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Archpastoral Letter For Pascha 2013

Saturday, May 04, 2013

Very Reverend Protopresbyters, Very Reverend and Reverend Fathers, and the Faithful of our God-Protected Diocese: CHRIST IS RISEN! INDEED, HE IS RISEN! On this great and glorious feast of Pascha—the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, our hearts are filled with tremendous joy, our souls are transformed and we bask in the Light of Truth. I wish to share with you the inspiring, uplifting and brilliant homily of our Father among the Saints, John Chrysostom. Read more...

Scholarships Available For Pan-Orthodox College Retreat

Monday, April 29, 2013

CAMP NAZARETH - MERCER, PA -- Thanks to a generous scholarship grant college students will receive a $25 reduction in the fee for the Overcome the World College Retreat being held May 19-21, 2013 at Camp Nazareth Retreat and Conference Center in partnership with OCF. Each student who attends the Retreat will receive $25 off their tuition. The Retreat promises to be exciting and informative and with this scholarship grant is now even more affordable for each student. Read more...

Pan-Orthodox Sports Tournament

Monday, April 29, 2013

AKRON, OHIO -- A pan-Orthodox fellowship weekend for Orthodox Christian youth and young adults is being planned in Akron, OH for May 17-19, 2013. Organized through the efforts of a committee of young adults representing parishes throughout the region headed by Michael Pacurar, the event will include a round-robin soccer tournament, ethnic dance exhibition, corn-hole tournament, and international festival. Read more...

Eternal Memory: Rev. Fr. Charles Lehman

Sunday, April 28, 2013

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The Diocesan Chancery has been informed that Rev. Fr. Charles Lehman fell-asleep-in-the Lord on Sat, April 27, 2013. Read more...

Diocesan Clergy and Faithful Featured on Ancient Faith Radio Programs

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- In recent months several diocesan clergy and faithful have been featured in special podcasts on Ancient Faith Radio. Pani Yvonne Lysack, the wife of Protopresbyter Maxym Lysack, was invited to lead a one-day conference for the Orthodox Christian Women of Montreal. Fr. Deacon Pawel Mucha, Prefect and students of the Lived Theology School in Toronto were interviewed by Bobby Maddex about the unique ministry of the Lived Theology School. Read more...

Diocesan Parishes Invited To Submit Photos of Holy Week and Pascha

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- Diocesan Parishes are cordially invited to submit via email up to 3 photos of this year's Holy week and Paschal services for inclusion in a special photo gallery, "Pascha throughout the Diocese". Read more...

Bishop Gregory Makes Weekend Visit To Phoenixville

Monday, April 22, 2013

JOHNSTOWN, PA [Diocesan Chancery] His Grace, Bishop Gregory headed east the weekend of April 19-21, 2013 where he traveled to Holy Ghost Orthodox Church in Phoenixville for a parish visitation. Arriving on Friday evening, he was in attendance for the Presanctified LIturgy. On Saturday, he served as the Retreat Master for the the Eastern Regional Lenten Retreat, held at Holy Ghost Parish. His visit concluded on Sunday with the celebration of the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy and an opportunity to meet with the youth and adult members of the parish at a Lenten luncheon. Read more...

Diocesan Retreats Well Received

Monday, April 22, 2013

JOHNSTOWN, PA [Diocesan Chancery] -- This past weekend, scores of faithful of the Eastern Seaboard and Western Regions of the Diocese retreated from the world to spiritually rejuvinate themselves at the Annual Lenten Retreats sponsored by the National Senior ACRY. On Saturday April 20, 2013, Holy Ghost Orthodox Church of Phoenixville, PA was the host for the Eastern Regional Retreat. His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa was the retreat master and was assisted by Fr Peter Zarynow of Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church of Potomac Maryland and Mr Theodore (Theo) Nikolakis, Chief Information Officer of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Read more...

Bishop Gregory Makes First Pastoral Visit To Windber, PA

Thursday, April 18, 2013

WINDBER, PA -- On Sunday April 14, 2013, His Grace, Bishop Gregory made his first pastoral visitation to Sts. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Windber PA. His Grace celebrated the Hierarchical Divine LIturgy, assisted by Very Rev. Fr. Miles Zdinak, Pastor of Sts. Peter and Paul Church. At the conclusion of Divine Liturgy, His Grace, engaged in a dialogue with the faithful and youth in attendance. Following Liturgy, a Lenten Brunch in honor of His Grace was held in the parish hall. Read more...

Jr. ACRY Announces Annual Camp Essay Contest

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- [JR ACRY] Camp Nazareth is a place that our diocesan youth love to go during the summer. 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 Read more...

 

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