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ACRY Convention Deadlines Quickly Approaching

Sunday, July 20, 2014

JOHNSTOWN, PA [National ACRY] -- The Phoenixville chapter is hard at work finalizing plans for the National ACRY convention. With the deadline for ads, patrons and boosters, plus meal package selections and other information fast approaching - materials should be postmarked by Monday July 28 - chapters are encouraged to return their information as soon as possible. Also, room reservations must be made no later than Wednesday, July 30, 2014 in order to obtain the convention rate. Read more...

Diocesan Stewardship Commission Institutes Weekly Blog

Saturday, July 19, 2014

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- [Diocesan Chancery] - The Diocesan Stewardship Commission has released today, the first of a series of weekly blog entries on Stewardship and the Orthodox Life. These short articles are provided to assist the parishes and faithful of the Diocese to increase both a personal and Church-wide understanding of the principles of Christian Stewardship, and how to integrate them on the personal, parish and Diocesan levels. By prayerfully reading and considering their content they will provide an opportunity to gain a fuller insight into the ways that God’s love and grace operate in our lives. Read more...

Double Ordination To Take Place at Camp Nazareth

Thursday, July 17, 2014

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- [Diocesan Chancery] - For the first time in the history of the Summer Camping Sessions at Camp Nazareth, our Diocesan youth will be blessed to witness the ordination of two young men tomorrow, July 18, 2014 at the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at Sts Cyril and Methodios Church. During the Liturgy, Seminary Graduate Matthew Dutko, of St. Michael's Church in Binghamton, NY will be ordained to the orders of Reader, Sub-deacon and Deacon and Deacon Joseph Birthisel, of Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Johnstown will be ordained to the Holy Priesthood. Read more...

Registration Now Open For ACRY Convention/Get-Away Weekend

Saturday, June 28, 2014

NATIONAL ACRY -- The Phoenixville, PA ACRY Chapter is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2014 ACRY Convention/Get-Away-Weekend which will take place on Labor Day Weekend, August 29-September 2014 in King of Prussia, PA. The chapter has been working hard to provide a great Convention this year. ACRY members and all members of the Diocese are welcome to take part. The City of Philadelphia, with its many attractions such as the Philadelphia Art Museum, Philadelphia Zoo (America’s 1st zoo!), Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, is a 30 minute drive from the hotel. Read more...

Follow Diocesan Retreats On-Line

Friday, June 27, 2014

JOHNSTOWN, PA - Diocesan Clergy, parents and faithful are invited to follow on-line the activities and events of the upcoming Diocesan Youth Retreats which will take place from Sunday June 29- Wednesday July 2, 2014 at Christ the Saviour Seminary and Cathedral and at Sts Peter and Paul Church in Windber, PA Read more...

John C. Kulis Charitable Foundation Gives Grant to Camp Nazareth

Thursday, June 26, 2014

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The Diocesan Chancery is pleased to announce that Camp Nazareth has received a $10,000 grant from the John C. Kulis Charitable Foundation to help children and families in need cover the cost of attending Camp for 2014. The $10,000 grant is being equally divided between the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh and our Diocese. The $5,000 we have been given translates to roughly 17 additional full scholarships to attend Camp this year. We are grateful to Foundation’s Board of Trustees for the opportunity this will give our Diocese to reach more children through the Camp Nazareth program. Read more...

Diocesan Altarboy Retreat Registration Deadline Nears

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

JOHNSTOWN, PA - [Diocesan Chancery] The registration deadlline for the 2014 Diocesan Altarboy retreat, which will take place at Christ the Saviour Cathedral and Seminary from June 29 - July 2, 2014, is quickly approaching. The deadline for registration and payment for the retreat is this coming Monday June 17, 2014. Read more...

Diocesan College Student To Travel to St. Nicholas Home For Children

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

BINGHAMTON, NY -- Maria Korchak, a parishioner of St. Michael's Parish in Binghamton, NY who will begin her Junior year at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, is spending part of her summer in Europe. She is presently enrolled in the university’s “Holocaust in Central Europe,” with seminars in Prague, Krakow, Lublin & Warsaw, and Vilnius . Afterwards, she will participate in the Studium Carpato-Ruthenorum International Summer School for Rusyn from June 15-July 5th. Read more...

Schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory For
June - July 2014

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa for June/July 2014, has been released by the Diocesan Chancery. Read more...

Commencement 2014 at Christ the Saviour Seminary

Saturday, May 24, 2014

JOHNSTOWN, PA-- Radiant joy was the order of the day as three young men, preparing for the Holy Priesthood, graduated from Christ the Saviour Seminary here on Thursday, May 22. His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa presented the Bachelor of Theology degree to the members of the Class of 2014: Deacon Joseph Birthisel, Daniel Vaskalis and Matthew Dutko. The graduation ceremonies followed the celebration of Vespers in the Seminary Chapel. Read more...

 

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