News & Events - 2023

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Archpastoral Letter For Great Lent 2022

Saturday, February 25, 2023

My beloved Faithful Clergy and Laity of our God-Protected Diocese:

As we begin Holy and Great Lent this year on March 14th, I want to share with you a few thoughts so that we may journey through this reflective period and arrive at the Great Feast of Feasts, Pascha to receive the Resurrected Christ.

We are reminded that there can be no true fast, no genuine repentance, no reconciliation with God, unless we at the same time reconcile with one another. In this holiest period of the ecclesiastical year, we should honestly examine our relationships with our families, our parish families, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and the Church in general. Read more...

Eternal Memory: +Archon Michael Kundrat

Monday, January 09, 2023

JOHNSTOWN, PA - [Diocesan Chancery] -- With profound sadness the Diocesan Chancery announces that Archon +Michael Kundrat  fell asleep in the Lord on Saturday December 31, 2022. 

Michael Kundrat, ‘Mike’, almost 95 years of age, reposed in the Lord on December 31, 2022. He was born to Michael and Helena (nee Gajdos) Ivanco-Kundrat in Ambridge, PA on February 5, 1928. Alex was born on October 30, 1936 in Endicott, New York he was the son of the late Alex and Ellen (nee Hill) Breno.

He served in the United States Army and then worked for the United States Naval Audit Service for 30 years. Read more...

Archpastoral Letter for the Nativity 2022/2023

Saturday, January 07, 2023

As we celebrate this joyous Feast of the Nativity in the flesh of our Lord, God and Saviour Jesus Christ, I wish to share with you one of my favorite Christmas homilies from the Church Fathers concerning this day. St.  John Chrysostom. spoke on the Incarnation with these words:

I behold a new and wondrous mystery! My ears resound to the shepherd's song, piping no soft melody, but loudly chanting a heavenly hymn! Read more...

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