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Support Efforts to Rebuild Orthodox Church at Ground Zero

Sunday, August 22, 2010

NEW YORK -- Learn how you can support the rebuilding of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church which was destroyed at Ground Zero. Read more...

Serbian Orthodox Metropolitan Christopher Reposes in the Lord

Saturday, August 21, 2010

CHICAGO, IL -- His Eminence, Metropolitan Christopher [Kovacevich] of Libertyville and Chicago of the Serbian Orthodox Church fell alseep in the Lord here on Wednesday, August 18, 2010, the eve of the Great Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord according to the Julian Calendar. Metropolitan Christopher recently had been diagnosed with bone and brain cancer, for which he was undergoing treatment. Read more...

Youth On A Mission: Pilgrimage 2010 Commences

Saturday, August 21, 2010

MERCER, PA -- Youth from throughout the diocese arrived at Camp Nazareth last evening for the Annual Youth Pilgrimage. This annual gathering offers the youth of our diocese to come together in prayer and fellowship at the end of their summer vacation to spiritually prepare for the upcoming new school year. Read more...

What About the Ground Zero Church? Archdiocese Says Officials Abandoned Project

Saturday, August 21, 2010

FOX NEWS - NY --- The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America accused New York officials on Tuesday of turning their backs on the reconstruction of the only church destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks, while the controversial mosque near Ground Zero moves forward. Read more...

Turkey Allows Patriarchal Liturgy at Sumela Monastery

Saturday, August 21, 2010

SUMELA, Turkey—The Turkish government allowed Christians to pray Sunday at a spectacular and politically sensitive Greek Orthodox monastery for the first time since the country's creation, seeking to improve the country's record on religious tolerance and boost tourism. The emotional, three-hour service at Sumela Monastery in Turkey's Black Sea region was the first of two special church openings the government recently has permitted Read more...

Deadline Extended for On-Line Youth Scavenger Hunt

Friday, August 13, 2010

MERCER, PA The deadline for participating in the on-line scavenger hunt for 2010 Diocesan Campers has been extended until Wed August 25th at Midnight. Those who have not participated yet may do so using the Week 3 Scavenger Hunt Questions. Read more...

St Nicholas Mission Moves To New Location

Friday, August 13, 2010

MURPHY, NC — After one year at its current location at Peachtree Place, St. Nicholas Orthodox Church is relocating to Glenmary House, 731 Andrew Road, Murphy, NC 28906. The first liturgy will be celebrated at 10:00AM on Sunday, August 15. Read more...

2010 Diocesan Educational Conference

Friday, August 06, 2010

JOHNSTOWN, PA - His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas has announced today, that plans are underway for the 24th Annual Know Your Faith Diocesan Educational Conference which will take place on Saturday September 25, 2010 at Camp Nazareth. Read more...

A Seminarian's Reflection On OCMC Mission Trip to Albania

Friday, August 06, 2010

My journey to Albania began during my second semester of seminary this past winter. O.C.M.C. had decided to award seminarians with a grant and stipend for missionary work through The Louis and Helen Nicozosis Mission Team Endowment. The requirements were simple in that a seminarian had to write an essay concerning why he felt foreign missions were important and necessary in the Orthodox Church. Read more...

Camp Nazareth Liturgy MP3 Now On-Line

Monday, August 02, 2010

MERCER, PA --- A recording of Divine Liturgy sung by the youth of the New York, New Jersey, New England and Florida Deaneries is now available on-line. Listen to the beautiful voices of our diocesan youth glorifying God with the traditional Carpatho-Rusyn Plain Chant. Read more...

 

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