Press Releases - 2016

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Christ is Born! Glorify Him!

Friday, January 06, 2017

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- [Diocesan Chancery] -- Christ is born, glorify Him. Christ is from heaven, go to meet Him. Christ is on earth, be ye lifted up. Sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing out with gladness, all ye people. For He is glorified (First Ode of the Christmas Canon).

His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa, the Diocesan Chancery Staff, and the Faculty and Staff of Christ the Saviour Seminary extend their heartfelt greetings to the faithful and friends of the Diocese for a blessed Feast of The Nativity of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Read more...

Fr Michael Rosco Memorial House Blessing/Dedication To Be Live Broadcast!

Monday, December 05, 2016

PERTH AMBOY, NJ [St John The Baptist Orthodox Church] -- St. John’s Church is pleased to announce that the dedication and blessing of the Habitat for Humanity Memorial Building Project which will take place on Wednesday, December 07, 2016 will be live broadcast beginning at 5:30 pm EST (4:30 pm Central) .

Diocesan faithful and friends are cordially invited to watch the dedication and blessing ceremony on facebook or on the diocesan website.

A highlight of the dedication and blessing ceremony will be the presence of Pani Susan Rosco, and a delegation from St. John's parish led by Fr. Michael Chendorain. Read more...

2016 Advent Mission Project To Benefit Zoe For Life

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

JOHNSTOWN, PA [National ACRY] With the blessing of His Grace, Bishop Gregory, the National Senior ACRY is pleased to announce the 2016 Advent Mission Project. This year the National ACRY Board and Convention delegates voted to support ZOE for Life!™. ZOE for Life!™is a pan-Orthodox ,non-profit Christ-centered support organization with three major goals: to help women who need confidential emotional and spiritual support during crisis pregnancies; to assist Orthodox Christians seeking to adopt; and to provide an education for Pure Living and other resources. Zoe for Life through the Zoe House provides necessary baby supplies to mothers and babies in need. Read more...

Patriarchal Proclamation on the 25th Anniversary of His All-Holiness' Election to the Ecumenical Throne

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

We offer praise and glory to the Triune God, who deemed us worthy to reach the twenty-fifth anniversary since the day when, by the mandate of our Holy and Sacred Synod, we ascended the martyred Apostolic Throne of the Church of Constantinople. With God’s grace, having gladly run this long course of service in the First-Throne among the Orthodox Churches, we look back the experiences, events, prayers, journeys and activities, while at the same time looking forward with a spirit of optimism and steadfast hope to the future, even as today we exclaim the words of our saintly predecessor, St. John Chrysostom: “Glory be to God for all things.” Read more...

Fall Youth Encounter To Take Place At Camp Nazareth Nov 11-13, 2016

Thursday, October 13, 2016

JOHNSTOWN, PA [National Jr ACRY] - The Annual Fall Youth Encounter will take place from Friday Nov 11 - Sunday Nov 13, 2016 at Camp Nazareth in Mercer, PA. The Encounter is sponsored by the National JR. ACRY and is open to youth ages 8-18. All Diocesan youth are invited and do not have to be a member of the JR. ACRY to attend.

The weekend will be full of fun and fellowship and will include Divine Liturgy, a religious talk with clergy, sports and a special event that is sure to be a highlight of the weekend The encounter will begin with arrival and registration on Friday, Nov 11th from 7:00 to 9:00pm and will conclude on Sunday Nov 13, 2016 at Noon following the celebration of Divine Liturgy at 9:00 am and Brunch. Read more...

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