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Commencement 2014 at Christ the Saviour Seminary

Saturday, May 24, 2014

JOHNSTOWN, PA-- Radiant joy was the order of the day as three young men, preparing for the Holy Priesthood, graduated from Christ the Saviour Seminary here on Thursday, May 22. His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa presented the Bachelor of Theology degree to the members of the Class of 2014: Deacon Joseph Birthisel, Daniel Vaskalis and Matthew Dutko. The graduation ceremonies followed the celebration of Vespers in the Seminary Chapel. Read more...

Archpastoral Letter On The First Annual Young Women's Retreat

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Dear Diocesan Parents and Children, This summer, our Diocese is pleased to offer a new event specifically for our young women. The First Annual Young Women’s Retreat will provide an opportunity for the young women of our Diocese to spend time in each other’s company, have fun, pray together, and learn about how God calls each woman to serve His church with her talents and abilities. This Retreat will take place concurrently with the Diocesan Altar Boy’s Retreat. In many ways, these separate experiences are meant to parallel each other, with each focusing on the experience, vocations, and unique gifts bestowed upon the young men and women of our Church. Read more...

2014 Diocesan Altar Boy Retreat

Thursday, May 08, 2014

JOHNSTOWN, PA - Plans are underway for the Annual Altar Boy Retreat which will take place from Sunday evening, June 29th (Registration is from 6pm till 8 p.m.) until Wednesday, July 2nd. The Retreat will once again take place at Christ the Savior Seminary, Cathedral and Education Center in Johnstown and SS. Peter & Paul Church facilities in Windber. For our outing this year, we are planning a visit to PNC Park to see the Pittsburgh Pirates Read more...

Win A Week At Camp - Enter JR ACRY Essay Contest!

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

JOHNSTOWN, PA [National Junior ACRY] - If you’ve ever been to Camp Nazareth, chances are you can’t wait to go back. Wouldn’t it be great if you were able to go for free? Each year, the National Jr. ACRY holds a Camp Essay Contest that anyone across the diocese can enter. If your essay is chosen as the winner, the National Jr. ACRY will pay for one full Diocesan week of camp if you are a National Jr. ACRY member. If you are not a member of the National Jr. ACRY, half of your camping week will be paid for. Read more...

Diocesan Youth Director Participates in International Orthodox Youth Workers Forum

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- [Diocesan Chancery] -- At the invitation of His All-Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, Orthodox Youth Workers from the various Eparchies of the Ecumenical Patriarchate throughout the world gathered in the queen of cities, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) from May 2-4, 2014 for an International Orthodox Youth Workers Forum. With the Blessing of His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa, Very Rev. Fr. Stephen Loposky, The Diocesan Director of Youth, represented the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA. The youth workers were called together by the Ecumenical Patriarch to participate in a forum for an exchange of opinions and experiences in order to deliberate on the vital subject of ministering to our youth with a view to establishing a youth network with the blessing of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. The participants spent time in formal session, listening to speakers presenting on various topics of interest to their common work in keeping youth connected to the Church. Read more...

Junior ACRY Scholarship and Award Deadlines Approaching

Monday, May 05, 2014

JOHNSTOWN - [National Jr. ACRY] - The deadline for submitting an application for a 2014 National Jr. ACRY Scholarship or Award is fast approaching! In order to be considered, all necessary forms and recommendation letter must be received by July 15th. Each year the Jr. ACRY offers scholarship and awards to Jr. ACRY members. We also offer an opportunity for local chapters to bring forward chapter proposals which will help our organization grow and make the changes she needs for us to all do the best work we can. We hope you will consider applying or submitting nominations for one or more of the schloarships and awards offered by the JR ACRY. Read more...

Youngstown Deanery Hosts Stewardship Workshop

Monday, May 05, 2014

HERMITAGE, PA -On Saturday, May 3rd, 2014, 25 clergy and lay leaders from the parishes of the Youngstown Deanery came together for a one-day Stewardship Conference. The event was held at Saint John's Church in Hermitage, PA. Following Morning Prayers and introductions, Fr. Frederick Watson, chairman of the Diocesan Stewardship Commission, gave two presentations on the meaning of stewardship and its implementation in parishes. Read more...

Archpastoral Letter On The First Annual Young Women's Retreat

Saturday, May 03, 2014

Dear Diocesan Parents and Children, This summer, our Diocese is pleased to offer a new event specifically for our young women. The First Annual Young Women’s Retreat will provide an opportunity for the young women of our Diocese to spend time in each other’s company, have fun, pray together, and learn about how God calls each woman to serve His church with her talents and abilities. This Retreat will take place concurrently with the Diocesan Altar Boy’s Retreat. In many ways, these separate experiences are meant to parallel each other, with each focusing on the experience, vocations, and unique gifts bestowed upon the young men and women of our Church. Read more...

ACRY Scholarship Application Deadline Approaching

Saturday, May 03, 2014

The deadline for submitting a 2014 National ACRY Scholarship application is fast approaching! In order to be considered, all necessary forms and recommendation letters must be received by June 1st. Each year the ACRY offers the following scholarships to ACRY members: Freshman, Sophmore, Junior, Senior/Metropolitan Orestes, Graduate, Trade/Technical, Seminarian and Mary Kay Wanchak Memorial. Read more...

Schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory For May 2014

Monday, April 28, 2014

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

 

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