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Protopresbyter Kenneth Bachofsky Hospitalized

Thursday, July 19, 2007

JOHNSTOWN, PA - His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas has asked that all Diocesan clergy and faithful remember in prayer the Very Rev. Protopresbyter Kenneth Bachofsky, the Dean of the Youngstown Deanery who is recovering from Open Heart By-Pass Surgery at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Youngstown, Ohio. Read more...

50th Anniversary of Diocesan Altarboy Retreat Program

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

JOHNSTOWN, PA - His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas has announced today, that plans are underway for the Golden Anniversary Celebration of the Diocesan Altarboy's Retreat which will take place from August 17-19, 2007 at Camp Nazareth. The Very Rev. Protopresbyter James Dutko has been appointed the coordinator of the Golden Anniversary Celebration. Read more...

Second Annual Diocesan Youth Pilgrimage

Friday, June 08, 2007

JOHNSTOWN, PA - The Second Annual All-Diocese Youth Pilgrimage will be held on August 17-19, 2007 (Friday evening through Sunday afternoon) at Camp Nazareth in Mercer, Pennsylvania. The Youth Pilgrimage will start a day before the Diocesan Summer Pilgrimage held in honor of the Transfiguration of Our Lord, Jesus Christ and in celebration of the Golden Jubilee of the First Diocesan Altarboy Retreat. It will conclude Sunday afternoon. Read more...

Diocese Invited to International Youth Conference

Saturday, June 02, 2007

JOHNSTOWN, PA - His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas has announced our diocese has been invited to participate in an International Youth Conference which will take place From July 11-16, 2007 in Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey). Hosted by His All-Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the conference will include young men and women from all of the Holy Metropolitanates of the Ecumenical Throne from all around the world, from sister Orthodox Churches, from various Monastic Brotherhoods and Sisterhoods, form other Christian Churches and Confessions, from Orthodox Theological faculties, Academies, Institutes and Seminaries, from International Ecclesiasical Organizations, from International Youth Associations and Cultural Institutions, as well as from the local Christian Churches. The theme of the conference will be "Members of the Church - Citizens of the World." Read more...

Archpastoral Letter for Pentecost 2007

Sunday, May 27, 2007

In the act of CREATION, we see the Triune God at work; all things are made new out of nothing. In the act of REDEMPTION, again we see the Triune God at work, recreating and renewing what had been corrupted by man's fall. Read more...

Altarboy Retreat 2007

Friday, May 25, 2007

His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas has announced today, that plans are underway for the Annual Altarboy's Retreat which will take place from June 24-27, 2007 at Christ the Saviour Seminary and Cathedral. The Very Rev. David Cochran has been appointed director of this year's retreat. Read more...

Ecumenical Patriarch's Letter to Turkish P.M.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

BOSTON, MA - In a confidential letter to Recep Tayyip Erdogan dated August 28, 2003 (Protocol Number 801), just a few months after Mr. Erdogan was elected prime minister of Turkey, His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople importunes the Turkish Government to change its policies and political stance towards the Patriarchate. In his letter, the Patriarch noted that, "in the year 1927, 100 thousand Greeks lived in Constantinople. Today, that number has been shrunk to 2,000 and even less," and refers to the "extermination" of the Greek Orthodox population in Constantinople (present-day Istanbul). Read more...

65th Ordination Anniversary of Fr. Stephen Dutko

Thursday, April 26, 2007

BINGHAMTON, NY - One of the oldest and still functioning Orthodox priests in the diocese, in the United States and in the world is the Very Rev. Protopresbyter Stephen Dutko, pastor emeritus of St. Michael's church here. Having marked his 90th birthday on January 3, he is now celebrating the 65th anniversary of his Ordination to the Holy Priesthood. His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas, will join faithful at St. Michael's on Sunday, May 6th to share in the joy of this historic jubilee. Read more...

Turkey and the European Union

Thursday, April 26, 2007

This past September 7, I attended a lecture at the University of Utah, "Perspectives on Turkey-E.U. Relations," the ninth panel discussion of the University's 2006 Middle East & Asia: Politics, Economics & Society Conference in Salt Lake City. The first speaker, Dr. Sadeq Rahimi, professor of Trans-Cultural Psychiatry at Harvard, addressed an issue he considered mandatory when discussing Turkey and the European Union. Read more...

Family Day 2007

Thursday, April 26, 2007

As you are aware, His All-Holiness, Patriarch Bartholomew, has proclaimed this 2007 calendar year as the "Year of St. John Chrysostom." As a Diocese we join the Orthodox world in remembering this great Saint of the Holy Church on the 1600th anniversary of his falling asleep in the Lord. In reflecting upon the life, witness and influence of St. John, it is clear why he is ranked among the greatest of Saints and heralded as the "golden-mouthed" preacher of the ages. His words were truly inspired by the Spirit, flowing from the wellspring of Divine wisdom. They continue to invite all to the true knowledge of God and offer practical advice for the life of piety and holiness. Read more...

 

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