Press Releases - 2014

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2014 Central Regional Lenten Retreat Draws Large Crowd

Monday, March 31, 2014

HOMESTEAD, PA [National ACRY] - On Saturday, March 29, 2014, St. Nicholas Orthodox Church of Homestead, PA was the host of the Annual Central Regional Diocesan Lenten Retreat. The retreat drew a record number of attendees - more than 160 youth, young adults and children. Read more...

Deadline Approaching for John C. Kulis Charitable Foundation Scholarships

Friday, March 28, 2014

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The Diocesan Chancery wishes to remind Diocesan students that the May 1, 2014 deadline for the Kulis Foundation Scholarships is approaching. The Kulis Foundation will be awarding a total of twenty (20) scholarships totaling $100,000.00, for the 2014-2015 school-year. The scholarships will be awarded to ten (10) undergraduate and ten (10) graduate recipients with each scholarship amounting to $5,000.00. The deadline to submit application materials is May 1, 2014. Read more...

Eternal Memory: Deacon James Janiec

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- With a heavy heart, the Diocesan Chancery wishes to announce that +DEACON JAMES JANIEC reposed in the Lord on Monday March 24, 2014 shortly after entering into hospice care. Deacon James, a parishioner of Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Johnstown, was ordained to the Holy Diaconate by His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa on August 28, 2013, the Feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God at Christ The Saviour Cathedral. Since his ordination to the Diaconate, Read more...

Bishop Gregory Offers Condolences To The Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese On The Repose of Metropolitan Philip

Sunday, March 23, 2014

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- [Diocesan Chancery] His Grace Bishop Gregory has offered the following letter of condolence on behalf of the clergy and faithful of the diocese on the Repose of His Eminence, Metropolitan Philip to Archbishop Joseph, Locum Tenens of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America: Glory to Jesus Christ! Your Eminence: It is with a heavy heart that I express the condolences of our Diocese, her entire Priesthood, Monastics consecrated to the religious life, Seminarians and our Faithful on the deep loss the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese is experiencing on the recent passing to eternal life of your father-in-Christ, His Eminence, Metropolitan Philip Saliba. Many among us remember that His Eminence had a wonderful relationship with our Bishops for a very long time, they having worked along-side each other during the period His Eminence led your Archdiocese for over 40 years. It has been a time of continuous growth and renewal for all of you. Read more...

ACRY Ambassador Begins Real Break Romania Journey

Saturday, March 22, 2014

JOHNSTOWN [National ACRY] -- Thanks to the generosity of the members of the ACRY, the faithful of the Diocese and the Kulis Foundation, Nate Choma, the ACRY Ambassador, and College Student at Kent State University begins his OCF sponsored Real Break Journey to Romania, today. Nate is part of student team that is travelling to Valea Plopului, a remote village about 70 miles north of Bucharest, Romania. This community takes care of about 220 orphans, handicapped children and children from families with financial hardships. Read more...

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