Press Releases - 2013

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Bishop Gregory Extends Invitation to Inaugural Family Camp

Sunday, March 24, 2013

MERCER, PA [Camp Nazareth] -- In a pastoral letter to all Diocesan families, His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa has extended a cordial invitation to all Diocesan Parents and Children to join him for a new event at Camp Nazareth in conjunction with Family Day. The event is called Family Camp and is exactly what it sounds like. Families "camping" together in the Camp cabins and participating in a weekend of services Read more...

Sunday of Orthodoxy Celebration In Windber

Sunday, March 24, 2013

WINDBER, PA -- On Sunday, March 24, 2013, clergy from multiple jurisdictions in the Greater Johnstown Area took part in the Sunday Of Orthodoxy Vespers Service hosted by Saints Peter & Paul Orthodox Church in Windber, PA. The Very Reverend Protopresbyter Fr. Frank Miloro, dean of Christ the Saviour Cathedral was the main celebrant for the service. Assisting the clergy were seminarians from Christ the Saviour Seminary and parish acolytes. Read more...

The Extraordinary Historical Significance of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew's Presence at Pope Francis' Installation as Bishop of Rome

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

NEW YORK [Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America] --- Amid the crush of news reports in the past month that followed Pope Benedict's unprecedented resignation from the papacy, one of the most intriguing was the decision by His All-Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, to attend Pope Francis' installation as Bishop of Rome. The occasion is being presented in the media as something that has not happened since the ecclesiastical schism that separated Christian East and Christian West in the eleventh century. Read more...

Lenten Services To Be Broadcast Live From Christ the Saviour Cathedral

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- As part of its continuing outreach efforts to the shut-ins and homebound, the Diocesan Apostolate For Information Technology and Communications, will this year live stream Divine Services from Christ the Saviour Cathedral on Wednesday and Friday Evenings during the Great Fast. Read more...

Archpastoral Letter on Great Lent 2013

Saturday, March 16, 2013

My beloved Faithful of the Diocese: As we begin the Great Lenten Season, I wanted to share with you a few thoughts so that we may journey through the season and approach Pascha with the proper frame of mind. In the hymn of Cheese Fare Vespers we hear, Let us set out with joy upon the season of the fast preparing ourselves for spiritual combat. Let us purify our souls and cleanse our bodies. As we fast from food let us also fast from every evil, rejoicing in the virtues of the spirit. Let us persevere with love and so be deemed worthy to venerate the passion of Christ our God and with great spiritual gladness to behold His Holy Resurrection. Read more...

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