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Family Members of Diocesan Clergy Fall Asleep in the Lord.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

JOHNSTOWN, PA - The Chancery has been notified that family members of several diocesan clergy have recently reposed in the Lord. Read more...

A Lenten Spiritual Reflection By Metropolitan Nicholas

Saturday, February 20, 2010

In this season of the Great Fast, it is the duty of all Christians to enter into the Holy Mystery of Confession. It is not the only thing that we must do in Lent to prepare for the Feast of Pascha: but it is surely a necessary preparation for that Great and Holy Feast of Feasts. Read more...

U.S. Christians Concerned about Patriarch's safety

Friday, February 19, 2010

NEW YORK, NY -- The government of Turkey may wish to minimize the significance of the Ecumenical Patriarch in Istanbul, but the National Council of Churches asserts that U.S. Christians regard Patriarch Bartholomew as "a world leader whose spiritual and moral authority has influenced us all." Read more...

Patriarchal and Synodal Encyclical On the Sunday of Orthodoxy

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Our most holy Orthodox Church today commemorates its own feast day, and – from this historical and martyric See of the Ecumenical Patriarchate – the Mother Church of Constantinople directs its blessing, love and concern to all of its faithful and dedicated spiritual children throughout the world, inviting them to concelebrate in prayer. Blessed be the name of the Lord! Those who endeavored over the ages to suppress the Church through various visible and invisible persecutions; Read more...

ACRY - 2010 - National - ACRY Bowling Tournament

Thursday, February 18, 2010

POTOMAC, MD -- The 2010 National ACRY Metropolitan Orestes Memorial Bowling Tournament is being held in Baltimore, Maryland on May 28th through the 31st. This fun filled weekend is being hosted by the A.C.R.Y. Chapter #25 Potomac, Maryland. Read more...

Lenten Hymns On-Line

Monday, February 15, 2010

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- Additional Lenten Hymns have been uploaded to our diocesan on-line multi-media library from an album produced by St. Michael's Church Choir of Binghamton, NY. Read more...

2010 Patriarchal Encyclical on Great and Holy Lent

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Beloved brothers and sisters, children in the Lord, Tomorrow, we enter the period of Holy and Great Lent. In the Lenten vespers of Forgiveness chanted this evening, we shall hear the sacred hymnographer urging us to "begin the time of fasting with joy, submitting ourselves to spiritual struggle" in preparing to welcome the great Passion and joyful Resurrection of our divine-human Lord Read more...

Archpastoral Letter on Great Lent 2010

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Again we stand at the threshold of the Great Fast! Ten weeks before the Glorious feast of Pascha, we began our preparation for the glorious and awesome mystery of the Passion and Death of our Lord, God, and Saviour Jesus Christ! It was for this reason that He, the very Son of God Himself, came into the world: to die for us and our salvation! Read more...

SCOBA Agency Launches New Internet Radio Station and Programs to Enhance Your Great Lenten Journey

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

FT LAUDERDALE (OCN)-- Your friends at the Orthodox Christian Network wish you a blessed Great Lent and a Glorious Pascha. In our continuing effort as an agency of SCOBA (Standing Conference of Orthodox Bishops in America) to assist the parishes and parish priests across the nation in their sacred mission of spreading the Gospel and keeping the faithful connected to the faith Read more...

Pre-Lenten Lecture Series Audio Files Now Posted

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- Audio recordings of the three week Pre-Lenten Lecture series, Growing in the Image and Likeness of God are now posted on-line. Presenters and topics include, Very Rev. Miles Zdinak: Great Lent - Becoming Who God Intended us to Be Read more...

 

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