Press Releases - 2019
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Eternal Memory: +Pani Patricia Patrick
JOHNSTOWN, PA - With profound sadness the Diocesan Chancery announces that Pani Patricia Patrick, the wife of Fr. George Patrick, reposed in the Lord on Saturday January 26, 2019.
Funeral arrangements for Pani Patricia are as follows:
Tuesday, January 29th - 7:00 pm Panachida at Gilbert Funeral Home, 1638 Lincoln Way in White Oak, PA, with viewing from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM.
Wednesday January 30th - 10:00 AM - Funeral Service, St. Michael’s Church, 424 Ninth Street in McKeesport, PA with Interment at Mount Vernon Cemetery, 2300 Greenock Buena Vista Road in McKeesport. Read more...
Register Now For 2019 Diocesan Lenten Retreats!
JOHNSTOWN, PA - The Diocesan Chancery is pleased to announce the schedule of the annual Diocesan Lenten Retreats, which are sponsored by the ACRY for the upcoming Lenten Season. These retreats are open to everyone and contain special programming for youth and adults of all ages. Metropolitan Gregory, along with other talented clergy of the Diocese will offer insightful and inspiring presentations designed to encourage and challenge the faithful to stay focused on the spiritual life as they continue their Lenten Journey to Pascha.
Central Region: Saturday April 6, 2019 at St. Nicholas Church, Homestead, PA from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (EST)
Eastern Region: Saturday April 13, 2019 at St Francis Center For Renewal, Bethlehem, PA from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm (EST)
Western Region: Saturday April 13, 2018 at Holy Transfiguration Church, Crawfordsville, IN at 2 pm (CST) Read more...
Protodeacon Gregory Benc Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Ordination
PERTH AMBOY, NJ -- On Sunday, January 13, the faithful of St. John the Baptist Church in Perth Amboy, NJ hosted a surprise celebration honoring Protodeacon Gregory Benc’s 20th Anniversary of Ordination. The celebration began with Divine Liturgy, during which Protodeacon Gregory assisted the celebrant, Fr. Michael Chendorain. A sermon was prepared by Diocesan Chancellor, Protopresbyer Fr. Frank Miloro who was unable to attend at the last minute. Over 160 people were present for the liturgical celebration. Following the Divine Liturgy, a celebratory brunch was held in the parish hall which was filled with family, friends and parishioners. The honoree was presented with gifts by the parish and the parish choir for his dedicated service. Very Rev. Fr. Michael Chendorain, pastor, toasted the honoree before he addressed those gathered. In his speech, Fr. Deacon Gregory gave thanks to his parents for raising him in a devout Christian home and to the late Metropolitan Nicholas for seeing in him the desire and ability to serve Christ’s Holy Church. Read more...
Schedule of His Eminence, Metropolitan Gregory For January & February 2019
JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The schedule of His Eminence, Metropolitan Bishop Gregory
of Nyssa for January & February 2019 has been released by the Diocesan Chancery. Read more...
Archpastoral Letter for the Nativity 2018/2019
Dear Beloved Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
I greet you with joy and love in the Name of our Incarnate Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Let us give thanks to Almighty God, by whose grace we have been given the opportunity to celebrate the Birth of His Son.
If we look around, we find hatred, mistrust, suffering, and the absence of peace and love in our homes, neighborhoods, cities, country, and in fact the whole world. This reality in life makes us cry out for God’s help, assistance, and intervention.
My beloved ones, despite all the suffering, sorrow and injustice in our world, today joy and hope comes to us once more. That’s why at this blessed time of the year we look forward to the arrival of the new born King.
Therefore let us celebrate the miracle of His Birth. Let kindness come with every gift. Let compassion, forgiveness and love come with every greeting. Let our hearts be filled with prayer, charity, and reconciliation for one another. Read more...