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Uzhorod Cathedral of Holy Cross

Eternal Memory: Fr. Stephen Jula

Friday, August 15, 2014

JOHNSTOWN, PA - The Diocesan Chancery wishes to announce that +Fr. Stephen Jula, former pastor of Christ the Saviour Church of North Royalton, OH, reposed in the Lord on August 13, 2014 at the age of 85. + Fr. Stephen Jula, will lie in repose on Sunday, August 17 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM in St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 22909 Center Ridge Road, Rocky River, Ohio 44116 Funeral Service for a priest will be led by Bishop Gregory and Diocesan Clergy at 7 PM. Funeral Divine Liturgy will be on Monday morning at 10:00 am at St. Demetrios Church. Read more...

Statement By His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew On The Present Violence In Iraq

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The recent wave of violence against innocent families and children in Iraq has rendered the world shocked and horrified. We will not remain indifferent or silent before such irrational persecution, cultural intolerance and appalling loss of life, especially when it is caused by religious hatred and racial hostility. The targeting of tens of thousands of Christians (including Arameans, Chaldeans, and Assyrians) and other religious minorities (including Turkmens, Yazidis, and Kurds) can never be justified in the name of any religious creed or conviction.What we are witnessing before our eyes in Iraq Read more...

Schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory For
August - September 2014

Friday, August 08, 2014

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa for August/September 2014, has been released by the Diocesan Chancery. Read more...

Eternal Memory: Serge G. Mihaly, Sr.

Friday, August 08, 2014

JOHNSTOWN, PA - The Diocesan Chancery has learned that +SERGE G. MIHALY, SR, the father of Very Rev. Protopresbyter Luke Mihaly, fell asleep in the Lord yesterday, August 7, 2014. The funeral arrangements are as follows: Viewing is at St. John The Baptist Orthodox Church, 1240 Broadbridge Avenue, Stratford, CT from 4-7 PM on Monday August 11, 2014. The Requim Funeral Service will take place at at 7 PM. Read more...

Ordination Videos Available On-Line

Thursday, August 07, 2014

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- [Diocesan Chancery] - The Diocesan Apostolate for Information Technology and Communications has announced that videos of the recent ordinations of Matthew Dutko to the orders of Reader, Sub-deacon and Deacon, and Deacon Joseph Birthisel to the Holy Priesthood are now posted for on-demand viewing. Read more...

Diocesan Youth Take Part In ASP Mission Trip to Mingo County, WV

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

MINGO COUNTY, WV -- From Saturday, June 19 to Sunday, June 27, the Orthodox Youth Mission Team traveled to Mingo County, West Virginia - Home of the Hatfield and McCoy Feud. Ten months of preparations culminated in 28 people - 9 adults and 19 youths from six different parishes and three different Orthodox jurisdictions - traveling to Matewan, WV to work on four different projects for four different families. Lives were changed, peoples homes were repaired, but more importantly the Love of Christ was experienced in a way that challenged all those who went. The week began with Divine Liturgy at St. Mary's Church in Bluefield, WV Read more...

ACRY Convention Deadlines Extended

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

JOHNSTOWN, PA [National ACRY] -- It’s not too late to make your plans for the upcoming 70th Senior and 31st Junior ACRY Conventions hosted by Phoenixville Chapter #30. The deadline for hotel reservations has been extended to Tuesday August 5. Meal packages, as well as ads, patrons and boosters for the program booklet can still be sent in, postmarked by August 8. Read more...

ACRY Convention Deadlines Quickly Approaching

Sunday, July 20, 2014

JOHNSTOWN, PA [National ACRY] -- The Phoenixville chapter is hard at work finalizing plans for the National ACRY convention. With the deadline for ads, patrons and boosters, plus meal package selections and other information fast approaching - materials should be postmarked by Monday July 28 - chapters are encouraged to return their information as soon as possible. Also, room reservations must be made no later than Wednesday, July 30, 2014 in order to obtain the convention rate. Read more...

Diocesan Stewardship Commission Institutes Weekly Blog

Saturday, July 19, 2014

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- [Diocesan Chancery] - The Diocesan Stewardship Commission has released today, the first of a series of weekly blog entries on Stewardship and the Orthodox Life. These short articles are provided to assist the parishes and faithful of the Diocese to increase both a personal and Church-wide understanding of the principles of Christian Stewardship, and how to integrate them on the personal, parish and Diocesan levels. By prayerfully reading and considering their content they will provide an opportunity to gain a fuller insight into the ways that God’s love and grace operate in our lives. Read more...

Double Ordination To Take Place at Camp Nazareth

Thursday, July 17, 2014

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- [Diocesan Chancery] - For the first time in the history of the Summer Camping Sessions at Camp Nazareth, our Diocesan youth will be blessed to witness the ordination of two young men tomorrow, July 18, 2014 at the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at Sts Cyril and Methodios Church. During the Liturgy, Seminary Graduate Matthew Dutko, of St. Michael's Church in Binghamton, NY will be ordained to the orders of Reader, Sub-deacon and Deacon and Deacon Joseph Birthisel, of Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Johnstown will be ordained to the Holy Priesthood. Read more...

 

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