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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 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...

Archpastoral Letter For Great Lent 2018

Sunday, February 18, 2018

My beloved Faithful Clergy and Laity of our God-Protected Diocese:

As we begin Holy and Great Lent this year on February 19th, I wanted to share with you a few thoughts so that we may journey through the season and arrive safely at the Great Feast of Feasts, Holy Pascha with the proper frame of mind.

Holy and Great Lent is a truly beautiful period of time filled with moments in which we can focus our hearts and our minds on the grace of God. Through daily prayer, fasting, worship, and giving to others, and by the grace of God our lives will continue to be transformed by Him and our souls will be drawn closer and closer to our Lord Jesus Christ.

In the hymns and services of the Triodion period and at the entrance of this holy season of Great Lent, we are called to repentance. Read more...

Eternal Memory: +Lawrence Beck

Monday, February 12, 2018

JOHNSTOWN, PA - With profound sadness the Diocesan Chancery announces that Lawrence Beck, the father of Pani Carol Paproski, reposed in the Lord on Monday, February 12, 2018.

Funeral Services will held at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, 305 Washington St., New Britain on Thursday, February 14, 2018. Burial will follow at the Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Cemetery. Calling hours will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 14th, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Newington Memorial Funeral Home, 20 Bonair Ave., Newington followed by a Panikhida service at 7:00 p.m. Read more...

17th Annual Orthodox Christian Camp and Youth Workers Conference Begins February 1st

Monday, January 29, 2018

[DIOCESAN CHANCERY] --- With the blessing of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America the 17th Annual Orthodox Christian Camp and Youth Workers Conference will take place in Atlanta, GA from Thursday, February 1 – Saturday, February 3rd, 2018. Co-sponsored by our Diocese and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, Camp and Youth Workers from across North America will gather together for two full days of enriching and uplifting presentations and discussions, as well as opportunities to connect with other Youth Ministry professionals. This year’s theme “The Place of Gratitude in Youth Ministry”, will help our Camp and Youth Workers discover a key element of ministry that often eludes us: the “gratitude of St. Paul”, who while struggling to establish and maintain churches, was in fact thankful for everyone and everything. Come and learn what it means to “abound in thanksgiving” (Colossians 2:7) in the midst of the beautiful, but often difficult field of Youth Work. Read more...

Camp Nazareth Receives Gift of Science and Nature Camp Equipment

Friday, January 26, 2018

MERCER, PA -- Just after the New Year, Camp Nazareth received a tremendous amount of equipment to make its Annual Science and Nature Camp an even better experience for those who will attend in 2018 and in the years to come. A total of 49 new microscopes were received. These included 24 compound microscopes, 24 dissecting microscopes and 1 Clinical Laboratory Microscope (an oil immersion scope). In addition, the Camp also received 2 digital eyepieces with USB cables, 24 prepared slide sets and 10 binoculars for the outdoors. In all, an incredible gift which will allow the Science and Nature Camp to do even more with the study of and simply wonder of God’s beautiful creation. Read more...

Schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory For February 2018

Friday, January 26, 2018

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

Eternal Memory: +Vera Fetchina

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

JOHNSTOWN, PA - With profound sadness the Diocesan Chancery announces that Vera Fetchina, mother Very Rev. Fr. Andrew Fetchin, reposed in the Lord on January 23, 2018.

Funeral Services will held at Saint Andrew's Russian Orthodox Cathedral at 707 N 5th St, Philadelphia, PA 19123 on Friday January, 26. Visitation will take place at the Church at 10:30am, with the Funeral Service to follow at 11:30am. Read more...

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