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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...

Schedule of His Eminence, Metropolitan Gregory For February 2020

Monday, February 03, 2020

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

Register Now For 2020 Diocesan Lenten Retreats!

Sunday, January 26, 2020

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 and Archbishop Daniel of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, 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 March 28, 2020 at St. Nicholas Church, Homestead, PA from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (EST)

Eastern Region: Saturday April 4, 2020 at St Francis Center For Renewal, Bethlehem, PA from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm (EST)

Western Region: Saturday April 4, 2020 at St Alexis Church, Battleground, IN at 12 pm (CST) Read more...

Eternal Memory: +Fr. Michael Shuster

Monday, January 20, 2020

JOHNSTOWN, PA - [Diocesan Chancery] -- With profound sadness the Diocesan Chancery announces that +Rev. Fr. Michael Shuster, the pastor of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Spring Hill, Florida, reposed in the Lord today, January 21, 2020. 

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Saturday, January 25th    Vesting of Father Michael, and Panachida by Very Rev. Michael Miklos and Florida Deanery Clergy.

Sunday, January 26th       4:00 – 7:00 PM   Visitation at Holy Trinity Church, Spring Hill, FL with Parastas at 7PM by theFlorida Deanery Clergy.

Monday, January 27th     9:00 – 10 AM    Visitation at Holy Trinity Church followed by the Priestly Funeral Service,  Protopresbyter Frank P. Miloro, Celebrant, assisted by Florida Deanery Clergy. Read more...

Schedule of His Eminence, Metropolitan Gregory For January 2020

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

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

Eternal Memory: +George Hatalowich

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

JOHNSTOWN, PA - [Diocesan Chancery] -- With profound sadness the Diocesan Chancery announces that +George Hatalowich, the father of Pani Natalie Zias, reposed in the Lord on Thursday, January 9, 2020. 

Born January 20, 1927 in Monessen, he was the son of the late Michael and Anna Kohut Hatalowich.  Mr. Hatalowich was a member of St. John Orthodox Church, Memphis, TN and was a veteran of World War II where he served in the US Army.

He is survived by his children Michael (Donna) Hatalowich of Mt. Pleasant, George M. Hatalowich of Red Bank, NJ, Natalie (Rev. Fr. Jeff) Zias of St. Clair, PA, Karalie (Rodney) Vargo of Hernando, MS; Read more...

Eternal Memory: +Elizabeth Beck

Monday, January 13, 2020

JOHNSTOWN, PA - [Diocesan Chancery] -- With profound sadness the Diocesan Chancery announces that Elizabeth (Betty) Beck, the mother of Pani Carol Paproski, reposed in the Lord on Tuesday December, 31, 2019. 

Betty was a very active parishioner of the Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church in New Britain and a member of its Protection of the Theotokos Sisterhood, participating in various church fundraisers throughout the years. Betty enjoyed sewing and arts and crafts. Above all, she loved spending time with her family and being involved in her grandchildrens’ sporting events. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Read more...

Cathedral To Live Broadcast Nativity & Theophany Services!

Monday, January 13, 2020

JOHNSTOWN [Christ the Saviour Cathedral] -- The Divine Services of Nativity and Theophany of our Lord at Christ the Saviour Cathedral will be live-streamed on the internet.

The broadcast schedule is as follows:

Nativity Eve: Great Compline - Monday January 6, 2020 - 8:00 pm

Hierarchical Divine Liturgy - Monday January 6, 2020 - 9:00 pm Read more...

2020 Camp Nazareth Wish List

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Our Diocesan Sobor took place in October 2019 in Johnstown and an article about it has come and gone in The Church Messenger. Our Diocese has moved onto other things. Our parishes have celebrated Christmas and Theophany. However, we wanted to share with you at least one part of the Diocesan Sobor that continues to have an impact at Camp Nazareth.

Before the Diocesan Sobor, the Camp decided to put together a Wish List for 2020; simply a list of needed items with a price tag on each. Read more...

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Gospel Reading: Matthew 4:1-11

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