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Video Tribute to Metropolitan Nicholas Released On the Fortieth Day of His Repose

Thursday, April 21, 2011

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- A short video tribute to His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas containing photos and audio clips of His Eminence, has been released today as part of the diocesan-wide observance of the 40th Day of His Repose. Read more...

Mount Athos Featured on Sixty Minutes Segment Pascha Evening

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

NEW YORK - The Holy Mountain Athos, the over a thousand year sanctuary of Orthodox Christian monasticism, and which is directly under the spiritual jurisdiction of His All Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, will be featured on the CBS News program “60 Minutes”, scheduled to air on Pascha Sunday. The segment, “The Monks of Mount Athos”, will recount 60 Minutes Correspondent Bob Simon’s journey to a remote peninsula in North Greece Read more...

40th Day Memorial To Be Broadcast Live From Christ the Saviour Cathedral

Monday, April 18, 2011

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The fortieth day memorial service for + Metropolitan Nicholas will be broadcast live from Christ the Saviour Cathedral on Thursday, April 21, 2011. It will take place at the conclusion of the 8:00 am Holy Thursday Vesperal Liturgy of St. Basil the Great Read more...

"Overcome the World” at the First Annual Spring College Student Retreat Camp Nazareth, Mercer, PA

Friday, April 15, 2011

MERCER, PA -- Camp Nazareth is hosting an Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) endorsed Spring College Student Retreat from Friday, May 20 – Sunday, May 22. Read more...

Parishes Invited to Submit Holy Week-Paschal Photos

Thursday, April 14, 2011

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- Parishes are invited to submit photos for an special on-line photo gallery featuring the celebration of Holy Week and Pascha in our diocese. Every parish community is invited to up to three photos for the photo gallery. Read more...

Camp Nazareth to Host Annual Bright Friday Celebration

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

MERCER, PA -- In keeping with the tradition established by His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas of Blessed Repose, Camp Nazareth will host its annual Bright Friday Celebration of the Feast of the Theotokos of the Life-giving Fountain on Friday April 29, 2011 Read more...

Orthodox Christian Fellowship Seeks Executive Director

Monday, April 11, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (OCF) -- The Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF), the official campus ministry program under the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in North and Central America, OCF announced on April 11, 2011 that it is launching a search for a full-time executive director responsible for all aspects of the OCF ministry. Read more...

Chicago Deanery Hosts Western Regional Retreat

Saturday, April 09, 2011

NILES, IL -- The Chicago Deanery Hosted the Western Regional Diocesan Lenten Retreat on Saturday, April 9 at Saint Michael's Church in Niles, IL. The guest speaker was Father Basil Aden, Pastor at Christ the Savior Church in Rockford, IL. He gave a talk entitled “Transfigured into a New Way of Life” as a member and representative of the Diocesan Stewardship Commission. The Moleben to the Holy Cross followed the presentation. Read more...

Holy Land Pilgrimage

Monday, April 04, 2011

JOHNSTOWN, PA --With the blessing of His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas, of blessed memory, a Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land will depart from Pittsburgh on Monday, May 9 and return on May 17. The 32 members of the group will visit all of the holy sites associated with the life of our Lord Jesus Christ including the site of the Annunciation in Nazareth, the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem where an Orthodox Church has been built over the cave of the Lord's birth Read more...

Audio Recordings of Lenten Retreat Now On-Line

Friday, April 01, 2011

JOHNSTOWN, PA [National ACRY & Information Technology Apostolate] - Audio recordings of this year's Eastern Regional Lenten Retreat, held last weekend at the National Christian Conference Center in Valley Forge, PA are now posted. Audio of the adult retreat presentations Transfigured into A New Way of Life, as presented by Protopresbyter Peter Paproski and Deacon Stephen Hall Read more...

 

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