Press Releases - 2014

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Sunday of Orthodoxy At The Cathedral

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- On Sunday, March 9, 2014, His Grace Bishop Gregory led the faithful of Christ the Saviour Cathedral in the celebration of Divine Liturgy and Vespers for the Sunday of Orthodoxy. The cathedral celebration included a procession with icons prior to Divine Liturgy by the Cathedral children, and Pan-Orthodox Vespers in the afternoon with clergy from the Johnstown Deanery and area Orthodox Churches. His Grace, Bishop Gregory was the homilist at Vespers. Read more...

Eternal Memory: Peter Holubz Jr.

Thursday, March 06, 2014

JOHNSTOWN, PA - The Chancery been advised that +PETER HOLUBZ, Jr, the father of Pani Deborah Zak, fell asleep in the Lord on Wednesday night, March 5. The funeral arrangements are as follows: Viewing is at the Moskal-Kennedy Funeral Home, Corner of Ohio Street and Highland Avenue, in the Moxham section of Johnstown, on Friday, March 7, 2014 from 2-4 PM and 6-9 PM. The Funeral Service will be served at 7 PM by Fr. R. Michael Zak. Funeral Divine Liturgy will be celebrated on Saturday March 8, 2014 at 10 AM in SS. Peter and Paul Ukrainian Orthodox Church on St.Clair Road in Johnstown with Father Mark Phillips (Pastor), celebrant. Read more...

Sunday of Orthodoxy Service to Be Live Broadcast From Cathedral

Thursday, March 06, 2014

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- Christ the Saviour Cathedral will be the host of the Greater Johnstown, PA Pan-Orthodox Vespers on the Sunday of Orthodoxy, March 9, 2014. His Grace Bishop Gregory will preside and preach at the 3:00 pm Vespers Service. As an outreach to the shut-ins and homebound, the service will be broadcast live via the internet. The service will also be recorded for later viewing Read more...

Archpastoral Letter For Great Lent 2014

Saturday, March 01, 2014

My beloved Faithful Clergy and Laity of our God-protected Diocese: As we begin Great Lent on March 3rd, 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. Read more...

Catechetical Homily Of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew For Great Lent 2014

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Beloved brothers and sisters in the Lord, Our Orthodox Church recommends that, during this period of Great Lent, we focus our attention toward sincere repentance, “the melting pot of sin,” according to St. John Chrysostom. Repentance is the first topic of our Lord Jesus Christ’s preaching and the very essence of the Christian teaching. It is the Church’s daily invitation to us all. Despite this, many of us have not truly experienced repentance. We sometimes feel that it does not concern us personally because we have not “come to ourselves” in order to comprehend and contemplate how we may have committed any sin. However, as we are taught by the wise teacher of the spiritual life, Abba Isaac the Syrian, and as most of the Church Fathers proclaim through experience, repentance is necessary even for the perfect. Read more...

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