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OCF To Hold Training Webinar For Getting Started In Campus Ministry

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

BROOKLINE, MA [Orthodox Christian Fellowship] --- Are you new to campus ministry? Would you like to reach out to the students in your community? Whether you are a clergyman, a lay leader in your parish, a professor, or a concerned parent, join OCF on November 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm ET for a one-hour webinar on how to get started on campus. Learn what you can expect from campus activities offices, ways to find Orthodox students, and the basics of what makes an OCF chapter successful and sustainable. Read more...

Fall Youth Encounter To Take Place at Camp Nazareth November 10-12, 2017

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

JOHNSTOWN, PA [National Jr. ACRY] – The Annual Fall Youth Encounter will take place from Friday Nov 10 – Sunday Nov 12, 2017 at Camp Nazareth in Mercer, PA. The Encounter is sponsored by the National Jr. ACRY and is open to youth ages 8-18. All Diocesan youth are invited and do not have to be a member of the Jr. ACRY to attend.

Join us for a weekend of fun and fellowship that will include Divine Liturgy, a religious talk with clergy, sports, and some special events that we hope will make this Jr. Encounter one of a kind.

The encounter will begin with arrival and registration on Friday, Nov 10th from 7:00 to 9:00pm and will conclude on Sunday Nov 12 at Noon following the celebration of Divine Liturgy at 9:00 AM and Brunch. Parents are invited to join us for Divine Liturgy on Sunday morning! Read more...

Eternal Memory: Bishop Antoun

Monday, October 02, 2017

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- [Diocesan Chancery] -- The Diocesan Chancery has learned that His Grace, Bishop Antoun of The Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America fell asleep in the Lord on Monday, October 2, 2017. On the passing of His Grace, His Eminence, Metropolitan Joseph, primate of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America issued the following statement:

“The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.” Is 40:8

Dear Brother Hierarchs, Reverend Clergy, Esteemed members of the Archdiocese Board of Trustees, and Christ-loving Faithful,

Blessing and greetings to you in the Name of our Lord, God, and Savior Jesus!

With profound sadness, yet hope in the Resurrection, I announce the passing into eternal life of my beloved brother, Bishop ANTOUN. Words cannot begin to describe our debt of gratitude to His Grace nor our sense of loss at his falling asleep.

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Young Adult Fall Retreat To Be Held At Camp Nazareth!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

MERCER, PA -- The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh and the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese are pleased to announce their second co-sponsored Young Adult Retreat entitled “Trusting the Process”. The Retreat, crafted for young adults ages 18-35, will take place Friday, October 27 – Sunday, October 29, 2017 at Camp Nazareth located in Mercer, PA.

The weekend event will feature Keynote addresses given by Mr. Jacob Saylor, the Pastoral Assistant at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Scottsdale, AZ. Mr. Saylor has worked extensively in the field of Orthodox Youth and Young Adult Ministry and will offer a unique perspective on the cosmic process of salvation. The weekend event will be filled with learning, fun, fellowship, worship, and time for reflection and rejuvenation! Read more...

Schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory For October 2017

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa for October 2017 has been released by the Diocesan Chancery. Read more...

Camp Nazareth Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Sunday, September 17, 2017

On Saturday, September 16th faithful gathered together at Camp Nazareth with His Grace Bishop Gregory and our Diocesan priests to celebrate the Camp’s 40th Anniversary. It was a beautiful celebration that began with the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy which was followed by a Luncheon, a dance performance by Slavjane Folk Ensemble from Pittsburgh, a speaking program, as well as a picture display and slideshow. Fifteen priests celebrated the Divine Liturgy together with His Grace Bishop Gregory. We had a couple pleasant surprises among the priests who attended, among them Fr. Tom Kadlec who came down from Buffalo/Cheektowaga, NY to join the festivities. Faithful, mostly from Western PA and Eastern Ohio, gathered as well to celebrate and sing the responses led by a trio of cantors who included Reader Samuel Loposky, Subdeacon and Seminarian Nathaniel Choma and Seminarian Vince Dranginis. Read more...

Real Break 2018 Registration Opens Sept 15 - Diocese To Offer Scholarships!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The Diocesan Chancery has been informed that registration for the Orthodox Christian Fellowship 2018 Real Break trips opens on Friday, September 15, 2017. Diocesan College students are urged to make plans now to take part in this exciting service learning opportunity. Click Here To Learn More and Register. Through the generosity of an anonymous donor, the Diocese will be offering twelve scholarships to Diocesan College Students: four $1,500 scholarships for the Real Break Jerusalem trip, four $1,250 scholarships for the Mount Athos trip and an additional 4 $1,250 scholarships for any of the remaining 2018 Real Break trips.

Spaces are limited on the Real Break Trips Read more...

Diocese Takes On Hurricane Relief Outreach Project

Thursday, September 07, 2017

JOHNSTOWN, PA [National ACRY] --- With the blessing and enthusiastic support of His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa, the National Senior ACRY has taken on the coordination of a Diocesan-wide outreach initiative to assist the International Orthodox Christian Charities in responding to the catestrophic devastation wrought by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

In times of natural disaster, the IOCC has boots on the ground distributing Emergency Kits to those who are impacted. These kits help volunteers clean up property and provide basic hygiene supplies that more than likely were washed away in the torrential downpour. Due to the multiple, intense storms that have hit the US during the peak of this hurricane season, IOCC’s supply of Emergency Kits have been depleted. Read more...

Diocese To Offer Assistance to Hurricane Victims

Thursday, September 07, 2017

JOHNSTOWN, PA [Diocesan Chancery] --- In an archpastoral letter issued on September 7, 2017, His Grace Bishop Gregory has called upon the parishes of the Diocese to support the hurricane relief efforts of the International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC). All parishes of the Diocese have been directed to take a special collection for IOCC at their earliest possible opportunity, giving whatever they are able to help those in need.

In addition, His Grace has called upon the faithful of the Diocese to support a special Diocesan outreach project which is being coordinated by the National Sr. ACRY. Parishes are being asked to assemble Emergency Clean-up Kits for IOCC. Read more...

Camp To Celebrate 40th Anniversary September 16, 2017

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

MERCER, PA [Camp Nazareth] -- Our Diocese is pleased to announce its Camp Nazareth 40th Anniversary Divine Liturgy to be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 10am at Camp Nazareth – Sts. Cyril & Methodios Church. The Divine Liturgy will be followed by Lunch in the Camp Lodge. Come celebrate with your CN Family and Friends! The schedule will include the Divine Liturgy with Lunch to follow, a dancing performance, talks and more!

The event is free of charge. Donations will be accepted “at the door”. Read more...

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