Press Releases - 2013

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St.Thomas the Apostle Church is Consecrated By Bishop Gregory

Monday, June 24, 2013

WALDORF, MD -- Pentecost weekend 2013 was the perfect venue for the long-awaited Consecration of St. Thomas the Apostle Orthodox Church. Arriving on Friday, June 22, 2013 for the celebration of Great Vespers and the reception of the Holy Relics, His Grace Bishop, Gregory presided over the weekend's Consecration Services. Calling upon the Grace of the Holy Spirit, His Grace, Bishop Gregory consecrated the beautiful, Carpathian style wooden Church on Saturday, June 22, 2013. Following the Consecration Ceremony, the first Liturgy, took place in the newly consecrated Church. The weekend festivities concluded with the celebration of the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy of Pentecost. Read more...

Video of the Consecration of St. Elizabeth Orthodox Church Now On-Line

Friday, June 21, 2013

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The Diocesan Apostolate for Information Technology and Communications is pleased to announce that a video of the recent Consecration of St. Elizabeth Orthodox Church of Woodstock, GA, by His Grace, Bishop Gregory is now available for viewing on-line. Read more...

Subdeacon Jonathan Bannon Is Ordained to the Holy Diaconate

Sunday, June 16, 2013

BRIDGEPORT, CT -- On Sunday, June 16, 2013, Subdeacon Jonathan Bannon was ordained to the Holy Diaconate through the laying on of hands by His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa at St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church in Bridgeport, CT. A vocation of Saint John the Baptist Church in Bridgeport, Deacon Jonathan had the double blessing of being the first ordination to Holy Orders of Bishop Gregory and it taking place in his home parish. Read more...

Bishop Gregory Meets With The Youth of The New England Deanery

Sunday, June 16, 2013

STRATFORD, CT -- On Saturday afternoon, June 15, 2013, on his way to Bridgeport, CT for the ordination to the Deaconate of Subdeacon Jonathan Bannon, His Grace, Bishop Gregory met with the youth of the New England Deanery at St. John The Baptist Church in Stratford, CT (Broadbridge Avenue) Following the interactive discussion between His Grace and the youth, parents and grandparents present, and the screening of a video about Camp Nazareth, all proceeded to the Church for the celebration of Great Vespers, along with the blessing of three new icons adorning the walls of the Church Narthex and Nave. Read more...

Space Still Available on Bus From Johnstown to ACRY Convention in Chicago

Thursday, June 13, 2013

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- If you're still on the fence about considering going to Chicago this Labor Day weekend, to attend the National ACRY Convention, it's not too late to get a seat on the Johnstown bus!! The initial email was sent out back in April but so far only 20 seats have been reserved. There's room for 55 but if they do not get more people, they will have to cancel the bus. The deadline for reservations has been extended to June 30th!! Read more...

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