News & Events - 2022

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Eternal Memory: + Pani Dorothy Hutnyan

Thursday, December 29, 2022

JOHNSTOWN, PA - [Diocesan Chancery] -- With profound sadness the Diocesan Chancery announces that Pani Dorothy Hutnyan, the wife of the late Protopresbyter George Hutnyan reposed in the Lord on Friday December 23, 2022 at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital surrounded by her family.

Dorothy was born August 8, 1932, in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, a daughter of the late Charles and Eva Martyak Gost, and came to the Youngstown area in 1955. Read more...

Archpastoral Letter for the Nativity 2022

Saturday, December 24, 2022

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...

Classic Diocesan Christmas Carols and Hymns Recordings Now Available in Digitized Format

Friday, December 23, 2022

JOHNSTOWN, PA [DCRHWG] --The Diocesan Carpatho Rusyn Heritage Working Group is excited to announce the release of 3 digitized choral albums, available on online streaming platforms. Read more...

Eternal Memory: +Very Rev. Protopresbyter John Duranko

Friday, December 09, 2022

JOHNSTOWN, PA - [Diocesan Chancery] -- With profound sadness the Diocesan Chancery announces that + Very Rev. Protopresbyter John Duranko , age 91,  reposed in the Lord on December on December 8, 2022 at his home, surrounded by his family.

Fr. John was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, on June 11, 1931, son of the late John and Anna (Duray) Duranko. After graduating from Johnstown High School, he enrolled in Christ the Saviour Seminary in 1951 and was the first seminarian from Christ the Saviour Cathedral Parish in Johnstown, PA, to study for the priesthood graduating in 1955.  Fr. John married the former Patricia Ann Czarnecki on November 2, 1957, and was ordained on November 10, 1957, by Metropolitan Orestes P. Chornock.  His first assignment was St. Nicholas Church in Gary, IN.  He also served as Dean of the Chicago Deanery during that time. Read more...

Food For All, An Effort Sponsored By The National ACRY

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

JOHNSTOWN, PA – [National ACRY] – The National ACRY is pleased to announce the start of its “Food for All” campaign which will run in conjunction with the annual stewardship campaign (December 2nd through February 21 st ).  The goal of this program is for a concerted effort within our communities across all ACRY chapters, both Jr. and Sr., as well as diocesan churches, who may not have an ACRY chapter, to provide food assistance within our communities in ways  both big and small. In addition, we wish to collect data on our efforts so it can be shared with everyone across the ACRY and the diocese Read more...

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