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Theological Reflection On the Passion of Christ - By Seminarian David Mastroberte

Saturday, February 27, 2010

During the Great Fast, as we look forward to Great and Holy Week, we begin to turn our attention to Our Lord’s Passion. When thinking about the Passion, our focus is frequently on its physical characteristics: the nails, the spear, the crown of thorns, the scourging, and the fatigue of carrying the Cross.Without downplaying the intensity and significance of the physical suffering of Christ, we cannot overlook the mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of the Passion Read more...

Daily Lives of Saints Podcast To Debut Monday

Friday, February 26, 2010

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The Diocesan Chancery is pleased to announce that a daily lives of the saints podcast, produced by the Diocesan Apostolate For Youth will debut on March 1, 2010. Read more...

A Modest Lenten Request

Thursday, February 25, 2010

TORONTO -- St. John the Compassionate Mission is asking assistance from those who wish to respond to the gospel command to help. "the least of these My brethren" in a tangible way. At St. John the Compassionate Mission, a person can be fed and kept warm throughout the entire winter for $75.00 Read more...

Family Members of Diocesan Clergy Fall Asleep in the Lord.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

JOHNSTOWN, PA - The Chancery has been notified that family members of several diocesan clergy have recently reposed in the Lord. Read more...

A Lenten Spiritual Reflection By Metropolitan Nicholas

Saturday, February 20, 2010

In this season of the Great Fast, it is the duty of all Christians to enter into the Holy Mystery of Confession. It is not the only thing that we must do in Lent to prepare for the Feast of Pascha: but it is surely a necessary preparation for that Great and Holy Feast of Feasts. Read more...

U.S. Christians Concerned about Patriarch's safety

Friday, February 19, 2010

NEW YORK, NY -- The government of Turkey may wish to minimize the significance of the Ecumenical Patriarch in Istanbul, but the National Council of Churches asserts that U.S. Christians regard Patriarch Bartholomew as "a world leader whose spiritual and moral authority has influenced us all." Read more...

Patriarchal and Synodal Encyclical On the Sunday of Orthodoxy

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Our most holy Orthodox Church today commemorates its own feast day, and – from this historical and martyric See of the Ecumenical Patriarchate – the Mother Church of Constantinople directs its blessing, love and concern to all of its faithful and dedicated spiritual children throughout the world, inviting them to concelebrate in prayer. Blessed be the name of the Lord! Those who endeavored over the ages to suppress the Church through various visible and invisible persecutions; Read more...

ACRY - 2010 - National - ACRY Bowling Tournament

Thursday, February 18, 2010

POTOMAC, MD -- The 2010 National ACRY Metropolitan Orestes Memorial Bowling Tournament is being held in Baltimore, Maryland on May 28th through the 31st. This fun filled weekend is being hosted by the A.C.R.Y. Chapter #25 Potomac, Maryland. Read more...

Lenten Hymns On-Line

Monday, February 15, 2010

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- Additional Lenten Hymns have been uploaded to our diocesan on-line multi-media library from an album produced by St. Michael's Church Choir of Binghamton, NY. Read more...

2010 Patriarchal Encyclical on Great and Holy Lent

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Beloved brothers and sisters, children in the Lord, Tomorrow, we enter the period of Holy and Great Lent. In the Lenten vespers of Forgiveness chanted this evening, we shall hear the sacred hymnographer urging us to "begin the time of fasting with joy, submitting ourselves to spiritual struggle" in preparing to welcome the great Passion and joyful Resurrection of our divine-human Lord Read more...

 

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