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ACRY Scholarship Applications Now On-Line!

Monday, May 04, 2015

JOHNSTOWN, PA [National Sr. ACRY] -- The National Sr. ACRY is pleased to announce that application forms are now on-line on the ACRY website for its Annual Scholarship Awards. ACRY members may apply for the following scholarships: Freshman, Sophmore, Junior, Senior/Metropolitan Orestes, Graduate, Trade/Technical, Seminarian, Mary Kay Wanchak Memorial. Read more...

Registration Opens For 2015 Young Women's Retreat: Love Is Faith In Action

Sunday, May 03, 2015

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- Registration is now open for the Second Annual Diocesan Young Women's Retreat which will take place from Sunday, June 28th to Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 at Sts Peter and Paul Church in Windber, PA . The Retreat, which is open to young women in our Diocese ages 12-18 will provide an opportunity for the young women of our Diocese to spend time in each other’s company, have fun, pray together, and learn about how God calls each woman to serve His church with her talents and abilities. Read more...

Schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory For
May 2015

Friday, May 01, 2015

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa for May 2015 has been released by the Diocesan Chancery. Read more...

Camp Nazareth Goes Online with Summer Camp Registration

Thursday, April 23, 2015

MERCER, PA [Camp Nazareth] The Diocesan Chancery and Camp Nazareth are pleased to announce that Camp now has Online Registration available to register for Summer Camp. The new online system went “live” today and can be accessed through the Camp Nazareth website at campnazareth.org. This new system will enable our campers and their parents to complete most of the registration process without having to keep track of paper documents and material. It will also simplify the process for the Camp when it comes to registration. The new system will allow campers and their families to pay for Camp online. This is a significant step forward for the Camp and one that will enable it to more effectively minister to our children. In the coming year the new Online Registration System will be able to be modified to accommodate other Diocesan events.

In related news, the Diocesan Apostolate for Information Technology, Read more...

Pan Orthodox United Announces 2015 Youth & Young Adult Fellowship Weekend

Friday, April 17, 2015

JOHNSTOWN, PA [Diocesan Chancery] -- Pan Orthodox United is thrilled to announce their 3rd annual Midwest Fellowship Weekend to be held in Akron, Ohio from May 29, 2015 – May 31, 2015. The weekend is a cross-jurisdictional event that is being hosted by a group of churches in the Akron area. It will give attendees a chance to meet and spend time with their peers from different Orthodox jurisdictions across the US. Highlights of the Fellowship Weekend will include a Charity Walk to benefit Zoe For Life, a soccer tournament, group service project to benefit FOCUS Cleveland, other sporting activities, church services (including Vespers and Liturgy), and an International Festival with local Orthodox faithful that will include dinner and a display and lessons in ethnic dancing. Read more...

Bishop Gregory Issues Archpastoral Letter Regarding 2015 Young Women's Retreat

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- His Grace Bishop Gregory has issued the following Archpastoral Letter regarding the upcoming Diocesan Young Women's Retreat: Dear Diocesan Parents and Children, During the 1st ever Young Women's Encounter last summer 26 young women from across our Diocese had the opportunity to hear from Orthodox women who are following God's calling. They enjoyed fellowship and learned to use their individual gifts and find their role in the Church. This summer, our Diocese is happy to host the 2nd Annual Young Women's Encounter! The YWE is designed specifically for our Diocesan young women. Read more...

Diocesan Priests Travel to Camp Nazareth For Annual Convocation

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- [Diocesan Chancery] In the joy of the Resurrection, Priests from throughout the Diocese have gathered at Camp Nazareth today, with His Grace Bishop Gregory for their annual Convocation. The Diocesan Priests will spend the next three days in prayer, study and Christian fellowship, to strengthen their bond of unity. During their time together, the Diocesan Priests will have the opportunity to spend some quality time with His Grace, Bishop Gregory and their brothers in Christ during this most joyful and Bright Week of the Year. Read more...

Archpastoral Letter For Pascha 2015

Saturday, April 11, 2015

On this great and glorious Feast of Pascha – the Resurrection of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, our hearts are filled with tremendous joy, our souls are transformed and we bask in the Light of Truth. This year I want to share with you an excerpt from an inspiring, uplifting and brilliant homily of our Father among the Saints, Gregory of Nyssa. The reign of life has begun, the tyranny of death is ended. A new birth has taken place, a new life has come, a new order of existence has appeared, our very nature has been transformed! This birth is not brought about by human generation, by the will of man, or by the desire of the flesh, but by God. Read more...

Follow Bishop Gregory's Holy Week Pilgrimage On Line!

Monday, April 06, 2015

JOHNSTOWN, PA [Diocesan Chancery] -- His Grace, Bishop Gregory, in what has become an annual tradition, embarked yesterday upon a seven day journey to celebrate the Divine Services of Holy Week with the faithful of seven Diocesan Communities. His Grace's itinerary includes: St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Barton, Ohio; Holy Cross Mission in Columbus, Ohio; Sts Cyril and Methodios Church, Mercer, PA; St Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church and St. Nicholas Church, Warren, Ohio; St. Mary's Church, Morgantown, WV; Nativity of Our Lord Church, Manasses, VA and Christ the Saviour Cathedral. Read more...

Register Now For 2015 ACRY Bowling Tournament!

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- Complete details regarding the upcoming 67th Metropolitan Orestes Memorial Bowling Tournament have just been released by the National ACRY. This year's tournament which will take place on Memorial Day Weekend May 22-25, 2015 is being hosted by St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church of Stratford, CT ( Silver Lane). While sponsored by the National ACRY, it is open to all Diocesan faithful who wish to enjoy a weekend of Christian Fellowship and worship. Read more...

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