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Uzhorod Cathedral of Holy Cross

Manville and Rahway NJ Parishes Severely Affected By Hurricane Irene

Thursday, September 01, 2011

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The Diocesan Chancellor, Very Rev. Protopresbyter Frank P. Miloro in behalf of the Diocesan Consistory, with the Blessing of His Eminence, Archbishop Demetrios of America, Locum Tenens, issued the following update and appeal for assistance for the Parish communities of Manville and Rahway, NJ who experienced severe flooding and property damage: Very Reverend and Reverend Fathers and Faithful: None of us need to be reminded of the devastation that Hurricane Irene brought as the storm moved up the east coast last weekend. Thank God we have received no reports of the loss of life in any of our churches. Read more...

Fr. Thomas Hopko to speak on Orthodoxy and homosexuality at Chicago Pan-Orthodox Symposium

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

CHICAGO, IL -- Orthodox Christian Synergy, the Chicago area Pan-Orthodox association, will host its 17th annual Symposium on October 15, with Fr. Thomas Hopko speaking on "Orthodoxy and Homosexuality." The Symposium will be held at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in Cicero, IL, from 9 am to 1:30 pm. The scope of this Symposium is a frank presentation about homosexuality as an issue of Orthodox faith and life facing the faithful. Read more...

Volunteers Sought For Columbus Day Weekend Camp Nazareth Work Party

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

MERCER, PA -- Fr. Stephen Loposky, Camp Nazareth Administrator, and Fr. Deacon Jim Phifer, (Holy Ghost, Phoenixville) are requesting volunteers for a Camp Nazareth work party over the Columbus Day Weekend October 7 thru October 10, 2011. Approximately 20-25 men and 10-15 women are being sought for various projects Read more...

2011 Pan-Orthodox Clergy Wives Retreat

Monday, August 29, 2011

ANTIOCHIAN VILLAGE -- As the wife of a priest and as a counselor to many, Kh. Joanne Abdalah served as an inspiration in her life. She understood the joys and trials of living, especially as a clergy wife. She also realized the need for finding strength in Christ and each other. She believed that every clergy wife needs to discover and develop her own Christian vocation. Read more...

Archbishop Dimitri of The Orthodox Church in America Reposes in the Lord

Sunday, August 28, 2011

DALLAS, TEXAS - [Diocese of the South OCA] His Eminence, Archbishop Dimitri (Royster) retired Archbishop of Dallas and the Diocese of the South of the Orthodox Church in America, fell asleep in the Lord at his home here at 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning, August 28, 2011. His Eminence, The Archbishop was eighty-seven years old. Read more...

Diocesan Parishes Sustain Damage From Hurricane Irene

Sunday, August 28, 2011

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- Very Rev. Protopresbyter Frank P. Miloro, Diocesan Chancellor, has issued the following statement regarding property damage to diocesan parishes of Rahway and Manville, New Jersey from Hurricane Irene: Read more...

Prayers Requested For Eastern Seaboard Parishes In The Path of Hurricane Irene (Updated 8/27/11)

Friday, August 26, 2011

JOHNSTOWN, PA [Diocesan Chancery] -- Prayers are requested for the diocesan parishes and faithful ,as well as all who are in the path of Hurricane Irene, which is projected to impact the U.S. Eastern Seaboard from the Carolinas to the coast of New England. Read more...

Vespers Propers For Sun Aug 28, 2011 & Dormition

Thursday, August 25, 2011

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- Vespers propers set to music in Carpatho-Rusyn Plain Chant format for Sunday Aug 28, 2011 and the Feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God (OC) are now posted and available for download Read more...

Listen On Line To Vespers and Liturgy For the Feast of Transfiguration

Thursday, August 18, 2011

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- Audio recordings of Great Vespers and Divine Liturgy for the Feast of The Transfiguration of Our Lord God and Saviour Jesus Christ, as sung by our Diocesan Youth may now be listened to on-line or downloaded to your MP3 player or iPod. Read more...

View Photos of Archbishop Demetrios' Pilgrimage to Panagia Soumela in Pontos

Thursday, August 18, 2011

NEW YORK – Monday August 15, the Feast of the Dormition of the Holy Theotokos, was a very special and spiritually uplifting day for His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America and the thousands of people, clergy and laity from all over the world, who participated in the Patriarchal Divine Liturgy in the historic monastery of Panagia Soumela near Trapezounta. View Photos and Read more...


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