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Metropolitan Methodios of Boston Issues Statement in Response To the Terrorist Attack in Boston

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- Dear faithful of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA and friends, we offer our prayers and condolences for all those who were injured and lost their lives in the aftermath of yesterday's terrorist attack in Boston. We share with you the following statement issued yesterday by His Eminence, Metropolitan Methodios of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston: Read more...

Bishop Gregory Visits Niles, IL Parish and Gives Keynote Speech at IOCC Dinner

Saturday, April 13, 2013

CHICAGO, IL -- His Grace Bishop Gregory traveled to Chicago at the invitation of IOCC (International Orthodox Christian Charities) to be the Keynote Speaker at the Annual Pan-Orthodox Grand Banquet benefiting IOCC on Thursday, April 11, 2013. While in Chicago, he made a pastoral visit to Saint Michael's Orthodox Church in nearby Niles, Illinois. On Wednesday evening, April 10, 2013. Bishop Gregory joined the faithful at Saint Michael's for the Lenten Service of the Moleben to the Holy Cross. Bishop Gregory was welcomed to the Parish by Church President Geary Foltman, in the traditional Slavic fashion with bread and salt and Father Samuel Sherry, pastor with the hand cross. Read more...

Eternal Memory: Very Rev. Fr. Stephen Kundla

Thursday, April 11, 2013

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The Diocesan Chancery has been informed that the Very Rev. Fr. Stephen Kundla, Pastor of St. Michael's Church in Clymer, PA fell-asleep-in-the Lord, yesterday, April 10, 2013. Read more...

Diocesan Faithful and Friends Are Invited To Attend Annual Bowling Tournament

Thursday, April 11, 2013

AMBRIDGE, PA -- [National ACRY] Plans are in the works for the Annual Metropolitan Orestes Memorial Bowling Tournament, sponsored by the National ACRY which will take place next month in Pittsburgh, PA over Memorial Day weekend. Diocesan faithful and friends are cordially invited by members of St. John The Baptist Orthodox Church of Ambridge PA, ACRY Chapter, to spend an enjoyable weekend of bowling, Christian Fellowship and worship. All are welcome and need not be ACRY members to take part. Read more...

Eastern Regional Lenten Retreat Update

Thursday, April 11, 2013

JOHNSTOWN, PA ---The deadline for reservations for the Eastern Regional Lenten Retreat, which will take place on Saturday April 20, 2013 at Holy Ghost Orthodox Church, Phoenixville, PA, has been extended until Sunday April 14, 2013. Please contact Mrs. Tracey Bilanin at tbilanin@yahoo.com or (484) 624-4664 to make your reservations. A great day is planned and will include a presentation by His Grace Bishop Gregory presentation on the topic Repentance and Confession. He will be assisted by Mr. Theodore Nicolakis Read more...

Seminarians Arrive Safely in Toronto

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

TORONTO -- On April 9, 2013, the Seminarians from Christ the Saviour Seminary, accompanied by the Very Rev. Jonathan Tobias began a week pilgrimage to St. John the Compassionate Mission in Toronto, Canada. This trip is part of a credited course in Orthodox Missiology, and is designed to expose the students to the multi-facited ministries of this far reaching mission. Arriving in the early evening, the Seminarians were greeted at the Mission by Deacon Pawel Mucha, the prefect of the Lived Theology School. After a brief tour of the Mission complex, the Seminarians retired to Lorimel House, the home of the Lived Theology School, where they will find lodging during their stay. They were treated to a delicious Lenten supper. Read more...

Seminarians To Experience Life At St. John The Compassionate Mission

Monday, April 08, 2013

JOHNSTOWN, PA [Christ The Saviour Seminary] -- Eight seminarians from Christ the Saviour Seminary, with Very Rev Fr Jonathan Tobias, will travel to the St John the Compassionate Mission in Toronto on Tuesday, April 9th. They will stay there until Monday, April 15th. During the week, the seminarians will be helping in the work of the Mission in the Mission’s many various ministries. Read more...

Nominations Solicited For Church School Teacher of The Year Award

Monday, April 08, 2013

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- His Grace, Bishop Gregory has issued an appeal to diocesan parishes to assist the National ACRY in submitting nominations for their Annual Church School Teacher of the Year Award. The following is the text of His Grace's communique: During a recent meeting with the officers of the National Senior ACRY, I was pleased to learn that each year the ACRY recognizes an exemplary Church School Teacher Read more...

Central Regional Lenten Retreat Held in Homestead

Sunday, April 07, 2013

HOMESTEAD, PA -- On April 6, 2013, the Central Regional Diocesan Lenten Retreat, sponsored by the National ACRY took place at St. Nicholas Church in Homestead, PA.The day-long retreat began with the celebration of All Souls Saturday Liturgy and concluded with Great Vespers and Litya for the Feast of the Annunciation. Read more...

Lived Theology School Featured On Ancient Faith Radio

Friday, April 05, 2013

TORONTO -- The Lived Theology School, an Apostolate of The American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese was featured on a special broadcast on the Ancient Faith, internet radio. Listen to Broadcast here: Read more...

 

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Epistle Reading: 1 Peter 4:12-5:5

Gospel Reading: Mark 12:38-44

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