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Video of Parastas On The One Year Anniversary of The Repose of +Metropolitan Nicholas Posted

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- A video of yesterday's Memorial Service on the One Year Anniversary of the Repose of His Eminence, +Metropolitan Nicholas at Christ the Saviour Cathedral has now been posted. Read more...

Archpastoral Encylical of Archbishop Demetrios of America on The One Year Anniversary of The Repose of +Metropolitan Nicholas

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

On this the one year observance of the falling asleep in the Lord of the ever-memorable and thrice-blessed late Metropolitan Nicholas of Amissos, I convey to all the beloved faithful of the Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Church my deepest and heartfelt condolences. Even the passing of a full year does little to soothe the feelings of loss and bereavement, yet even as we prepare to mark his passing this coming Sunday, March 18th, we know that the beloved Metropolitan now stands before the throne of God, loosed of the weaknesses and infirmities of the human existence, and replete with the joys and the fruits of the Spirit. Read more...

Metropolitan Alexios Offers Words of Comfort On the First Anniversary of the Repose of +Metropolitan Nicholas

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The Diocesan Chancery has received the following gracious greeting from His Eminence, Metropolitan Alexios, ruling hierarch of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta, on the ocassion of the first Anniversary of the Repose of His Eminence, +Metropolitan Nicholas. Read more...

Observing the First Anniversary of the Repose of +Metropolitan Nicholas

Monday, March 12, 2012

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- It does not seem possible that one year has passed since the Repose in the Lord of our God Loving +Metropolitan Nicholas of Thrice-Blessed Memory. There is not a one of us, who does not recall where we were or what we were doing when we learned that His Eminence Fell-Asleep-In-The Lord at 3:00 pm on Sunday March 13, 2011. Read more...

Still Time To Register For Diocesan Lenten Retreats!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

JOHNSTOWN, PA [National ACRY] Do you want to make the most out of the Holy Season of Great Lent? Do you need encouragement in following the Way of the Cross, as you prepare for Pascha? Why not join your fellow sojourners on the journey to the Resurrection of our Saviour and take part in one of the regional Lenten Retreats sponsored by the National ACRY? Read more...

Jr. ACRY 2012 Lenten Youth Project

Friday, March 09, 2012

JOHNSTOWN, PA - The National Junior ACRY has announced plans for a special Lenten Youth Project to benefit our Diocesan St. John the Compassionate Mission in Toronto Ontario. While sponsored by the JR. ACRY all diocesan youth are encouraged to participate. The following is the text of a letter from Very Rev. Miles Zdinak, National Jr. ACRY Spiritual Advisor, which is being sent to all JR.ACRY chapters and all diocesan parishes regarding the project. Read more...

Experience the Beauty of Great Lent In the On-Line Prayer Corner

Friday, March 09, 2012

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- Do you need a break from the stress of daily life during this season of Great and Holy Lent? Would you like to experience the beauty of the liturgical hymns of Great Lent as sung in the Carpatho-Rusyn Plain Chant? Join us in our on-line prayer corner. Read more...

One Year Anniversary Memorial Service For Metropolitan Nicholas to Be Live Broadcasted

Friday, March 09, 2012

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The Diocesan Chancery has announced that the one year Memorial (Parastas) service for +His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas, which is scheduled to take place at 5:00 pm on Tuesday March 13, 2012 at Christ the Saviour Cathedral, will be live-streamed on the diocesan website. Read more...

Diocese To Mark the One Year Anniversary of Repose of +Metropolitan Nicholas

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The Diocesan Chancery has announced that special memorial services will take place at Christ the Saviour Cathedral and St. John the Baptist Parish in Perth Amboy New Jersey to mark the one year anniversary of the repose of +His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas, who Fell-Asleep-In-The-Lord on March 13, 2011. Read more...

Archpastoral Encyclical on Great Lent 2012 - Archbishop Demetrios

Monday, February 27, 2012

As we begin this season of Holy and Great Lent, we do so in anticipation of the blessings we will receive as we commune with Christ through the special services, observances, and disciplines of our Orthodox Christian faith. We embark on a journey of faith, with the destination of the joy of Pascha before us, knowing that abundant spiritual treasure awaits if we are committed to intensifying prayer and fasting and service to others in charity. Read more...

 

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Epistle Reading: Colossians 2:8-12

Gospel Reading: Luke 2:20-21,40-52

Circumcision of Our Lord; Circumcision of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; Basil the Great, Archbishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia; Gregory, Bishop of Nanzianzos, Father of Gregory the Theologian; Peter the New Martyr of the Peloponnesos; Theodotos the Martyr; Righteous Theodosios of Triglia; Emmelia, Mother of Basil the Great, Gregory of Nyssa, Makrina, and Peter of Sebaste; Telemachos the Martyr; Fulgentius, Bishop of Ruspe; Basil the Martyr of Ankyra

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