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Register Now For 2016 Diocesan Lenten Retreats!

Monday, February 15, 2016

JOHNSTOWN, PA - The Diocesan Chancery is pleased to announce the schedule of the annual Diocesan Lenten Retreats, which are sponsored by the ACRY for the upcoming Lenten Season. These retreats are open to everyone and contain special programing for youth and adults of all ages. Bishop Gregory, along with other talented clergy of the Diocese will offer insightful and inspiring presentations designed to encourage and challenge the faithful to stay focused on the spiritual life as they continue their Lenten Journey to Pascha.

Central Region: Saturday April 9, 2016 at St. Nicholas Church, Homestead, PA from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Eastern Region: Saturday April 16, 2016 at The Conference Center at Valley Forge, Phoenixville, PA from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm (EST). Read more...

Schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory For February 2016

Monday, February 01, 2016

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa for February 2016, has been released by the Diocesan Chancery. Read more...

Revised Schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory For January - 2016

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The revised schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa for January 2016, has been released by the Diocesan Chancery. Read more...

Orthodox Christian Fellowship’s College Conference 2015 Shares Christ’s Love with Hundreds of College Students

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

LIGONIER, PA and DUNLAP, CA – From December 28-31, 2015 hundreds of college students gathered for Orthodox Christian Fellowship’s 2015 College Conferences. The theme of the conferences this year was “Modern Martyrs: Witnesses of the Word,” where students discussed how they can be witnesses to Christ on their college campuses and in the secular world. Students also participated in worship, service, and fellowship activities. Three hundred and twenty students attended College Conference East, held at the Antiochian Village in Ligonier, PA. Sister Vassa Larin, nun of ROCOR and liturgist for the University of Vienna was the Keynote Speaker. Workshops were led by V. Rev. Fr. Timothy Hojnicki (OCA); Fr. Alexandros and Pres. Stephanie Petrides (GOA); V. Rev. Fr. Stephen Loposky (ACROD); Dr. Tim Patitsas from Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology; Louis Zagami, Development Officer for IOCC; and Steven Christoforou, Director of the Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Read more...

Cathedral To Live Broadcast Nativity Services!

Sunday, January 03, 2016

JOHNSTOWN [Christ the Saviour Cathedral] -- The Divine Services of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (January 6-7, 2016) at Christ the Saviour Cathedral will be live-streamed on the internet. The broadcast schedule is as follows: The Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil The Great - Wednesday January 6, 2016 - 8:00 am. Great Compline - Wednesday January 6, 2016 - 8:00 pm. Hierarchical Divine Liturgy - Wednesday January 6, 2016 - 9:00 pm. Read more...

Diocesan Students Take Part In 2015 OCF College Conference East.

Friday, January 01, 2016

From December 28-31, 2015, the Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) hosted its annual College Conference East at Antiochian Village in Bolivar, PA. This year, 17 of our Diocesan college students were in attendance. College students of many Orthodox jurisdictions from all over the country came together to spend 4 days in prayer, spiritual growth, fellowship, and fun. His Grace, Bishop Gregory, who serves as the Assembly of Bishops's liason to OCF, presided over the conference and spent quality time with the college students. Read more...

Archpastoral Letter for the Nativity 2015/2016

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

I greet you with great joy and love in the Name of our Incarnate Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! I give thanks to Almighty God by whose grace we have been given the opportunity to celebrate the Birth of His Son. Looking around, we still see hatred, mistrust, violence, suffering, and the absence of peace in our world. This reality of life in this world makes us cry out for God’s help, assistance and intervention. The holy gift of God’s Son at Christmas reveals to us His love and care for all humanity. As human beings, we are awed by the miracle of God becoming man: the divine glory revealed in a child born in poor circumstances, the omnipotent Creator a little baby in His Mother’s arms. Read more...

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