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Bishop Gregory Calls For Prayers For the Victims of the Fatal Shootings In Newtown, CT

Friday, December 14, 2012

JOHNSTOWN, PA [Diocesan Chancery] - His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa, upon learning of the horrific tragedy at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, where 26 people, most of whom were children, lost their lives during a mass shooting, has called upon the faithful of the Diocese to offer up fervent prayers for the many families and people affected by this catastrophe and the repose of the souls of the innocent victims. Read more...

Bishop Gregory Participates in White House Conference on Orthodox Christian Engagement

Friday, December 14, 2012

Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — His Grace, Bishop Gregory, Very Rev. Protopresbyter Michael Rosco and Very Rev. Fr. Miles Zdinak along with more than 80 representatives of the nation's Orthodox Christian service organizations joined together at the White House today to discuss strategic service alliances with the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. The White House Conference on Orthodox Christian Engagement was hosted by the White House Office of Public Engagement in conjunction with the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships and facilitated by International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC). Read more...

Mandated Celibacy Among US Eastern Catholic Priests Theme of Seminar in Rome

Thursday, December 13, 2012

BINGHAMTON, NY -- [Very Rev. Protopresbyter James S. Dutko] It was both an honor and a blessing to have the privilege to travel to Rome to participate in The Chrysostom Seminar at Domus Australia in Rome on November 13th. The forum dealt with the issue of the ongoing obstacles of the ordination of married seminarians to the priesthood of the Eastern Catholic Church in North America. Read more...

A College Student's Reflection on the Indiana University of PA OCF

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

INDIANA, PA [OCF] Father Matthew Conjelko, the Spiritual Advisor of the IUP Orthodox Christian Fellowship, visited IUP’s campus to offer dorm/apartment blessings for participating OCF members. As a graduating senior, I greatly appreciated this treat. The students learned about the reasons we have our homes blessed. I was also so very happy to receive and learn about an icon Father had brought for each student, as a reminder of the apartment blessings that occurred. Read more...

Schedule of His Grace Bishop Gregory For December 8-16, 2012

Thursday, December 06, 2012

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa for December 8 -16, 2012 has been released by the Diocesan Chancery. Read more...

Pittsburgh Deanery Hosts St Nicholas Charity Dinner

Monday, December 03, 2012

On Sunday December 2, 2012 The Pittsburgh Deanery hosted its annual St. Nicholas Charity Dinner for the benefit of our Christ the Saviour Seminary. It was held at Banquets Unlimited in Wilmerding, PA. There were nearly 100 in attendance. The evening's program included a traditional Rusyn Bethlehem Play, the Jaslickari (visitors to the manger) performed by our seminarians from Christ the Saviour Seminary. It was a special honor to have His Grace Bishop Gregory in attendance who delivered an inspirational message for the season. The evening's festivities gave His Grace the opportunity to informally meet and greet many of the faithful from the Pittsburgh Deanery Churches. Read more...

St John The Compassionate Mission Selected As OCF Real Break Trip Destination

Friday, November 30, 2012

JOHNSTOWN, PA [Diocesan Chancery] - Attention College Students: St. John the Compassionate Mission of Toronto, Ontario, (Canada), an Apostolate of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA, has been chosen as a trip location for the Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF)'s Real Break 2013. It is scheduled to take place from March 9-16, 2013. Read more...

Media Coverage of The Consecration of His Grace Bishop Gregory From the Johnstown Tribune-Democrat

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- Video footage of the Consecration of Bishop Gregory, featuring a short interview with His Grace, produced by the Johnstown Tribune-Democrat Newspaper is now available for viewing. Read more...

Bishop Gregory's Consecration Featured On WJAC-TV

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- THe Consecration of His Grace, Bishop Gregory was featured on the WJAC- TV 6 Evening News. The segment may be viewed on line. Read more...

His Grace Bishop Gregory of Nyssa Is Consecrated and Enthroned As The Fourth Ruling Hierarch of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- [Christ the Saviour Cathedral] Having submitted to the will of Almighty God and after offering a sincere profession of faith, His Grace Bishop Gregory has become, today, the fourth ruling Bishop of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA and Canada through the laying on of hands by His Eminence, Archbishop Demetrios of America, Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople during the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at Christ the Saviour Cathedral. Read more...

 

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