Press Releases - 2012

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10 Days Left to Support the 2012 DDD Campaign

Friday, December 21, 2012

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The Diocesan Chancery wishes to remind diocesan faithful and friends that there are 10 days left to make a donation to the 2012 Distinguished Diocesan Donor Program. By the grace of our Lord and through the generosity of the DDD Program supporters, together we are reaching the rich soil about which our Lord spoke. Read more...

Bishop Gregory Calls For Prayers For the Victims of the Fatal Shootings In Newtown, CT

Friday, December 14, 2012

JOHNSTOWN, PA [Diocesan Chancery] - His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa, upon learning of the horrific tragedy at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, where 26 people, most of whom were children, lost their lives during a mass shooting, has called upon the faithful of the Diocese to offer up fervent prayers for the many families and people affected by this catastrophe and the repose of the souls of the innocent victims. Read more...

Bishop Gregory Participates in White House Conference on Orthodox Christian Engagement

Friday, December 14, 2012

Baltimore, MD (IOCC) — His Grace, Bishop Gregory, Very Rev. Protopresbyter Michael Rosco and Very Rev. Fr. Miles Zdinak along with more than 80 representatives of the nation's Orthodox Christian service organizations joined together at the White House today to discuss strategic service alliances with the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. The White House Conference on Orthodox Christian Engagement was hosted by the White House Office of Public Engagement in conjunction with the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships and facilitated by International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC). Read more...

Mandated Celibacy Among US Eastern Catholic Priests Theme of Seminar in Rome

Thursday, December 13, 2012

BINGHAMTON, NY -- [Very Rev. Protopresbyter James S. Dutko] It was both an honor and a blessing to have the privilege to travel to Rome to participate in The Chrysostom Seminar at Domus Australia in Rome on November 13th. The forum dealt with the issue of the ongoing obstacles of the ordination of married seminarians to the priesthood of the Eastern Catholic Church in North America. Read more...

A College Student's Reflection on the Indiana University of PA OCF

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

INDIANA, PA [OCF] Father Matthew Conjelko, the Spiritual Advisor of the IUP Orthodox Christian Fellowship, visited IUP’s campus to offer dorm/apartment blessings for participating OCF members. As a graduating senior, I greatly appreciated this treat. The students learned about the reasons we have our homes blessed. I was also so very happy to receive and learn about an icon Father had brought for each student, as a reminder of the apartment blessings that occurred. Read more...

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