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SCOBA Conference Concludes

Friday, October 06, 2006

CHICAGO, IL - The Standing Conference of the Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas concluded a four-day conference today by issuing an official communiqué reaffirming the statement of 2001 of the need to bear public witness together on matters of spiritual and moral concerns. Read more...

Update on SCOBA Conference

Thursday, October 05, 2006

CHICAGO, IL - Several major issues were discussed at length yesterday during the meeting of the Standing Conference of the Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas (SCOBA) being held in Chicago. These included: Issues in Coordinating and Establishing New and Mission Parishes, Sexual Misconduct in the Church, Keeping Young People Connected to the Church and the State of the Diaconate. Two papers on the Diaconate, Remembering and Reclaiming Diakonia of Deacon Dr. John Chryssavgis and Toward a Complete Expression of the Diaconate: Discerning the Ministry Women Deacons of Dr. Kyriaki Karidoyannes FitzGerald, presented a thorough insight and understanding of the diaconate in the historical Church and its significance today. Read more...

SCOBA Hosts All Canonical Bishops

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

CHICAGO,IL - Twenty-seven canonical hierarchs of the Orthodox Christian Church in the Americas convened in Chicago yesterday under the chairmanship of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios to "solidify the bond of brotherhood that exists among canonical Orthodox Churches in the Americas and provide the opportunity for the hierarchs to review the work of the Standing Conference of the Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas ." The Conference, headquartered at the O'Hare Marriott Hotel is the third such SCOBA Conference, the two previous being held in 1994 and 2001. Read more...

Ordination of Fr. Gregory Justiniano

Sunday, September 17, 2006

DANBURY, CT - Saturday, September 16 was a day full of preparation as the parish of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church anxiously waited for the arrival of His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas. The visit of His Eminence was for the ordination of Deacon Gregory Justiniano to the Holy Priesthood. Born in San German, Puerto Rico, Fr. Deacon Gregory came to the United States with his family over 20 years ago. Not only was the church cleaned but site for the new church, presently under construction, was prepared for the Metropolitan to see the progress of the new church building. The visit began with the arrival of His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas, Fr. Andrew Bartek and seminarian, Reader Matthew Stagon. Vespers was served at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church with his Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas presiding. The responses were lead by Fr. Peter Paproski, along with Fr. Michael Macura, Fr. Andrew Bartek, Sandi Fong, and Stephen Fong. The Vespers was served by Fr. Luke Mihaly, Deacon Robert Hubiak and Deacon Gregory Justiniano. Read more...

62nd National ACRY Convention

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

LIBERTY, OH - The 62nd Annual Convention of the National Senior and Junior ACRY (American Carpatho Russian Youth) which began on Friday September 1, 2006 concluded today. This year's convention was seen as a great success by its participants, as the fruits of its deliberations were many new initiatives designed to re-invigorate and strengthen the family of the ACRY. Read more...

Know Your Faith Conference 2006

Friday, September 01, 2006

This year's Educational Conference is open to all who wish to learn more about the Orthodox Faith. It will take place on Saturday, Sept 16, 2006 in the Main Lodge of Camp Nazareth, located at 339 Pew Road in Mercer, Pennsylvania. Camp Nazareth is conveniently located off Exit 2 of I-80 near the Ohio/Pennsylvania border. The conference will begin at 9:00 am and conclude at 4:00 pm.Lunch will be provided by the Camp Nazareth Staff. Read more...

Ordination of Fr. Elijah Bremer

Monday, August 28, 2006

JOHNSTOWN, PA - On Monday, August 28th at Christ the Saviour Cathedral, His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas ordained Deacon Elijah Bremer to the Holy Priesthood. The ordination took place during the Divine Liturgy for the feast of the Dormition of the Most Holy Birth-giver of God, and the responses were sung in Church Slavonic by the Women's Choir of the Church of the Dormition in Jarabina, Slovakia. Attending His Eminence at the altar was: Very Rev. Frank Miloro, Dean and Cathedral Pastor, Very Rev. Hieromonk Matthias, Very Rev. Fr. Dan Donovan (retired, OCA), Rev. Fr. Jeff Zias, Rev. Fr. Michael Ellis, Rev. Fr. Matthew Moriak, and Rev. Fr. Matthew Conjelko. Protodeacon Emil Gulick and Hieromonk Matthias presented Deacon Elijah as a candidate for ordination, and Fr. Deacon Oleg Aminov served as second deacon. Also in attendance were other clergy from the Johnstown Deanery. Read more...

Diocesan Youth Sojourn Underway

Saturday, August 26, 2006

MERCER, PA - A historic first in the diocese is presently underway this weekend at Camp Nazareth. Organized and hosted by the Diocesan Apostolate for Youth, the Youth Sojourn Retreat has attracted more than 50 of our diocesan youth from across the diocese. The Diocesan Apostolate for Youth was established by Metropolitan Nicholas to meet the spiritual needs of our diocesan youth, providing guidance to their pastors, parish workers and parents who are entrusted with their care. The mission of the Diocesan Apostolate for youth is to evangelize our youth, and encourage their active participation in the life of the Church. Read more...

Summer Pilgrimage 2006

Friday, August 11, 2006

Inaugurating the 100th Anniversary of the transposition of the Carpatho-Rusin Plain Chant into Western Notation by Fr. John Boksaj; the Inauguration of the 50th Anniversary of the Diocesan Altar Boy Retreat Program; and the 20th Anniversary of the Diocesan Deacons' Retreat Program Read more...

Youth Ministry Newsletter is Published

Thursday, July 13, 2006

JOHNSTOWN, PA - His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas, has announced the publication of a new quarterly youth ministry newsletter titled Day Light. While primarily geared for our youth, there will be columns with information for parents, pastors and youth workers. Read more...

 

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Orthros Gospel Reading: Matthew 22:15-46; 23:1-39

Vespers Gospel Reading: Matthew 24:36-51; 25:1-46; 26:1-2

James the Apostle & brother of St. John the Theologian; Argyra the New Martyr; Clement the Hymnographer

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