Welcome to Christ the Saviour Cathedral, the Cathedral Parish of The American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA (Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople) which is shepherded by His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa.
Located in the Connemaugh Valley of Western Pennsylvania within the City of Johnstown, we are a vibrant community of Orthodox Christians committed to proclaiming the Good News of the Gospel in our corner of the vineyard of our Lord, God and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Our website offers a glimpse into the life of our cathedral community through our posted materials, live and on-demand videos of divine services, photo galleries and multi-media resources. It also provides information about Orthodox Christianity both for those who wish to know more about their own faith and those non-Orthodox interested in Orthodox Christianity. If you have any questions, please contact the Cathedral Office, we will be happy to assist you.
The Parish is administered by the Cathedral Clergy who include His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa; Protopresbyter Robert Buczak, Dean; and Protodeacon Deacon Oleg Aminov. Very Rev. John A. Baranik Jr., Very Rev. John Brancho and Very Rev. James A. Gleason are attached to the Cathedral.
Parish organizations include the Cathedral Church School/Parent Teachers Guild, Sr. A.C.R.Y., Jr. A.C.R.Y., Cathedral Choir, Cantorial Singers, Cathedral Altar Society, Cathedral Seniors, and Cathedral Breakfast Club. The First Russian-American Federation whose officers are Cathedral parishioners has been generous to the Parish in special projects and programs.
There are 503 members in the parish. Mr. Michael J. Fetsko is the chief financial officer. He serves with seven other officers and 23 curators. A cemetery committee comprised of Father Buczak, David Dudak and John Zizan, manages the parish cemetery. Cemetery caretaker who takes great pride in the Cathedral Cemetery is John Yarina. Over the years, the following have labored with the Pastor as the Rectory secretaries: Madeline Stinich Sopp, Josephine Forquer, Irma Opacic, and Rose Brindza Hilboky. Presently Mrs. Claire Nash assists Father Robert with secretarial duties. Cathedral clergy minister to some 50 parishioners who are residents of nursing homes and special care centers located between Ebensburg and Indiana, and shut-ins who reside in private homes.
Divine Services year round include: Sunday Liturgy at 9 AM with the Altar Society offering prayers for the Parish before the Liturgy; Vespers on Saturday evening at 6 PM as well as the evening prior to the Feastdays; Holyday Liturgies at 9 AM; St. Nectarios Moleben and Anointing the first Wednesday of each month, and Liturgy for the intention of the Altar Society on the first Friday of each month. There is also a parish "Prayer Chain".
Annual events include: ACRY sponsored "Operation St. Nick" and "Presents for Patients"; Vacation Church School; Camp Nazareth Summer Camp Week; Seminary paper products drive; "March for Life" on Washington, DC; Community Ecumenical Service; Parish Pre-Lenten Dinner; Breakfasts on Mothers Day, Fathers Day, Graduate Sunday and Sunday of First Confession and Communion; Parish Communion Breakfast; Theophany Eve Supper; Cathedral Day Dinner; and the St. Nicholas Dinner.
You are welcome to come and visit us anytime for divine services. We would love to have the opportunity to pray with you!