Press Releases - 2017

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College Student and Young Adult Retreat

Thursday, February 02, 2017

CAMP NAZARETH, [Mercer, PA] -- The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh and the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese are pleased to announce a co-sponsored retreat for College Students and Young Adults ages 18-35 entitled “Navigating Life Using Your Spiritual Compass”. The Retreat will be held at Camp Nazareth Retreat and Conference Center in Mercer, PA from March 17-19, 2017 and will feature keynote addresses by Very Rev. Dr. Edward Pehanich and Mr. Nick Lionas. The weekend event will be filled with learning, fun, fellowship, worship, and time for reflection and rejuvenation! Visit either or for more information and to register for the Retreat. Online registration begins on February 1. If you ever struggle with “staying on track”, or if you ever feel like you don’t know where you’re headed in your life, then don’t miss out on this unique retreat! I Read more...

Schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory For February 2017

Monday, January 30, 2017

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa for February 2017 has been released by the Diocesan Chancery. Read more...

Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) Board Of Directors Announces Expansion Or Its Board, Continued Growth Of Its Ministry To College Students, and National Search For Executive Director

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

BROOKLINE, MA — Following its annual meeting, the Board of Directors of Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) has announced that it will begin its search for an Executive Director. The process for identifying and screening potential candidates is projected to begin in early February 2017, and details regarding the process and its progress will be made available through OCF’s website (

OCF is an agency of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States and serves as the official campus ministry for the twelve (12) Orthodox Christian jurisdictions that the Assembly represents. Its mission is to transform the lives of college students in the United States and Canada by guiding them along the path to Jesus Christ through His Church, cultivating a campus community of worship, witness, service, fellowship, and education.

Led by His Grace Bishop Gregory of Nyssa, the Assembly Episcopal Liaison to OCF, and James P. Gianakis, serving as Chairman, the OCF Board of Directors gathered on the campus of Hellenic College Holy Cross School of Theology to reflect on the past year’s successes, to affirm the ministry’s commitment to Orthodox Christian college students across the country, Read more...

2017 March For Life

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC --- On Friday, January, 27, 2016 Orthodox Christians from across the USA will be among those gathering in the Nation's Capital to participate in the The 43rd Annual March For Life which marks the 44th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion in the United States [Due to the Presidential inauguration of President-Elect Donald Trump, this year’s March is being held one week later than usual] The theme of this year’s March is “The Power of One.”

The March will begin at noon on the grounds of the Washington Monument. Orthodox Christian participants are asked to gather at the “Orthodox Christians for Life” banner, which will be prominently displayed to the right of the stage near Constitution Avenue, between 15th and 17th Streets North West Read more...

Schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory For January 2017

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa for January 2017 has been released by the Diocesan Chancery. Read more...

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