News & Events - 2020

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Schedule of His Eminence, Metropolitan Gregory For March 2020

Thursday, February 27, 2020

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The public schedule of His Eminence, Metropolitan Gregory of Nyssa for March 2020 has been released by the Diocesan Chancery. Read more...

Metropolitan Gregory Makes An Archpastoral Visit to Cuba On Behalf of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

Sunday, February 23, 2020

JOHNSTOWN, PA – (Diocesan Chancery) – His Eminence, Metropolitan Gregory represented His All-Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew the weekend of January 24 – 27, 2020, during an archpastoral visit to Havana, Cuba. Metropolitan Gregory joined His Eminence, Metropolitan Athenagoras, The Primate of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Mexico, Central America, Colombia, Venezuela, and the Caribbean Islands for the celebration of the 15th Anniversary of the Consecration of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral and the re-establishment of the Orthodox Church in Cuba. Read more...

Orthodox Youth Directors of North America Meet in Phoenix, AZ

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

PHOENIX, AZ -- On Wednesday and Thursday, January 22-23, 2020, the Jurisdictional Orthodox Youth Directors in North America held their annual face-to-face meeting in Phoenix, Arizona. Each year the National Youth Directors meet prior to the Orthodox Youth and Camp Workers Conference (YCC) which is an event they’ve been sponsoring and hosting for 19 years. The Conference gathers together Youth and Camp Workers from all jurisdictions across North America for 2 days of learning, networking and connecting in the ministry of Orthodox youth formation. The YCC was held this year in Phoenix at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church and gathered together the National Youth Directors, parish youth workers, camp directors, camp counselors, church school teachers, and others for the two-day Conference. Read more...

Metropolitan Gregory to Lead Annual OCF Retreat at the College of William and Mary

Sunday, February 09, 2020

JOHNSTOWN, PA [Diocesan Chancery] His Eminence, Metropolitan Gregory will lead the annual OCF retreat at the College of William & Mary and St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Williamsburg, VA on the weekend of February 14 - 16, 2020. The theme is "Love... Actually: from Eros to Agape." Diocesan College Students studying at William and Mary and surrounding Colleges are cordially invited and urged to be in attendance. Read more...

Diocese to Begin New Family Ministry

Saturday, February 08, 2020

(Johnstown, PA) With the start of Great Lent 2020, our Diocese will also start a new ministry for families: SPF50.

Orthodox Christian families face many challenges.  Engaging children with their faith both in church and at home and helping parents keep Christ as Head of their household present ongoing difficulties. Far too often, what is experienced at church on Sundays is not brought back into the home. When that disconnect remains, as youth leave home to begin a new life on their own, they will often leave the Church behind as well.

In the search for answers to help families, the best solution may be the simplest one. Read more...

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