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Bishop Gregory Addresses Pittsburgh Orthodox Young Adults

Friday, March 11, 2016

JOHNSTOWN, PA [Diocesan Chancery] -- His Grace, Bishop Gregory was the featured speaker at the first "Orthodoxy on Tap" sponsored by the Pittsburgh Orthodox Young Adults (POYA) on Sunday evening, March 6 at the Sharp Edge Beer Emporium. "Orthodoxy on Tap" is a national program in which the Church seeks to engage its young adults in a venue outside of the church building where young people typically gather: usually an upscale pub or restaurant. Along with appetizers and beverages, the feature is a talk and discussion by a bishop, priest or theologian on a topic of concern to the young adults. Read more...

The Blessing of Zoe House

Thursday, March 10, 2016

PARMA, OHIO [Zoe For Life] -- Friday, March 4th, 2016 is a day that we will cherish to our last breath! Five jewels in the crown of Orthodoxy came together at ZOE House. They came in spiritual unity to bless ZOE House, and the work and volunteers of ZOE for Life! Metropolitan Savas of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, Metropolis of Pittsburgh, Bishop Daniel of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, Bishop Gregory of the American Carpatho­-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Archbishop Nathaniel of the Orthodox Church in America, Romanian Orthodox Episcopate, and Bishop Paul Orthodox Church in America Diocese of Chicago, met with local clergy in brotherly affection to rejoice with us in our new home. Read more...

Camp Nazareth Family Camp 2016!

Monday, March 07, 2016

JOHNSTOWN, PA - Our Diocese is pleased to announce its fourth annual Family Camp at Camp Nazareth this year in conjunction with Family Day. The event is exactly what it sounds like. Families “camping” together in the Camp cabins and participating in a weekend of services, games, discussions, activities and challenges that are all designed to help families deepen their relationship with God and with one another.

This year’s them – “Not letting Orthodoxy be your Family’s Secret Identity”. Our Family’s Orthodoxy is both Public and Private…sometimes our family has to be like Superman and sometimes like Clark Kent!!

Family Camp is scheduled for Friday, June 3 – Sunday, June 5, 2016. Read more...

Eternal Memory: Deacon Robert Kuchta

Saturday, March 05, 2016

JOHNSTOWN, PA - The Chancery has been notified of the repose in the Lord of Deacon Robert Kuchta on Saturday Morning, March 5, 2016. Deacon Kuchta studied in the Diocesan Diaconate Program from 2004-2007, and was ordained by Metropolitan Nicholas. He was assigned and served in St. Michael Church in St. Clair, PA until 2013. At that time he moved to York, PA when he was canonically transferred to the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh, as there was no Carpatho-Russian Church nearby. He had been serving since then at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in York, PA.

Diocesan faithful and clergy may pay their respects at St. Michael Church in St. Clair, PA on Tuesday, March 8 from 9 to 10:30 AM. The Funeral Service will be celebrated by his priest, Fr. Andrew Tsikitas and Fr. Jeff Zias, the pastor of St. Michael's Church. Diocesan clergy are invited to participate. Interment with Military Honors will be in Holy Ascension Orthodox Cemetery, Englewood/Frackville, PA. Read more...

Five Orthodox Bishops Will Bless The New ZOE House

Thursday, March 03, 2016

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio (LifeSiteNews) – Five Orthodox Christian bishops will bless the new ZOE House for helping pregnant women, at 5454 State Road, on Friday, March 4.

ZOE House is a ministry of Zoe for Life, an Orthodox Christian initiative to help women who need confidential emotional and spiritual support during crisis pregnancies; to assist Orthodox Christians seeking to adopt; and to provide an education, resources, and retreats "for Pure Living." The pro-life organization offers medical assistance, housing, clothing, prenatal care, referrals for counseling, adoption help, and emotional and spiritual support to women. Read more...

Eternal Memory: Deacon Michael Kozar

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

JOHNSTOWN, PA - His Grace, Bishop Gregory, along with the entire clergy family of the Diocese extend their deepest sympathy to the family of + Deacon Michael Kozar (86), of Saint Mary's Orthodox Church in Dickson City, PA who passed to life eternal on Sunday February 28. + Deacon Michael is the brother of Very Rev. Protopresbyter Elias Kozar and is survived by his son Scott and wife Mary, son David, and son Gregg and wife Lisette, and grandchildren Nicole, Will, Natalie, Nina, Claudia, and Luke. He was predecessed by his wife Evelyn (Evanish) in 2008. Read more...

Schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory For March 2016

Monday, February 29, 2016

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa for March 2016, has been released by the Diocesan Chancery. Read more...

Register Now For 2016 Diocesan Lenten Retreats!

Monday, February 15, 2016

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 programing for youth and adults of all ages. Bishop 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 9, 2016 at St. Nicholas Church, Homestead, PA from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Eastern Region: Saturday April 16, 2016 at The Conference Center at Valley Forge, Phoenixville, PA from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm (EST). Read more...

Schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory For February 2016

Monday, February 01, 2016

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa for February 2016, has been released by the Diocesan Chancery. Read more...

Revised Schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory For January - 2016

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The revised schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa for January 2016, has been released by the Diocesan Chancery. Read more...

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