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Metropolitan Nicholas Invited to White House

Thursday, May 04, 2006

WASHINGTON, DC - His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas joined His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, the Chairman of the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops (SCOBA) and Archbishop Antony of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A. at the 55th National Day of Prayer at the White House. Read more...

Diocesan Apostolate for Youth Meeting

Friday, April 28, 2006

MERCER, PA - The members of the Diocesan Apostolate for Youth met on Thursday April 27, 2006 at Camp Nazareth. The meeting was called by the Very Rev. Jonathan Tobias, director of the Diocesan Apostolate For Youth (DAY) to discuss plans for the coming months. At the meeting plans were finalized for the upcoming Diocesan Youth Sojourn which will take place from August 25-27, 2006 at Camp Nazareth. His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas, who was in attendance, blessed the Apostolate's plans for performing a census of the diocesan youth, and the creation of a youth newsletter. Read more...

Archpastoral Letter for Pascha 2006

Sunday, April 23, 2006

I greet you in the joy and brightness of this Feast of Feasts! I welcome you to this celebration that is the wellspring of all gladness and delight! I invite you to enter, with faith and with love, into the beauty and peace of this Eternal Dawn! I bid you to rejoice, sing and exult, for Jesus Christ Who was Crucified, is now Risen from the Dead! Jesus Christ Who bore the weight of sorrows and shame, Who took away the sins of the world, Who was slain in darkness on Friday's Cross ... this same Jesus Who was beaten and pierced in shame is now the Risen Christ, Who shines in splendor, Who reigns in power, Who rejoices in triumph, Who has thrown down the Enemy in defeat forever, Who shouts the exultation of victory and majesty unto the ages of ages! Read more...

Bright Friday and Family Day

Saturday, April 15, 2006

I am pleased to announce the celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of the Life-Giving Font and St. George at Camp Nazareth on Friday, April 28th. Resurrection Matins will be served at 9 am at the Sts. Cyril and Methodios Camp Church, with the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at 10 am, with a procession around the church. A paschal meal will be served in the Dining Hall afterwards. Read more...

Youth Ministry & Religious Education Curriculum Goals Published

Thursday, March 23, 2006

JOHNSTOWN, PA - His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas, has announced the creation of two new diocesan guidelines for Youth Ministry and Religious Education which are now available on line. Read more...

Diocesan Audit Favorably Reviewed

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

JOHNSTOWN, PA - The quality control system of the accounting firm of David Brenner, CPA, of Cranberry Township, PA which has provided annual independent audits of our diocesan finances for nearly twenty years was reviewed last fall by Diefenbach, Delio, Kearney and DeDionisio, Certified Public Accountants, of Erie, Pennsylvania. The purpose of this review system, established by the Peer Review Board of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), is to determine whether an accounting and auditing firm has adopted and put into practice procedures that "provide it with reasonable assurance of conforming with professional standards as established by the AICPA. Read more...

Archpastoral Letter on Great Lent 2006

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Truly, as the Apostle Paul says, "the Kingdom of God is not food and drink, but righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit!" As we commence upon this season of the Fast, we push ourselves to a stricter discipline of fasting. We struggle to maintain a more intense observance of the various Lenten Services. But all of our observances are designed by the Church and the Holy Fathers to achieve one end - to bring us to a heightened awareness of our faith, or as we say in the Divine Liturgy, "progress in life, faith and spiritual consciousness" (second prayer of the Faithful). Read more...

Mrs. Elizabeth Miterko Reposes in the Lord

Thursday, February 23, 2006

JOHNSTOWN, PA - On Friday, February 24, 2006 Mrs. Elizabeth Miterko of Christ The Saviour Cathedral fell-asleep-in-the-Lord. Mrs. Miterko, an exemplary Orthodox Christian served for many years as the Cook at Christ the Saviour Seminary. Fr. Frank Miloro, Diocesan Chanceller has asked that all diocesan priests remember her in prayer during Divine Liturgy. Read more...

Diocesan Spring Family Weekend

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

JOHNSTOWN, PA - With the blessing from His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas, a Spring Family weekend has been scheduled at Chestnut Grove Resort located in Swiftwater, PA in the Pocono's, 15 miles from Stroudsburg. There are many activities for families, including paddle boats, bicycling, fishing, indoor and outdoor pools, volleyball, Treasure Hunts, bonfire and Karaoke sing-a-longs. There is also a great golf course located nearby for golf enthusiasts. The cost would be $250 per couple for the weekend and includes two breakfasts and two dinners. For each child under 14 it is an additional $25 per day, between 14 and 20 an additional $30 per day, over age 20 it is an additional $40 per day. The date will be Friday thru Sunday, May 5-7. Interested please call Fr. Luke Mihaly at (203) 748-0671. Website address is www.chestnutgrove.com Read more...

Diocesan Lenten Retreats 2006

Monday, January 30, 2006

JOHNSTOWN, PA - The Diocesan Chancery is pleased to announce preliminary details of the annual Diocesan Lenten Retreats, which are sponsored by the ACRY for the upcoming Lenten Season. Read more...

 

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