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Wonderworking Kursk Root Icon Visits Bluefield, WV

Saturday, January 01, 2011

BLUEFIELD, WV -- On Thursday, December 23, despite heavy snowfall, the Wonderworking Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God traveled to one of the southernmost points in West Virginia to visit St. Mary's (Dormition) Church in Bluefield. Read more...

Toronto Real Break Trip Deadline Nears

Friday, December 31, 2010

REAL BREAK, TORONTO (OCF) -- The deadline for college students to sign up for Reak Break Toronto is January 3rd 2011. The Real Break Trip to our diocesan apostolate, St. John the Compassionate Mission which will take place from March 19-26, 2011 is being led by our diocesan priest, the Very Rev. Fr. Miles Zdinak. Read more...

2011 JR ACRY Camp Essay Contest

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

MERCER, PA -- The National Junior ACRY is announcing its annual Camp Essay Contest. It is open to anyone, whether a Jr. ACRY member or not, and all that must be done is a 200-word-or-less essay on the theme this past summer at Camp Nazareth, Isaiah 6:8- “Behold, Lord, here am I, send me.” Read more...

Audio Recordings of Christmas Carols Available On-Line

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- In anticipation of the coming Feast of the Nativity of our Lord, audio files of selected traditional Carpatho-Rusyn Christmas as sung By St. John's Male Chorus of Bridgeport Connecticut, and St. Michael's Choir of Binghamton, NY are now available Read more...

2011 OCF Chaplains’ Conference to Focus on Helping Students through Crises

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

FISHERS, IN -- The North American Office of Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) announced today the details of its 2011 Chaplains Conference, to be held at the Antiochian Village in Ligonier, PA, from February 8-10, 2011. Read more...

Fr. Sam Sherry is Elevated to Protopresbyter

Sunday, December 19, 2010

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- On Sunday December 19, 2010, Very Rev. Fr. Sam Sherry, the pastor of St Michael's Orthodox Church of Niles, IL was elevated to the priestly rank of Protopresbyter By His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas. The elevation of Fr. Sam took place during the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy for the Feast of St. Nicholas at Christ the Saviour Cathedral. Read more...

Episcopal Assemby Launches Website

Saturday, December 18, 2010

JOHNSTOWN, PA --- The Diocesan Chancery has learned that the web site of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America -- formerly known as the Episcopal Assembly of North and Central America -- made its debut on Friday, December 17, 2010. Read more...

Wall Street Journal: Church Renews Fight Over Ground Zero Site

Thursday, December 09, 2010

NEW YORK, NY -- The Wall Street Journal reports that legal action has begun against the Port Authority demanding that St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, destroyed on 9/11, be rebuilt under the terms of a deal worked out several years ago. Read more...

Eternal Memory: Mildred Valasek

Sunday, December 05, 2010

JOHNSTOWN, PA - The Chancery been informed that + Mildred Valasek passed to eternity on Saturday Dec 4, 2010. She is the mother of Fr. Don Valasek of St. Nicholas Church in Scranton, PA Read more...

Difference Makers - Staff Recruitment Retreat - Camp Nazareth

Friday, December 03, 2010

MERCER, PA --- Do you want to make a real difference in the life of a child? Do you believe that you can make a difference in that child’s life? Then Camp Nazareth and our Diocese call you to be a member of the 2011 Camp Nazareth Summer Staff. Because at Camp, the Staff makes all the difference! Read more...


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Epistle Reading: St. James' Universal Letter 1:1-18

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