Saints, Feasts, and Readings for 11/30/2020

Gregory the Wonderworker & Bishop of Neo-Caesarea
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Epistle Reading: 1 Timothy 1:1-7

Gospel Reading: Luke 14:12-15

Gregory the Wonderworker & Bishop of Neo-Caesarea; Gennadios I and Maximus, Patriarchs of Constantinople; Righteous Mother Hilda of Whitby

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Metropolitan Gregory Celebrates Eighth Anniversary of Consecration As Bishop

Thursday, November 26, 2020

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- With gratitude to Almighty God, the clergy and the faithful of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese extend their heartfelt congratulations and best wishes, today - November 27, 2020 to His Eminence, Metropolitan Gregory of Nyssa on the eighth anniversary of his Consecration and Enthronement as Ruling Diocesan Bishop. Today is also His Eminence's Name's Day, St Gregory Palamas, as celebrated on the Julian Calendar. Read more...

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Eternal Memory: +Archon Orestes J. Mihaly

Saturday, November 21, 2020

2020 Diocesan Virtual Pani Retreat

Sunday, November 01, 2020

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His Eminence Archbishop David Reposes in the Lord

Sunday, November 29, 2020

On November 27, 2020, Archbishop David, a well respected Hierarch of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA) and active member of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America (Assembly of Bishops), fell asleep in the Lord. Read More ...

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Time Out For Thanksgiving

November 19, 2020 Length: 15:07

Time Out for Thanksgiving
This week, Elissa Bjeletich and Kristina Wenger slow the Journey through the Parables down a bit to think about Thanksgiving.

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Holy Martyr Philoumenos of Jacobs Well

Sunday, November 22, 2020

The life of the New Martyr Father Philoumenos is an example to us that martyrdom for Christ is not of the past from Roman or Communist times, but is a reality even in our own day. Father Philoumenos, an Orthodox monk, was brutally martyred in 1979 in Israel. His life is a reminder to us of the danger of being so devoted to our Faith, that we use it as a club or a weapon to attack those who disagree with us. While Muslim fundamentalists receive most of the press regarding this, even Orthodox Christians can use their love of the calendar, canons, or concern with being correct to attack and antagonize those who do not measure up to their standards.

For priests, Father Philoumenos is an example of continuing in prayer regardless if there is a congregation to join us. While we priests are tempted to omit some of the services since “no one will attend” he faithfully conducted the cycle of Vespers, Matins and Hours in remote locations with no congregation in attendance. Read more...


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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. 

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