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Metropolitan Nicholas and Members of DAY To Speak on CRL Program

Thursday, November 27, 2008

JOHNSTOWN, PA - In recent months, interest has been expressed by the SCOBA endorsed Orthodox Christian Network, (OCN) to collaborate with our diocese in producing educational programing for the popular Come Receive the Light Radio Program. Of particular interest to OCN is the work of the Diocesan Apostolate For Youth (DAY). Plans are being made to produce several Orthodox Teen Talk Online (OTTO) programs during the coming year which will feature diocesan youth informally dialoguing about contemporary moral issues facing teenagers. Read more...

Diocesan Priest to Speak on Orthodox Radio Program

Thursday, November 06, 2008

JOHNSTOWN, PA - Fr. Andrew Fetchina, the Director of the Diocesan Apostolate For Youth will be a featured guest speaker on the Come Receive the Light Radio Program on November 21, 2008. Fr. Andrew will speak on the topic Raising Faithful Kids in Today's World. Fr. Andrew will speak with Fr. Chris Metropulos, the Executive Director of the SCOBA endorsed Orthodox Christian Network and host of the Come Receive the Light Radio Program about raising kids that are "compassionate, but committed" to their Orthodox Christian Faith. Tune in for practical insight on sexuality, violence in the media, pluralism, abortion, promiscuity and other issues that confront young people and their parents today. Read more...

Hurricane Ike Relief Appeal

Monday, September 15, 2008

JOHNSTOWN, PA - His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas has established a diocesan-wide relief effort for the horrific damage in Texas and Louisiana caused by Hurricane Ike. Each diocesan parish is asked to take up a special collection on Sunday September 21, 2008. It is requested that each parish forward their parish gift immediately after the collection so that it arrives at the Chancery no later than September 26, 2008. Parish checks are to be made payable to ACROD. The Diocese will then forward a sum-total gift to an appropriate relief agency. Read more...

2008 Diocesan Educational Conference

Friday, August 15, 2008

JOHNSTOWN, PA - His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas has announced today, that plans are underway for the 23rd Annual Know Your Faith Diocesan Educational Conference which will take place will take place on Saturday September 13, 2008. Read more...

Metropolitan Nicholas to Travel with Ecumenical Patriarch to Kiev

Thursday, July 24, 2008

JOHNSTOWN, PA - His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas has been invited by His All-Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, to be part of a Patriarchal Delegation to Kiev, Ukraine to attend the festivities of the 1020th anniversary of the Christianization of Kievan Rus, which will take place from July 25-27, 2008. Read more...

Third Annual Diocesan Youth Pilgrimage

Saturday, July 19, 2008

JOHNSTOWN, PA - The Third Annual All-Diocese Youth Pilgrimage will be held on August 15-17, 2008 (Friday evening through Sunday afternoon) at Camp Nazareth in Mercer, Pennsylvania. The Youth Pilgrimage will start a day before the Diocesan Summer Pilgrimage held in honor of the Transfiguration of Our Lord, Jesus Christ and the Dormition of the Mother of God. It will conclude Sunday afternoon. Read more...

Summer Pilgrimage 2008

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

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Diocesan Summer Pilgrimage 2007

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

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Archpastoral Letter for Pentecost 2008

Sunday, June 15, 2008

On the Christian Feast of Pentecost, the fiftieth day after the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit descended upon the Mother of God and the Apostles who were gathered together in the Upper Room. John the Baptist once predicted that Christ would baptize with the Holy Spirit and with fire (Luke 3.16): at Pentecost, at nine o'clock in the morning, the prophecy of the Forerunner came true in the fullness of divine power and joy. Read more...

Very Rev. Protopresbyter Stephen Shutack Reposes in the Lord

Friday, June 06, 2008

STRATFORD, CT - The Very Rev. Protopresbyter Stephen Shutack fell asleep in the Lord on Friday June 6, 2008. Father Stephen, pastor Emeritus of St. John The Baptist Orthodox Church, Stratford, CT (Silver Lane), along with Pani Helen lived in retirement Bridgeport, CT. Read more...

 

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