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Schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory For September 2017

Friday, September 01, 2017

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

IOCC Responds To Humanitarian Needs In The Wake of Hurricane Harvey

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

BALTIMORE, MD [IOCC] -- International Orthodox Christian Charities [IOCC] is closely monitoring the progression of Hurricane Harvey as it affects South Texas. IOCC staff members remain in contact with partners, including members of national and local Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster [VOAD] and expresses concern for the well-being of the people in the path of the storm.

IOCC staff is reaching out to partners along the path of the hurricane, including in Texas and Louisiana. Additionally, IOCC is activating its Emergency Response Network Frontliners to stand at the ready to assist in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. IOCC invites you to continue praying for the safety and well-being of those threatened by this storm. Read more...

Second Annual Stewardship Retreat

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

JOHNSTOWN, PA - [Diocesan Chancery] -- The 2nd Annual Stewardship Retreat will be held at Camp Nazareth from September 22-24, 2017. This Year's Theme is Igniting the Flame of True Stewardship.

On Friday evening, Mother Christophora, Abbess of The Orthodox Monastery of the Transfiguration, will be the presenter. On Saturday, Bill Marianes, Ancient Faith Radio contributor and Stewardship Evangelist from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, will be the day-long presenter. The Retreat is open to Coordinators, Clergy and members of Church Boards.

There is no charge and lodging will be provided by the Camp. Read more...

Eternal Memory: Matushka Catherine Jula (Updated 8/10/17)

Monday, August 07, 2017

JOHNSTOWN, PA - With great sorrow, the Diocesan Chancery announces that Matushka Catherine Jula reposed in the Lord on Monday, August 7. 2017.

Matushka Catherine Jula (Jugan), age 83, was the beloved wife of the late V. Rev. Dr. Stephen Jula, the founding pastor of our Diocesan Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church in North Royalton, Ohio . She is survived by her children Ilarion (Rita), Maria Jula, and Anthony (Linda), her grandchildren Stephanie, Catherine, Megan, and Nathaniel and siblings Helen Hart, Millie Muir, George and Donald, She was pre-deceased by parents Michael and Mary (nee Kozar) Jugan, one sister and five brothers. Read more...

Orthodox Youth Mission Team Arrives In Alaska!

Friday, July 07, 2017

JOHNSTOWN, PA [Diocesan Chancery] --- The 2017 Orthodox Youth Mission Team (OYMT) has arrived safely in Alaska. With the assistance of the Orthodox Christian Mission Center, (OCMC) The team will be participating in a week long mission trip in Napaskiak, Alaska. The team of high youth and adult leaders from parishes of the Carpatho- Russian, Orthodox Church in American and the Greek Orthodox Dioceses are excited for this opportunity to serve the Lord and put their faith to work. While in Napaskiak, they will be involved in a church construction project and will be assisting with an Orthodox Youth Camp program. Read more...

JR ACRY Visits St. John The Compassionate Mission.

Friday, July 07, 2017

JOHNSTOWN, PA [National Jr. ACRY] -- From July 5 -7, 2017. A delegation from the National Junior ACRY traveled to St. John The Compassionate Mission in Toronto, Ontario, Canada to share in the work of the Mission.

While at the Mission, the youth, led by National Jr. ACRY Spiritual Advisor, Very Rev. Miles Zdinak, offered their assistance with meal preparation and other projects of benefit to the mission.

They also had the opportunity to meet with youth from St. Silouan the Athonite Mission Parish and take in a sight seeing tour of downtown Toronto. Read more...

Schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory For July and August 2017

Thursday, June 29, 2017

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

Register Now For 2017 National ACRY Convention & Diocesan Family Weekend

Saturday, June 17, 2017

JOHNSTOWN, PA [National ACRY] - The St. Nicholas ACRY Chapter #11- Homestead will be the host of the 73rd National Senior and 34th National Junior ACRY which will take place Labor Day weekend, September 1st through the 4th, 2017 at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott at 777 Aten Road, Coraopolis, PA 15108. The hotel is conveniently located off of Interstate 376 with free shuttle service to and from the Pittsburgh International Airport.

A rate of $99 (+ tax) for a double occupancy room has been secured for the weekend. These room rates are also secured for the day before/after the convention (Aug 31st & September 5th respectively). Read more...

Eternal Memory: Protopresbyter Elias Kozar (Updated 6/14/17)

Saturday, June 10, 2017

JOHNSTOWN, PA - With great sorrow, the Diocesan Chancery announces the falling asleep in the Lord of Very Rev. Protopresbyter Elias Kozar, Pastor Emeritus of St. Mary's Orthodox Church of Yonkers, NY. early this morning (Sunday June 11, 2017).

Father Elias was born on January 19, 1926 in Dickson City, Pennsylvania, the son of Elias, Sr. and Anna Kozar. On January 25, 1948 he was married to Anna Yanoscik and he was ordained to the Holy Priesthood by His Eminence, Metropolitan Orestes Chornock on February 1, 1948 in Saint Nicholas Orthodox Church on 10th Street in New York City. He was elevated to Protopresbyter in October, 1976 by His Grace, +Bishop John Martin.

Father Elias served as Dean of the Eastern Seaboard Deanery which consisted of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut and President of the Westchester, NY Orthodox Clergy Fellowship. Read more...

Schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory For June 2017

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

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

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