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2016 Commencement Exercises At Christ The Saviour Seminary

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

JOHNSTOWN, PA [Christ The Saviour Seminary] -- On Wednesday, May 25th, Seminarian Andrew Wythe was honored at Seminary Commencement at Christ the Saviour Cathedral. A Moleben of Thanksgiving was celebrated by Very Rev. Protopresbyter Frank P. Miloro, Seminary Dean, with Protopresbyter Robert Buczak con-celebrating. His Grace, Bishop Gregory, presided. At the conclusion of the Service, Father Frank spoke, commending Seminarian Andrew for his diligent dedication to his studies in the three-year formation program. Bishop Gregory conferred the Diploma of Bachelor of Theology. Read more...

2016 Diocesan Altar Boy Retreat

Saturday, May 07, 2016

JOHNSTOWN, PA - Plans are underway for the Annual Altar Boy Retreat which will take place from Sunday evening, June 26th (Registration is from 6pm till 8 p.m.) until Wednesday, June 29th. The Retreat will once again take place at Christ the Savior Seminary, Cathedral and Education Center in Johnstown. This year's outing will be to Teen Quest Ranch in Somerset, PA where they will enjoy a wide variety of outdoor activities. This is the time and place for our faithful Altar Servers to join other Altar Boys from all over our Diocese. Read more...

Diocesan Parishes Reminded to Submit Holy Week and Pascha Photos!

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- As previously announced, Diocesan Parishes who have not already done so 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...

Schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory For
May 2016

Monday, May 02, 2016

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

Archpastoral Letter For Pascha 2016

Saturday, April 30, 2016

On this great and glorious Feast of Pascha – the Resurrection of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, our hearts are filled with tremendous joy, our souls are transformed and we bask in the Light of Truth. This year I want to share with you some Paschal thoughts from St. Gregory the Theologian.

It is the Day of the Resurrection! Let us then keep the Festival with splendor, and let us embrace one another. Let us say Brethen, even to those who hate us, Let us forgive all offenses for the Resurrection’s sake; let us give one another pardon. Read more...

Cathedral Holy Week Services To Be Live-Streamed

Sunday, April 17, 2016

JOHNSTOWN, PA ---The Very Rev. Protopresbyter Robert Buczak has announced today that scheduled Divine Services for Holy Week at Christ the Saviour Cathedral will be live streamed. Holy Friday Vespers, Resurrection Matins and the Paschal Divine Liturgy will be archived for on-demand viewing. Read more...

National ACRY Presents Proceeds of Advent Mission Project to St. John's Parish

Friday, April 15, 2016

PHOENIXVILLE, PA ---On Saturday April 16, 2016, National Sr. ACRY President Kevin Coffman, at the Eastern Regional Diocesan Lenten Retreat, made a presentation on behalf of the National Sr. ACRY to Fr. Michael Chendorain, Pastor of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church of Perth Amboy, NJ. for the benefit of the Fr. Michael Rosco Memorial, Habitat for Humanity Building Project.

Fr Michael received, on behalf of the parish, a check for $16,133.00 which represented the proceeds of the Diocesan Advent Mission Project that was spearheaded by the National ACRY. Read more...

Registration Opens For 2016 Young Women's Encounter

Monday, April 11, 2016

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- [Diocesan Chancery] - Registration is now open for the Third Annual Diocesan Young Women's Encounter which will take place from Sunday, June 26th to Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Windber, PA.

This engaging experience, which is open to young women in our Diocese ages 12-18, will highlight how young women can live our Orthodox Faith and serve the Church with their own unique gifts. This year we are really looking forward to having Katrina Bitar with us. She is the YES North America Program Director (Youth Equipped to Serve) for FOCUS North America (Fellowship of Orthodox Christians United to Serve.) Read more...

Dedication Of Renovated Cabins To Take Place May 11, 2016!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

JOHNSTOWN, PA [Diocesan Chancery] -- His Grace Bishop Gregory has announced today that the newly expanded and renovated cabins at Camp Nazareth will be dedicated during the Annual Diocesan Priest Convocation on Wednesday May 11, 2016.

The day will begin with the Divine Liturgy in the Sts. Cyril and Methodios Chapel at 8:00 am for the Feast Day of Sts. Cyril and Methodios. The Dedication Service will begin at 10:00 am. Joining His Grace, Bishop Gregory will be His Eminence Metropolitan Savas of Pittsburgh, along with priests and laity of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh. Following the service and the blessing of all ten cabins, there will be a celebratory brunch in the Main Lodge.

Diocesan Clergy and their families, and the faithful of the Diocese are cordially invited to attend the Dedication Service and the brunch. Read more...

Schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory For April 2016

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

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

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