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Uzhorod Cathedral of Holy Cross

Archpastoral Encylical of Archbishop Demetrios of America for Pascha 2012

Saturday, April 14, 2012

As we gather to celebrate this great Feasts of Feasts, and together we experience the supreme joy of Holy Pascha, we offer our praise to God for His abundant grace and for the triumph of our Savior Jesus Christ over the power of sin and death. In a magnificent revelation of His invincible might, our Risen Lord has defeated all that corrupts and destroys our human existence. Read more...

Patriarchal Encyclical for Pascha 2012

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Beloved children in the Lord, If Christ’s Resurrection referred to Himself, then its significance for us would be negligible. The Church proclaims, however, that, the Lord did not arise alone. Together with Himself, He also resurrected all people. This is how our predecessor, St. John Chrysostom, proclaims this great truth in thunderous language: “Christ is risen, and none are left dead in the grave; for in being raised from the dead, he became the first-fruits of all who were asleep.” Read more...

The Consecration of Chrism By His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

CONSTANTINOPLE -- His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I has begun the process of Sanctifiying Holy Chrism during these first days of Passion Week. The consecration will be complete during Vesperal Liturgy on Holy Thursday. Read more...

Passion Week Has Begun!

Sunday, April 08, 2012

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- With the setting of the sun this evening, Holy Week has officially begun. Holy or Passion Week is set apart in the Orthodox Church Year so that we might slow down our pace and meditate upon and relive the glory and the agony of that week in our Lord's life which opened once again to all creation the doors of Paradise. The events of this week are presented to us by the Church through Her Divine Services, which unveils its mysteries to us, Read more...

Cathedral Announces Holy Week 2012 Live Broadcast Schedule

Friday, April 06, 2012

JOHNSTOWN, PA --- The Very Rev. Protopresbyter Frank P. Miloro, has announced today, the following schedule of live broadcasts of Holy Week and Paschal Services at Christ the Saviour Cathedral: Holy Friday Vespers - Fri April 13, 2012 - 7:00pm; Read more...

Parishes Invited to Submit Holy Week-Paschal Photos

Thursday, April 05, 2012

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. Parishes may submit up to three photos for the photo gallery. Read more...

Holy Cross Mission Hosts Lenten Retreat

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

On Saturday March 31, 2012, Holy Cross Orthodox Mission of Columbus, Ohio hosted its first Lenten Retreat. The rVery Reverend Protopresbyter Ken Bachofsky, Pastor of St. Nicholas Church (Warren, OH) and Dean of the Youngstown Deanery, served as retreat master. Retreat theme was "Prayer in a Busy Life." Read more...

Assembly of Bishops Releases Report Regarding Orthodox Parish Life In USA

Monday, April 02, 2012

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The Diocesan Chancery is in receipt of the recently completed report by The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America's Research Coordinator Alexei Krindatch. This report was compiled from survey results submitted by all Orthodox parishes in the United States, including our Diocese. The 40-page report titled, Five Interesting Facts About Orthodox Church Geography and Demography in the United States provides fascinating insight into the life and practice of Orthodox communities today and our American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese in particular. Read more...

Diocesan Lenten Retreats Well Received

Monday, April 02, 2012

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- [Diocesan Chancery] The Annual Regional Diocesan Lenten Retreats were well received by our Diocesan Faithful. Held in the eastern, western and central sectors of the diocese, the members of our diocesan family were given the opportunity to retreat from the world for a day and reflect more deeply on their common Christian vocation. Read more...

Diocesan Youth Workers Meet At Diocesan Chancery

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- Diocesan Youth Director and Camp Nazareth Administrator , Fr. Stephen Loposky; Diocesan Apostolate for Youth Director Fr. Andrew Fetchina and Jr. ACRY Spiritual Director, Fr. Miles Zdinak met in Johnstown on March 19 to explore possible avenues and opportunities for the 3 youth organs of the Diocese to work in tandem Read more...


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