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Archpastoral Letter for the Nativity 2016/2017
Dear Beloved Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
On this glorious Feast of the Nativity of Christ we celebrate a truly a wondrous event in which God, in His infinite and marvelous grace, became man bringing us enduring hope, newness of life, and eternal salvation. The Son of God, the Lord of Glory and King of kings who upholds the universe by His word of power, became man so that we human beings might be redeemed, renewed, united with Him, and become fellow citizens with the Saints and members of God’s kingdom.
The magnitude and depth of the event of the Nativity of Christ are impossible to grasp, but the message is clear and true. It is a message of grace, hope, and salvation to all humanity and to all the created order. Read more...
Christ is Born! Glorify Him!
JOHNSTOWN, PA -- [Diocesan Chancery] -- Christ is born, glorify Him. Christ is from heaven, go to meet Him. Christ is on earth, be ye lifted up. Sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing out with gladness, all ye people. For He is glorified (First Ode of the Christmas Canon).
His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa, the Diocesan Chancery Staff, and the Faculty and Staff of Christ the Saviour Seminary extend their heartfelt greetings to the faithful and friends of the Diocese for a blessed Feast of The Nativity of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Read more...
Cathedral To Live Broadcast Nativity & Theophany Services!
JOHNSTOWN [Christ the Saviour Cathedral] -- The Divine Services of Nativity and Theophany of our Lord at Christ the Saviour Cathedral will be live-streamed on the internet.
The broadcast schedule is as follows:
Nativity Eve: Great Compline - Friday January 6, 2017 - 8:00 pm
Hierarchical Divine Liturgy - Friday January 6, 2017 - 9:00 pm Read more...
Eternal Memory:Pani Martha Zeleniak
JOHNSTOWN, PA - The Diocesan Chancery has been informed that Pani Martha Zeleniak, the widow of Very Rev. Protopresbyter John Zeleniak, reposed in the Lord on Sunday, December 25, 2016.
Pani Martha was born Dec. 10, 1923, to the late John and Martha Bodrucki in Elizabeth, N.J. She was married for 57 years to the late Protopresbyter John Zeleniak, who died in 1999. Together they served parishes in Ambridge and Nesquehoning, before accepting the pastorship at St. George's Orthodox Church in Taylor in 1952. They served Taylor and the greater Scranton community for over 40 years.She was a beloved and respected member of the St. George's Orthodox Church community. Throughout her 74 years of service, she was recognized as the longest-serving pani (priest's wife) in the American Carpatho Russian Orthodox Diocese. Read more...
Eternal Memory: Margaret Yawkey
JOHNSTOWN, PA - The Chancery has been informed of the repose in the Lord of Margaret Yawkey (State College, PA), wife of Deacon Thomas Yawkey assigned to St. John’s Church in Hawk Run, PA on Sunday, December 18th.
Her funeral will be sung in St. Nicholas Church of Homestead on Thursday of this week at 10 AM. St. Nicholas is the home parish of the Yawkey’s, and burial will be in the parish cemetery. Read more...