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Christ the Saviour Seminary was founded in 1940 largely through the efforts and vision of Metropolitan Orestes P. Chornock, first bishop of the American Carpatho- Russian Orthodox Diocese. The school was originally opened in the St. Nicholas parish complex on Tenth Street in New York City. Later, classes were conducted for a brief time in Nicholson, PA. A major move took place in 1941 when ten seminarians resided and studied in Metropolitan Orestes' Mill Hill Avenue property in Bridgeport, CT. In 1951 the diocese acquired the Strayer Mansion, a landmark in the Morrellville section of Johnstown.

Christ the Saviour Seminary, has two missions. First, it exists for the education and training of Orthodox men for the priesthood of the Orthodox Church, stimulating them to grow intellectually, morally and spiritually, and inspiring them to love and serve God and the Orthodox Church .

Second, the seminary provides a theological and spiritual formation in an Orthodox academic atmosphere for men interested in growth in the Orthodox Christian tradition, whether or not the individual is working toward an ordained ministry in the Orthodox Church.

On July 1, 1960, the Seminary was approved by the Pennsylvania State Council of Education and chartered to grant a Bachelor of Theology degree.  (Read More...)

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Archpastoral Letter For Great Lent 2014

Saturday, March 01, 2014

My beloved Faithful Clergy and Laity of our God-protected Diocese: As we begin Great Lent on March 3rd, I wanted to share with you a few thoughts so that we may journey through the season and approach Pascha with the proper frame of mind. Great Lent is a period of increased activity for the active Orthodox Christian. Our prayer, fasting, and almsgiving must increase. Attendance at Church services (of which there are many) and spiritual reading must increase. We must increase our self-examination, reflection and confession. Great Lent is also a period of decreased activity for the active Orthodox Christian. We should show restraint in our normal “outside of Lent” lifestyle. We should reduce our watching television, listening to the radio, surfing the internet, going to concerts and movies. Great Lent is not just about what we eat, but more importantly how we live. In our prayer life the Prayer of St. Ephraim the Syrian is read each week day during Great Lent. O Lord and Master of my life, take from me the spirit of sloth, despair, lust of power, and idle talk. But give rather the spirit of chastity, humility, patience, and love to Thy servant. Yea, O Lord and King, grant me to see my own transgressions, and not to judge my brother, for blessed art Thou, unto ages of ages. Amen. Jesus Christ’s instructions on fasting are found in Matthew 6:16-18. Moreover, when you fast, do not be like the hypocrites, with a sad countenance. For they disfigure their faces that they may appear to men to be fasting. Assuredly, I say to you, when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, so that you do not appear to men to be fasting, but to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly When we fall away from God, we have removed ourselves from His communion. We have excommunicated ourselves. To re-enter communion with God is the on-going activity of all Christians. We fall away daily in some way or another. No one is exempt. Read more...

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Theological Reflections

My journey to Albania began during my second semester of seminary this past winter. O.C.M.C. had decided to award seminarians with a grant and stipend for missionary work through The Louis and Helen Nicozosis Mission Team Endowment.  The requirements were simple in that a seminarian had to write an essay concerning why he felt foreign missions were important and necessary in the Orthodox Church.

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Visit www.orthodoxgoods.com the official on-line store of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA. At Orthodox Goods you may purchase items from Christ the Saviour Seminary Bookstore, Gloria Incense and The Liturgical Publications Department of the Diocesan Chancery.


Contact Christ The Saviour Seminary

Street Address:
225 Chandler Avenue
,
Johnstown, PA 15906

Phone: (814) 539-0116
Email: csseminary@acrod.org
Web: seminary.acrod.org

His Grace, 
Bishop Gregory

President and Rector

Very Rev. Protopresbyter
Frank P. Miloro
, Dean

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Ordination of Subdeacon
William George to the
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