Press Releases - 2003

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Metropolitan Nicholas to Speak on OCN Radio

Tuesday, April 01, 2003

JOHNSTOWN, PA. A segment of the weekly Orthodox Christian radio program Come Receive the Light was recorded at the Diocesan Chancery yesterday. His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas, was invited to participate in the Paschal Program by Father Christopher Metropulos, Pastor of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the founder and editor of the radio program. His Eminence will be joined on the program by His Eminence, Archbishop Demetrios of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and Metropolitan Herman of the Orthodox Church in America. Read more...

SCOBA Encyclical for The Sunday of Orthodoxy 2003

Sunday, March 16, 2003

As Hierarchs of the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas, we address you in the love of Jesus Christ on the occasion of the Feast of the Sunday of Orthodoxy, a day when we specifically celebrate the restoration of the use of icons in our worship. The significance of this day, however, does not rest solely on icons, but also in the celebration of the fullness of our Orthodox Christian faith and its triumph over forces that have sought to diminish its power and integrity. On this day, in every Orthodox Church throughout our country and our world, the affirmation of this faith as recorded by the Seventh Ecumenical Council is proclaimed triumphantly and With one voice: This is the faith of the Apostles! This is the faith of the Fathers! This is thefaith of the Orthodox! This is the faith which has established the universe! Read more...

Archpastoral Letter on Great Lent 2003

Sunday, March 09, 2003

Even before the Lenten Triodion begins, we already hear echoes in the message of the Theophany season of this major theme of the Great Fast; during this Feast, we hear the words of St. John the Forerunner as recorded in the Gospel of St. Matthew 3:2: "...Repent, for the Kingdom of heaven is at hand." In the very next chapter, our Lord Himself reiterates the exact words of John. It is only then that He begins His public ministry. Read more...

Archpastoral Statement on the Annual March for Life 2003

Wednesday, January 22, 2003

This January 22nd marks the Thirtieth Anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion. That means that by this January, over 40 million babies have been killed, legally in this nation. And you should know that this number is probably wrong, as it likely errs very much on the low side. Read more...

Archpastoral Letter for the Civil New Year 2003

Wednesday, January 01, 2003

I greet you in the joyful expectation of the Civil New Year. I look forward to serving the Lord and His Church in the year 2003, and, I pray that we will share in the confident hope, the steadfast faithfulness and the comforting zeal of Christ and His glorious grace. Read more...

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