Press Releases - 2013

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2013 Catechetical Homily of His All-Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew On The Beginning of Great Lent

Friday, March 15, 2013

Beloved brothers and sisters, children in the Lord, The holy fathers, who arranged everything in an orderly manner, instituted a period of ascetic discipline and spiritual purification for forty days prior to the great feast of the Lord’s resurrection. This ascetic rule assumes the form of a limitation on foods through fasting, but especially an abstinence from evil. The saintly hymnographer characteristically emphasizes that a genuine and favorable form of fasting for God is the estrangement from wrongdoing, control of the tongue, alienation from anger, separation from evil desires, including gossip, deceit and swearing, Read more...

Bishop Gregory To Preside Over Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers in Perth Amboy

Friday, March 15, 2013

JOHNSTOWN -- The Diocesan Chancery is pleased to announce that His Grace, Bishop Gregory will preside over the Sunday of Orthodox Vespers on Sunday, March 24th at our Diocesan St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, located on 145 Broad Street in Perth Amboy, NJ. The service will begin at 4 PM. Bishop Gregory will also deliver the homily. This will be a wonderful opportunity for the clergy and laity of the Central New Jersey region to hear His Grace preach the Word and to meet him informally in the Fellowship Hour that will follow Vespers. Read more...

Diocesan Priests Gather In Retreat At Camp Nazareth

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

MERCER, PA -- At the invitation of His Grace, Bishop Gregory, the Diocesan Priests gathered today in retreat at Camp Nazareth. The retreat was called to offer the Priests time to get acquainted with their new Hierarch and spiritually prepare for the pastoral rigors of Great Lent. Read more...

March Is ACRY Ambassador Fund Drive Month

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

JOHNSTOWN, PA [National SR ACRY] -- As the season of Great and Holy Lent draws closer once again, The National Senior ACRY has designated the Month of March to be ACRY Ambassador Month. The ACRY Ambassador is a leadership position that has been created to generate awareness of and interest in the ACRY. The Ambassador is called upon to exemplify the values and commitment of service to others that the ACRY holds itself to. Read more...

Diocesan Priest Leads Real Break Trip to Toronto

Sunday, March 10, 2013

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- With the Blessing of His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa, Very Rev. Fr. Miles Zdinak, Diocesan representative to the Orthodox Christian Fellowship Campus Ministry, has arrived at St. John the Compassionate Mission in Toronto, Canada where he is serving as the leader of an Orthodox Christian Fellowship sponsored Real Break Trip. Fr. Miles' team will actively take part in the life of our Diocesan St. John the Compassionate Mission and will assist with general maintenance projects as well. Read more...

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