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Patriarchal and Synodal Encyclical On the Sunday of Orthodoxy

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Our most holy Orthodox Church today commemorates its own feast day, and – from this historical and martyric See of the Ecumenical Patriarchate – the Mother Church of Constantinople directs its blessing, love and concern to all of its faithful and dedicated spiritual children throughout the world, inviting them to concelebrate in prayer. Blessed be the name of the Lord! Those who endeavored over the ages to suppress the Church through various visible and invisible persecutions; Read more...

ACRY - 2010 - National - ACRY Bowling Tournament

Thursday, February 18, 2010

POTOMAC, MD -- The 2010 National ACRY Metropolitan Orestes Memorial Bowling Tournament is being held in Baltimore, Maryland on May 28th through the 31st. This fun filled weekend is being hosted by the A.C.R.Y. Chapter #25 Potomac, Maryland. Read more...

Lenten Hymns On-Line

Monday, February 15, 2010

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- Additional Lenten Hymns have been uploaded to our diocesan on-line multi-media library from an album produced by St. Michael's Church Choir of Binghamton, NY. Read more...

2010 Patriarchal Encyclical on Great and Holy Lent

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Beloved brothers and sisters, children in the Lord, Tomorrow, we enter the period of Holy and Great Lent. In the Lenten vespers of Forgiveness chanted this evening, we shall hear the sacred hymnographer urging us to "begin the time of fasting with joy, submitting ourselves to spiritual struggle" in preparing to welcome the great Passion and joyful Resurrection of our divine-human Lord Read more...

Archpastoral Letter on Great Lent 2010

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Again we stand at the threshold of the Great Fast! Ten weeks before the Glorious feast of Pascha, we began our preparation for the glorious and awesome mystery of the Passion and Death of our Lord, God, and Saviour Jesus Christ! It was for this reason that He, the very Son of God Himself, came into the world: to die for us and our salvation! Read more...

SCOBA Agency Launches New Internet Radio Station and Programs to Enhance Your Great Lenten Journey

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

FT LAUDERDALE (OCN)-- Your friends at the Orthodox Christian Network wish you a blessed Great Lent and a Glorious Pascha. In our continuing effort as an agency of SCOBA (Standing Conference of Orthodox Bishops in America) to assist the parishes and parish priests across the nation in their sacred mission of spreading the Gospel and keeping the faithful connected to the faith Read more...

Pre-Lenten Lecture Series Audio Files Now Posted

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- Audio recordings of the three week Pre-Lenten Lecture series, Growing in the Image and Likeness of God are now posted on-line. Presenters and topics include, Very Rev. Miles Zdinak: Great Lent - Becoming Who God Intended us to Be Read more...

Chancery Announces Updated Totals For Haiti Appeal

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The Diocesan Chancery has announced that it has forwarded a check in the amount of $44,446.37, the total received from the diocesan Haiti Relief Appeal to the International Orthodox Christian Charities. Read more...

SCOBA Mission Sunday

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Dearly Beloved in the Lord, We greet you in the love and grace of our Lord Jesus Christ! The Lenten fast that precedes the Great and Holy Feast of Pascha is upon us. Like the dawn of a new day, the beginning of this 40-day journey provides opportunities for us to recommit ourselves and our whole lives to Christ our God. Read more...

Into the Desert - 40 Day Lenten Youth Blog Begins February 15

Monday, February 08, 2010

GREEK ORTHODOX ARCHDIOCESE --- Into the Desert a Lenten Youth Blog, begins on Monday, February 15, 2010. This blog is offered to all Orthodox Christian Youth, to help them make the most of the Lenten Season. Each day of the forty day Fast, a new entry will be added to the blog which will challenge Read more...

 

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