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Uzhorod Cathedral of Holy Cross

2010 Census of Orthodox Christian Churches in the USA Now Complete

Monday, October 04, 2010

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- Data is now available from the 2010 US Orthodox Christian Census which our diocese participated in. This census was part of the national “Religious Congregations and Membership Study 2010, that was conducted by Alexei Krindatch, a researcher engaged by the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in America. Read more...

Growing Faithful Stewards: 2010 Diocesan Education Conference

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Mercer, PA. On Saturday, September 25, twenty-six participants representing ten parishes across three states (OH, PA and NY) gathered at Camp Nazareth for the twenty-fifth annual ‘Know Your Faith Diocesan Educational Conference.’ The day-long Conference, entitled Growing Faithful Stewards, opened in the Camp’s Ss. Cyril and Methodios Chapel with a Moleben of Thanksgiving and Stewardship, celebrated by Father Ken Bachofsky, Director of our Diocesan Apostolate for Christian Education. Camp Director Father Stephen Loposky, Pani Daria and their children hosted a light breakfast following the Moleben, during which the participants were immediately set to work completing a Personal Survey Questionnaire t Read more...

OCF Responds to University of Texas in Austin Shooting

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP -- Regrettably the instances of violence occurring on college campuses have increased in recent years. This trend continued today on the campus of the University of Texas in Austin where a gunman fired multiple shots prior to ending his own life in the Perry-Castaneda Library. Fortunately, no other injuries have been reported. Orthodox Christian Fellowship offers its prayers and support to those affected by this event and has begun taking steps to address the situation. Read more...

OISM Hosted at Christ the Saviour Seminary

Monday, September 27, 2010

JOHNSTOWN, PA – For the first time in several decades, Christ the Saviour Seminary hosted a meeting of the Orthodox Inter-Seminary Movement (OISM). From Friday, September 24 until Sunday, September 26, our diocesan seminarians welcomed representatives from Read more...

Ecumenical Patriarch Receives Officers of Episcopal Assembly

Sunday, September 26, 2010

On Tuesday, September 21st His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew received the Officers of the Episcopal Assembly of North and Central America at the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul. His All Holiness had invited the Officers through the cooperation of Archbishop Demetrios of America, the Chairman of the Assembly, who also led the delegation to the Phanar for the substantive and detailed meeting. Read more...

Orthodox Christian Fellowship Honors Founder, Initiates Endowment

Thursday, September 23, 2010

JACKSONVILLE, FL [OCF/ACROD] -- Orthodox Christian Fellowship honored its founder, His Grace, Bishop Dimitrios of Xanthos, at a tribute dinner at the San Jose Country Club here on Friday, September 17, 2010. As a recent seminary graduate in the 1960s, Bishop Dimitrios (James Couchell) was the driving force in establishing Read more...

Fr. Michael Rustick Ordained to the Holy Priesthood

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

RAHWAY, NJ -- On Saturday September 18, 2010, Fr. Deacon Michael Rustick,was ordained to the Holy Priesthood at St John the Baptist Church in Rahway, NJ on behalf of Metropolitan Nicholas by His Eminence, Archbishop Anthony of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA. Read more...

Fr. Joseph Gingrich Ordained to the Diaconate and Holy Priesthood

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

MERCER, PA -- On Friday September 17, 2010, Subdeacon Joseph Gingrich, a seminarian at Christ the Saviour Seminary was ordained to the Diaconate and on Saturday September 18, 2010 to the Holy Priesthood on behalf of Metropolitan Nicholas by His Grace, Bishop Daniel of the Western Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA. Read more...

National Youth Encounter Weekend at Camp Nazareth (Nov 12-14, 2010)

Monday, September 20, 2010

MERCER, PA - The National Youth Encounter Weekend is November 12-14, 2010 at Camp Nazareth. The Encounter is sponsored by the National JR. ACRY, and it is open to youth ages 8-18. You do not have to be a member of the JR. ACRY to attend Read more...

Annual OCF College Student Sunday - Sun Sept 19, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

Since 2003, the Hierarchs of the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas (SCOBA) have designated the Sunday following the Elevation of the Holy Cross as OCF College Student Sunday. They ask all faithful Orthodox Christians in North America to call to mind and prayer our college students. Read more...

 

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Matins Gospel Reading: John 20:19-23

Epistle Reading: Acts of the Apostles 2:1-11

Gospel Reading: John 7:37-52; 8:12

Holy Pentecost; Agrippina the Martyr of Rome; Holy Martyrs Aristocleus the Priest, Demetrius the Deacon and Athanasius the Reader; Holy New Martrys Archpriest of Crete Gerasimus, Knossos Neophyte, Xepponessos Ioachim, Lampe Hierotheus, Seteia Zacharius, Kisamos Melchisadek, Piopoleos Kallinicus and Those Martyred with Them (1821-1822); Mark, Bishop of Ephesus

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