Banner for the Prayer Corner

Saints, Feasts, and Readings for 10/05/2022

Phocas the Martyr, Bishop of Sinope
Visit the Prayer Corner for more daily readings, prayers, a monthly calendar of saints and feasts, and more.

Epistle Reading: Ephesians 3:8-21

Gospel Reading: Luke 4:1-15

Phocas the Martyr, Bishop of Sinope; Phocas the Gardener; Martyrs Isaac, Martin, and the 26 Monk-martyrs of Zographou Monastery

You are viewing the Old Calendar Readings. View the New Calendar
 

  Listen to the Life of the Saint of the Day (Old Calendar)  (New Calendar)

FROM THE DIOCESAN CHANCERY:  UPDATES AND COMING EVENTS     
LATEST NEWS

Eternal Memory: +Rev. Father Peter Benyo

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

JOHNSTOWN, PA - [Diocesan Chancery] -- With profound sadness the Diocesan Chancery announces that + Rev. Fr.  Peter Benyo reposed in the Lord on August 8, 2022 while in retirement in Baja California, Mexico.

Fr. Peter Benyo was born on September 25, 1942 In New York, NY.   He studied at Spring Hill College, Mobile, AL graduating with a BS in History Education in 1965.  Father Peter Benyo studied in the Diaconate Program of the Diocese at Annunciation Center, Tuxedo Park, NY from 1991 to 1993.  He was ordained a Deacon on April 10, 1994 by the late Metropolitan Nicholas Smisko.   He furthered his studies for priesthood at Christ the Saviour Seminary from 1996-1998 graduating with a Licentiate of Theology Degree.  Read more...

Eternal Memory: +Rev. Father Peter Benyo

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Eternal Memory: + Pani Joan Wine

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Eternal Memory: + Ethel Woytek

Friday, July 08, 2022

 View more news »

 

ASSEMBLY OF BISHOPS NEWS

 



Committee for Theological Education Convenes Seminaries & other Orthodox Theological Institutions

Friday, July 29, 2022

Committee for Theological Education Convenes Seminaries & other Orthodox Theological Institutions Read More ...

View Assembly of Bishops news »

ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE
 FEATURED PODCAST








 

 

Meditations for Orthodox Families

Weekly meditations for families, with Saint’s stories, Scriptures and lessons designed to open up conversation and to enrich the family’s “Little Church.”

Palm Sunday

April 14, 2022 Length: 6:04

Elissa Bjeletich Davis and Kristina Wenger talk about Palm Sunday, considering what it means that Jesus is the Resurrection, and why the people honored Christ at his entry into Jerusalem.


You'll find more materials to make this lesson come to life for your family or classroom at: tending-the-garden.com/virtualsundayschool

Listen Now
SOCIAL MEDIA - INTERNET RADIO

 

Follow Us On Facebook,Twitter&YouTube

24 Hour Orthodox Music and Discussion

SPIRITUAL READING
 

New Saints of the Orthodox Church of Czech Lands/Slovakia

Saturday, August 20, 2022

On Saturday, February 8, 2020 in the Orthodox Cathedral in Prague, the Orthodox Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia canonized as martyr-saints several clergy and lay people who were martyred by the Nazis during World War II.  The new saints include the priests Father Vladimir Petrek, Father Vaclav Cikl and the laymen Jan Sonnevend, Vaclav Ornest, Karel Louda and their families.  All these Orthodox Christians suffered for Christ with their Bishop Gorazd Pavlik who had been previously canonized as a martyr-saint in 1987.  (see acrod.org;  Orthodox Reading Room,  Lives of the Saints). 

The story of the new martyrs begins September, 1941 when Reinhard Heydrich was appointed as the Nazi Deputy Reich-Protector (Governor) of Bohemia and Moravia.  Heydrich had a reputation as a violent, heartless Nazi.  Adolph Hitler called  him “The man with the iron heart” and others referred to him as “The Butcher”.  Within five days of his arrival in Prague, 142 people were executed and it was Heydrich who was the architect and key organizer of the Holocaust which led to the extermination of over six million Jews and others.  Today, as we look at the historical photos of piles of emaciated bodies in Nazi concentration camps, we ask:   “Did anyone care?  Why didn’t someone stop this evil?   Why didn’t someone do something? Read more...

SPOTLIGHT

UPCOMING EVENTS AT CAMP 


Fall Young Adult Retreat
Oct 28-30, 2022

 


Fall Youth Encounter
Nov 11-13, 2022

 

 
ORTHODOX GOODS.COM - PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT

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.

 

 

 

SPF50 MINISTRY
Praying together and reading Scripture together are pillars of a Christ- centered Orthodox Christian family. While families may desire to have these activities in their home, they may not be sure how to start. SPF50 intends to help our families bridge that gap. SPF stands for “Scripture, Prayer, Family” and is designed to equip families to read the Scriptures and pray together at home.

This will be an ongoing parish-centered program to help families have quality time with our Lord and with one another, both of which are hard to come by. 

THE LATEST EDITION GREAT LENT 2022 IS NOW AVAILABLE ON THE  SPF50 Web Page.
 
 

Weekly Message

Each week of the SPF50 Ministry, a brief reflection will be offered to encourage us in our life of faith at home with our families.  These reflections will be based on the Gospel readings assigned for the week.  You can access the weekly reflections below and find archived copies of previous reflections on the SPF50 Web Page.
SCRIPTURE STUDY

Orthodox Scripture Study
Week 8 (4/2/22)
View Exodus Archives

Join Bible Study Live
Sat Evenings at 5:00 pm

Next Class - TBA
 FEATURED LINKS AND RESOURCES