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Bishop Gregory Begins Archpastoral Visitation to Canada

Sunday, September 08, 2013

OTTAWA, CANADA -- His Grace, Bishop Gregory began, this weekend, his first Archpastoral Visitation to Canada. His Grace, Bishop Gregory was greeted upon his arrival by Very Rev. Protopresbyter Maxym Lysack, the Dean of the Canadian Deanery, and pastor of Christ the Saviour Church in Ottawa. Bishop Gregory led the weekend celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Christ the Saviour Parish community where he presided over Saturday Evening Vespers and the Sunday Hierarchical Liturgy. Over the course of the weekend the parish faithful, parish ministry leadership and the youth were given the opportunity to meet with Bishop Gregory. Read more...

Special Diocesan Sobor-Council Webpage Launched - Sobor Deadlines Announced

Thursday, September 05, 2013

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- A special web page for the XXII Diocesan Sobor has been launched today to keep the faithful of the Diocese apprised of the latest information and approaching deadlines. The site includes pertinent council materials and delegate registration and hotel reservation information. While the Sobor is in session, it will provide live broadcasts of Liturgical Services and multimedia news coverage. Read more...

On-Line Scripture Class on the Gospel of St. John Begins Saturday September 7

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The Diocesan Apostolate For Christian Education is pleased to announce that a weekly on-line Scripture Study Class on the Gospel of the Holy Apostle and Evangelist John will begin on Saturday September 7, 2013. The class, led by Very Rev. Protopresbyter Kenneth Bachofsky, D. Min, Professor of Sacred Scripture at Christ the Saviour Seminary, will be broadcast live every Saturday from St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Warren, Ohio. Read more...

Schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory For
September 2013

Thursday, August 29, 2013

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa for September 2013, has been released by the Diocesan Chancery. Read more...

Bishop Gregory Calls Upon Diocesan Parishes To Observe College Student Sunday

Thursday, August 29, 2013

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- [Diocesan Chancery] - His Grace, Bishop Gregory, today, has called upon all Diocesan Parishes on Sunday September 15, 2013 to join Orthodox parishes across North America, of all Orthodox jurisdictions, in celebrating College Student Sunday. The purpose of this celebration is to recognize our college students and brings awareness to Orthodox campus ministry that is taking place through the efforts of the Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF), an endorsed ministry of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops Read more...

Diocese Takes Part In IOCC Emergency Responder's Training Program

Thursday, August 29, 2013

DENVER, [IOCC] - Very Rev. Fr. Miles Zdinak of Sts Peter and Paul Orthodox Church, Windber, was one twenty-two Orthodox Christians from around the country who gathered to participate in training this week at St. Catherine Greek Orthodox Church in Greenwood Village, Colorado, to become new members of the IOCC Frontline. The new volunteers join more than 60 current clergy and lay volunteers who serve as part of this national network developed to respond to emergencies. Read more...

2013 ACRY Convention Draws Near

Sunday, August 25, 2013

CHICAGO, IL [National ACRY] Only four more days until kickoff of the 2013 National ACRY Convention! Niles Chapter #68 wishes everyone safe travels and looks forward to seeing their friends from throughout the Diocese this Friday. Here is a few bits of information to help with final preparations for travel. Read more...

St Stephen's Orthodox Church Celebrates Golden Jubilee

Sunday, August 25, 2013

LATROBE, PA -- On Sunday August 25, 2013, the faithful of St. Stephen the Protomartyr Orthodox Church of Latrobe, PA welcomed His Grace, Bishop Gregory for his first Canonical Visit to the Parish. His Grace joined the faithful of St. Stephen's Church to celebrate its Golden Anniversary of its establishment. Read more...

His All Holiness Celebrates The Feast of Dormition at Panaghia Soumela Monastery

Saturday, August 17, 2013

ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE - On Thursday, August 15, 2013, His All-Holiness celebrated the great feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos at the historic monastery of Panaghia Soumela in Trabzon. This is the fourth consecutive year that His All-Holiness has led an annual pilgrimage to the historical monastery since its closure nine decades ago. The monastery was founded in 386 and functioned without interruption until 1923. Among those in attendance were Bishops Seraphim of Apollonias (from Australia) and Theodosios of Brovary (from Ukraine) Read more...

Final Registration Deadline For ACRY Convention Is August 1,2013

Thursday, August 01, 2013

CHICAGO, IL - [National ACRY] Reminder! Don't forget to send in your registration forms and and booklet donations for the 2013 ACRY Convention in Chicago, IL. Deadline is August 1, 2013. Registrations forms and other information regarding the weekend are available online Read more...

 

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