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Archpastoral Letter for the Nativity 2004

Thursday, December 23, 2004

There is a reason why the Church calls our thoughts to the story of the Wise Men, every year at this season. The story is an icon of the journey we must all make - a journey out of the darkness, through the winter, following a mysterious star to the radiance of the New-Born King. Read more...

Plain Chant Choral Music Book

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

JOHNSTOWN, PA - The Very Rev. Protopresbyter Peter Buletza fell asleep in the Lord on December 8, 2006. Father Buletza, age 88, lived in retirement in Pt. Pleasant Beach, NJ. Father will lie-in-state in St. John's Church in Perth Amboy on Monday, December 11 where the Priest's Burial Service will be celebrated at 7 PM. Funeral Liturgy is in St. John's Church on Tuesday, December 12 at 10 AM. Clergy are to wear white vestments. Priests of the Consistory and the New Jersey Deanery will con-celebrate the Liturgy. Read more...

New Christmas/Theophany Eve Service Books

Tuesday, November 30, 2004

JOHNSTOWN, PA Newly updated Nativity and Theophany Eve Service Books are now available for sale. Orders are now being accepted by the Diocesan Chancery with advance payment required. Read more...

Archpastoral Appeal for Disaster Relief

Monday, September 27, 2004

In the last two months, several disastrous hurricanes have ravaged the Florida area and the Gulf coast. Recently, Hurricane Ivan proceeded from the Gulf and badgered the Pittsburgh area with massive flooding. Many thousands of people have been affected by these grievous storms. Some have perished, many more have been injured. Still more have suffered the loss of their homes and livelihood. Read more...

Archpastoral Letter for the New Seminary Year 2004

Sunday, September 12, 2004

By the authority invested in me by the Holy Synod of Constantinople, I solemnly proclaim the opening of the sixty-fifth academic year of Christ the Saviour Seminary. I attend to this event with great devotion, as should we all. The Lord has given this Diocese many gifts, of whose worth it is impossible to measure. But some from these many rise to prominence, even amidst such a rich array. And one such prominent gift is Christ the Saviour Seminary. Read more...

Archpastoral Letter for the New Church Year 2004

Wednesday, September 01, 2004

On September 1st, we witness another beginning of our Church's year. In the Church of Constantinople, this new year has been observed on September 1st for well over sixteen hundred years. We celebrate this beginning in September, for this month has long been known as a sweet time of harvest, bright days and cool evenings. After the work in the fields is now done, it is time, in September, to begin the work of learning and reflection, and preparation for the years to come. Read more...

Ektenia for the Environment 2004

Wednesday, September 01, 2004

PRIEST: Furthermore, we pray to You, Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, Whose grace is everywhere within and without all of Creation, Who determined each creature in the counsels of Your Holy Will before time began, Who created all things by the Son in the Holy Spirit, Who made all things exist in each other, holding together in the power of Christ : look down with mercy upon Your handiwork in the world that You love. Read more...

Second Annual Pilgrim's Camp

Sunday, July 11, 2004

JOHNSTOWN, PA - In the tradition of the Great Pilgrimages in Eastern Europe and with the Blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas, our Diocesan Youth and all area Orthodox Youth are encouraged to join Him at Saint Basil's Academy for the celebration of Vespers and the Divine Liturgy. Read more...

2005 Pilgrimage Cruise to Alaska

Friday, July 09, 2004

JOHNSTOWN, PA - His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas has announced his intention to lead a 15 day Inside Passage Cruise to Alaska in July of 2005. Since it is anticipated that such a cruise would be sold out very quickly, His Eminence has asked that anyone with serious interest in such a trip to make their intentions known by no later than August 15, 2004. All the details will be forwarded to those who fill out an informational survey form. Read more...

Archpastoral Letter for Pentecost 2004

Sunday, May 30, 2004

Our days of feasting and celebrating the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ have come to their forty-day closure, when we take leave of the Feast and behold Christ ascended in glory. But ten days later, on the Fiftieth day, the Day of Pentecost, we receive the fullness of the Promise that was sounded on the Eve of the First Day of Eternity. Read more...

 

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