2018

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa for April 2018 has been released by the Diocesan Chancery. Read more...

Diocesan Parishes Invited To Submit Holy Week and Pascha Photos!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- Diocesan Parishes 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".

It is asked that parishes avoid sending low resolution cell phone camera quality photos as they may also be included in The Church Messenger

Please email photos to media@acrod.org Please put in the body of the e-mail the name of the parish, and a brief captions describing the photos. Please do not send captions as attached document files. Read more...

Cathedral Holy Week Services To Be Live-Streamed

Monday, March 26, 2018

JOHNSTOWN, PA ---The Very Rev. Protopresbyter Robert Buczak has announced today that scheduled Divine Services for Holy Week at Christ the Saviour Cathedral will be live streamed. Holy Friday Vespers, Resurrection Matins and the Paschal Divine Liturgy will be archived for on-demand viewing. Read more...

Save The Date: 2018 Young Women's Encounter

Monday, March 12, 2018

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- [Diocesan Chancery] - Plans are now in place for the FIFTH Annual Diocesan Young Women's Encounter which will take place from Sunday, July 1st to Wednesday, July 4th, 2018 at Saints Peter and Paul Church in Windber, PA. We encourage our young women, ages 12 to 18 to attend.

This engaging experience will highlight how young women can live our Orthodox Faith and serve the Church with their own unique gifts. This year we will particularly be focusing on prayer, with the Mother of God as a model for all Orthodox Christians, and the verse Romans 12:12,... rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation and continuing steadfastly in prayer...

Registration will be primarily online like last year and will be open soon. A link will be placed on the the home page at www.acrod.org when registration opens. Space will be limited to the first thirty respondents, so participants are urged to register in a timely manner. Registration Deadline is Friday, June 8, 2018.

All parishes of the Diocese are urged to underwrite the $100.00 participation fee for their young women in recognition of all the ways that these young women serve their parishes. Read more...

2018 Lenten Youth Project To Benefit St. John the Compassionate Mission

Monday, March 05, 2018

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- With the blessing of His Grace, Bishop Gregory, the National Junior ACRY, as in previous years, calls upon all to aid in the Mission of our Diocesan Apostolate of Saint John the Compassionate, in the inner city of Toronto, Ontario. The National Junior ACRY hears the call from the words of Saint John and invites everyone to help fulfill the command to love in action.

Members of the Junior ACRY visited the Mission this past summer and witness Christ’s love, which labors through the Mission ministering to the needs of others. Last year’s donation from the National ACRY together with a matching grant from the John C. Kulis Charitable Foundation was hand delivered by President Alexa Fitzgerald to Paul Tadros, Prior of the Mission, on behalf of all who donated to the Lenten Youth Project. The Project with the aid of a matching grant from the John C. Kulis Foundation raised $22,365.00 for the Mission last year. Read more...

Schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory For March 2018

Thursday, March 01, 2018

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa for March 2018 has been released by the Diocesan Chancery. Read more...

Diocese To Host Senior Citizen Retreat At Camp Nazareth!

Sunday, February 25, 2018

JOHNSTOWN, PA [Diocesan Chancery] -- Our Diocese is pleased to offer its first annual Seniors’ Retreat this year from April 23-25, 2018 at Camp Nazareth in Mercer, PA. I am calling upon all our Seniors, age 65 and older, to join me at the Camp for 3 days of fellowship and prayer in order to be spiritually rejuvenated. The Retreat is being offered with our Seniors specifically in mind.

The central theme of the Retreat comes from Psalm 77:5, “I consider the days of old, I remember the years long ago…I will call to mind the deeds of the Lord…”

The Retreat will focus on gratitude for God’s many blessings in our lives and the hope that His mercy creates in us. The schedule will include worship, fellowship, learning, fun, time for reflection and relaxation, and time spent together. Read more...

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