Press Releases - 2006

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Ordination of Fr. Gregory Justiniano

Sunday, September 17, 2006

DANBURY, CT - Saturday, September 16 was a day full of preparation as the parish of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church anxiously waited for the arrival of His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas. The visit of His Eminence was for the ordination of Deacon Gregory Justiniano to the Holy Priesthood. Born in San German, Puerto Rico, Fr. Deacon Gregory came to the United States with his family over 20 years ago. Not only was the church cleaned but site for the new church, presently under construction, was prepared for the Metropolitan to see the progress of the new church building. The visit began with the arrival of His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas, Fr. Andrew Bartek and seminarian, Reader Matthew Stagon. Vespers was served at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church with his Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas presiding. The responses were lead by Fr. Peter Paproski, along with Fr. Michael Macura, Fr. Andrew Bartek, Sandi Fong, and Stephen Fong. The Vespers was served by Fr. Luke Mihaly, Deacon Robert Hubiak and Deacon Gregory Justiniano. Read more...

Know Your Faith Conference 2006

Friday, September 01, 2006

This year's Educational Conference is open to all who wish to learn more about the Orthodox Faith. It will take place on Saturday, Sept 16, 2006 in the Main Lodge of Camp Nazareth, located at 339 Pew Road in Mercer, Pennsylvania. Camp Nazareth is conveniently located off Exit 2 of I-80 near the Ohio/Pennsylvania border. The conference will begin at 9:00 am and conclude at 4:00 pm.Lunch will be provided by the Camp Nazareth Staff. Read more...

Ordination of Fr. Elijah Bremer

Monday, August 28, 2006

JOHNSTOWN, PA - On Monday, August 28th at Christ the Saviour Cathedral, His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas ordained Deacon Elijah Bremer to the Holy Priesthood. The ordination took place during the Divine Liturgy for the feast of the Dormition of the Most Holy Birth-giver of God, and the responses were sung in Church Slavonic by the Women's Choir of the Church of the Dormition in Jarabina, Slovakia. Attending His Eminence at the altar was: Very Rev. Frank Miloro, Dean and Cathedral Pastor, Very Rev. Hieromonk Matthias, Very Rev. Fr. Dan Donovan (retired, OCA), Rev. Fr. Jeff Zias, Rev. Fr. Michael Ellis, Rev. Fr. Matthew Moriak, and Rev. Fr. Matthew Conjelko. Protodeacon Emil Gulick and Hieromonk Matthias presented Deacon Elijah as a candidate for ordination, and Fr. Deacon Oleg Aminov served as second deacon. Also in attendance were other clergy from the Johnstown Deanery. Read more...

Diocesan Youth Sojourn Underway

Saturday, August 26, 2006

MERCER, PA - A historic first in the diocese is presently underway this weekend at Camp Nazareth. Organized and hosted by the Diocesan Apostolate for Youth, the Youth Sojourn Retreat has attracted more than 50 of our diocesan youth from across the diocese. The Diocesan Apostolate for Youth was established by Metropolitan Nicholas to meet the spiritual needs of our diocesan youth, providing guidance to their pastors, parish workers and parents who are entrusted with their care. The mission of the Diocesan Apostolate for youth is to evangelize our youth, and encourage their active participation in the life of the Church. Read more...

Summer Pilgrimage 2006

Friday, August 11, 2006

Inaugurating the 100th Anniversary of the transposition of the Carpatho-Rusin Plain Chant into Western Notation by Fr. John Boksaj; the Inauguration of the 50th Anniversary of the Diocesan Altar Boy Retreat Program; and the 20th Anniversary of the Diocesan Deacons' Retreat Program Read more...

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