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Camp Nazareth Family Camp 2016!

Monday, March 07, 2016

JOHNSTOWN, PA - Our Diocese is pleased to announce its fourth annual Family Camp at Camp Nazareth this year in conjunction with Family Day. The event is exactly what it sounds like. Families “camping” together in the Camp cabins and participating in a weekend of services, games, discussions, activities and challenges that are all designed to help families deepen their relationship with God and with one another.

This year’s them – “Not letting Orthodoxy be your Family’s Secret Identity”. Our Family’s Orthodoxy is both Public and Private…sometimes our family has to be like Superman and sometimes like Clark Kent!!

Family Camp is scheduled for Friday, June 3 – Sunday, June 5, 2016. Read more...

Eternal Memory: Deacon Robert Kuchta

Saturday, March 05, 2016

JOHNSTOWN, PA - The Chancery has been notified of the repose in the Lord of Deacon Robert Kuchta on Saturday Morning, March 5, 2016. Deacon Kuchta studied in the Diocesan Diaconate Program from 2004-2007, and was ordained by Metropolitan Nicholas. He was assigned and served in St. Michael Church in St. Clair, PA until 2013. At that time he moved to York, PA when he was canonically transferred to the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh, as there was no Carpatho-Russian Church nearby. He had been serving since then at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in York, PA.

Diocesan faithful and clergy may pay their respects at St. Michael Church in St. Clair, PA on Tuesday, March 8 from 9 to 10:30 AM. The Funeral Service will be celebrated by his priest, Fr. Andrew Tsikitas and Fr. Jeff Zias, the pastor of St. Michael's Church. Diocesan clergy are invited to participate. Interment with Military Honors will be in Holy Ascension Orthodox Cemetery, Englewood/Frackville, PA. Read more...

Five Orthodox Bishops Will Bless The New ZOE House

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio (LifeSiteNews) – Five Orthodox Christian bishops will bless the new ZOE House for helping pregnant women, at 5454 State Road, on Friday, March 4.

ZOE House is a ministry of Zoe for Life, an Orthodox Christian initiative to help women who need confidential emotional and spiritual support during crisis pregnancies; to assist Orthodox Christians seeking to adopt; and to provide an education, resources, and retreats "for Pure Living." The pro-life organization offers medical assistance, housing, clothing, prenatal care, referrals for counseling, adoption help, and emotional and spiritual support to women. Read more...

Eternal Memory: Deacon Michael Kozar

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

JOHNSTOWN, PA - His Grace, Bishop Gregory, along with the entire clergy family of the Diocese extend their deepest sympathy to the family of + Deacon Michael Kozar (86), of Saint Mary's Orthodox Church in Dickson City, PA who passed to life eternal on Sunday February 28. + Deacon Michael is the brother of Very Rev. Protopresbyter Elias Kozar and is survived by his son Scott and wife Mary, son David, and son Gregg and wife Lisette, and grandchildren Nicole, Will, Natalie, Nina, Claudia, and Luke. He was predecessed by his wife Evelyn (Evanish) in 2008. Read more...

Schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory For March 2016

Monday, February 29, 2016

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa for March 2016, has been released by the Diocesan Chancery. Read more...

Register Now For 2016 Diocesan Lenten Retreats!

Monday, February 15, 2016

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.

Central Region: Saturday April 9, 2016 at St. Nicholas Church, Homestead, PA from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Eastern Region: Saturday April 16, 2016 at The Conference Center at Valley Forge, Phoenixville, PA from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm (EST). Read more...

Schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory For February 2016

Monday, February 01, 2016

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa for February 2016, has been released by the Diocesan Chancery. Read more...

Revised Schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory For January - 2016

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The revised schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa for January 2016, has been released by the Diocesan Chancery. Read more...

Orthodox Christian Fellowship’s College Conference 2015 Shares Christ’s Love with Hundreds of College Students

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

LIGONIER, PA and DUNLAP, CA – From December 28-31, 2015 hundreds of college students gathered for Orthodox Christian Fellowship’s 2015 College Conferences. The theme of the conferences this year was “Modern Martyrs: Witnesses of the Word,” where students discussed how they can be witnesses to Christ on their college campuses and in the secular world. Students also participated in worship, service, and fellowship activities. Three hundred and twenty students attended College Conference East, held at the Antiochian Village in Ligonier, PA. Sister Vassa Larin, nun of ROCOR and liturgist for the University of Vienna was the Keynote Speaker. Workshops were led by V. Rev. Fr. Timothy Hojnicki (OCA); Fr. Alexandros and Pres. Stephanie Petrides (GOA); V. Rev. Fr. Stephen Loposky (ACROD); Dr. Tim Patitsas from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology; Louis Zagami, Development Officer for IOCC; and Steven Christoforou, Director of the Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Read more...

Cathedral To Live Broadcast Nativity Services!

Sunday, January 03, 2016

JOHNSTOWN [Christ the Saviour Cathedral] -- The Divine Services of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (January 6-7, 2016) at Christ the Saviour Cathedral will be live-streamed on the internet. The broadcast schedule is as follows: The Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil The Great - Wednesday January 6, 2016 - 8:00 am. Great Compline - Wednesday January 6, 2016 - 8:00 pm. Hierarchical Divine Liturgy - Wednesday January 6, 2016 - 9:00 pm. Read more...

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