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Saints, Feasts, and Readings for 9/22/2019

The Holy & Righteous Ancestors of God, Joachim and Anna
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Epistle Reading: 2 Corinthians 1:21-2:4

Epistle Reading: Galatians 6:11-18

Gospel Reading: Matthew 22:1-14

Gospel Reading: John 3:13-17

The Holy & Righteous Ancestors of God, Joachim and Anna; Severian the Martyr of Sebastia; Theophanes the Confessor; Afterfeast of the Nativity of the Theotokos; Memory of the Third Holy Ecumenical Council in Ephesus

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Metropolitan Gregory Takes Part in Executive Committee Meeting of the Assembly of Bishops

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

JOHNSTOWN, PA [Diocesan Chancery] - His Eminence, Metropolitan Gregory, as Secretary of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the USA, took part in a meeting of the Executive Committee on Wednesday September 18, 2019 at the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America in New York Cit. The hierarchs met under the chairmanship of Archbishop Elpidophoros, to discuss the state of Orthodox Christian unity in the USA. Recognizing the challenges in global Orthodoxy, the jurisdictional representatives reiterated their commitment to the local faithful of America and rededicated themselves to fulfilling the call for canonical normalcy and pastoral unity on contemporary issues. Read more...

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Executive Committee of the Assembly of Bishops Recommits to Orthodox Unity in the USA

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

The Executive Committee of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America met today, under the chairmanship of Archbishop Elpidophoros, to discuss the state of Orthodox Christian unity in the USA. Recognizing the challenges in global Orthodoxy, the jurisdictional representatives reiterated their commitment to the local Read More ...

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The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost - The Stone Which the Builders Rejected

Monday, September 16, 2019

Hear another parable: There was a certain man, a householder, who planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and dug a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it to husbandmen, and went into a far country. Yet another parable He brings to them, showing that though they were deemed worthy to receive an immeasurable degree of care for their condition, they did not get better. The man, a householder is the Lord Who in His love for man calls Himself a man. The vineyard is the Jewish people, planted by God in the land of promise. For He says, Bring them in and plant them in Thy holy mountain. [Ex. 15:17] The hedge is the law which prevented them from mixing with the Gentiles; or, it is the holy angels who guarded Israel. The wine-press is the altar; the tower, the temple. The husbandmen are the teachers of the people, the Pharisees and the scribes. Read more...


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Our Diocese is pleased to announce its second and third Parenting Workshops in its Series of Parenting Workshops entitled “Raising Believing Children”.  The next Workshop will be hosted by our church of St. John’s on Mill Hill Avenue in Bridgeport, CT on Saturday, September 21st.  The fourth in the Series will be hosted by our Holy Ghost Church in Phoenixville, PA on Saturday, October 19th.  
 
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