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Pilgrims From America Meet with His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I

Monday, October 24, 2011

CONSTANTINOPLE - On Friday October 21, 2011, His Eminence, Archbishop Demetrios of America, along with the Hierarchs of the Eparchial Synod of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, Archons and Very Rev. Protopresbyter Michael Rosco, the official representative of the diocese were received in a private audience with His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the Patriarchal Offices at the Phanar. Read more...

Steven Lukac Invested as Archon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate

Saturday, October 22, 2011

NEW YORK, NY - On Sunday October 16, 2011, Steven Lukac, Parish Council President of St. John the Baptist Orthodox Parish in Sharon, PA was conferred the privilege of being an Archon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, by His Eminence, Archbishop Demetrios of America at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity. Steven joins a growing number of diocesan men who have been given the honor of being named an Archon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. Read more...

Diocesan Representatives Arrive Safely in Constantinople

Friday, October 21, 2011

ISTANBUL, TURKEY -- Very Rev. Protopresbyter Michael and Pani Susan Rosco arrived safely in Constantinople on Thursday October 20, 2011, where they travelled to officially represent the Diocese at the twentieth anniversary celebration of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew's enthronment as Ecumenical Patriarch. Read more...

Diocese to Be Represented At The 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Enthronement of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- Very Rev. Protopresbyter Michael Rosco has departed today for Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) where he will officially represent our Diocese at celebrations this weekend (October 22-23, 2011) at The Patriarchal Cathedral of St. George marking the twentieth anniversary of the Enthronment of His All-Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew as Ecumenical Patriarch. Read more...

National Youth Encounter Weekend at Camp Nazareth (Nov 11-13, 2011)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

MERCER, PA - The National Youth Encounter Weekend is November 11-13, 2011 at Camp Nazareth. The Encounter is sponsored by the National JR. ACRY, and it is open to youth ages 8-18. You do not have to be a member of the JR. ACRY to attend Read more...

2011 OCF College Conference Registration Now Open

Monday, October 17, 2011

BROOKLINE, MA - [Orthodox Christian Fellowship] Registration for the 2011 College Conferences is now open at The conferences will be held during Christmas Break in three locations: St. Nicholas Ranch in Dunlap, Calif.; Antiochian Village in Bolivar, Pa.; and the Diakonia Center in Salem, S.C., each centering on Orthodox Christian Fellowship's (OCF) theme for the year - Raise Me Above This World's Confusion. Read more...

Archdiocese & NY Port Authority Reach Agreement on Rebuilding of St. Nicholas Church at Ground Zero

Saturday, October 15, 2011

NEW YORK, NY -- The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America announced in Friday, October 14, 2011, that an agreement was reached with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey regarding the rebuilding of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, which was destroyed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Read more...

Orthodox Scripture Class To Be Offered On-Line November 5, 2011

Saturday, October 15, 2011

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The Diocesan Apostolate For Christian Education is pleased to announce that a weekly on-line Scripture Study Class on the Gospel of St. Matthew, will begin on Saturday November 5, 2011. Read more...

Residence Ground-Breaking at Camp Nazareth

Friday, October 14, 2011

MERCER, PA -- On Friday, October 7, 2011, a groundbreaking ceremony was celebrated at the Camp Nazareth for the construction of an addition to the Camp Director's residence. Very Reverend Protopresbyter Kenneth Bachofsky, Camp Overseer, presided at the brief prayer service on behalf of the Diocese. Read more...

Eternal Memory: Irene Lowrey

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The Chancery has been notified of the passing of + Irene Lowery, mother of Fr. Mark Lowery, associate pastor of our Holy Cross Mission in Columbus, Ohio. Read more...


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