Press Releases - 2015

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Diocesan Youth Encounter To Take Place In New York City!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

JOHNSTOWN, PA [Diocesan Chancery] – Due to planned renovations at Camp Nazareth, The National Jr. ACRY will be hosting its Weekend Encounter at St Nicholas Orthodox Church in New York City over Veteran’s Day Weekend. The event will be held from November 6 –8, 2015, and is open to youth ages 8 – 18. You do not have to be a member of the Jr. ACRY to attend. The weekend’s activities will include time for prayer, recreating, learning more about the Faith, and more. During the weekend, you can catch up with old friends, make new friends, and have fun while living the Faith Read more...

Bishop Gregory To Be Keynote Speaker at Holy Trinity Academy Benefit Dinner

Thursday, September 10, 2015

JOHNSTOWN, PA [Diocesan Chancery] - His Grace, Bishop Gregory has graciously accepted the invitation to be the keynote speaker at the Holy Trinity Orthodox Christian Academy and Preschool Annual Faithful Servants Benefit Dinner to be held on Saturday September 26, 2015 at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Warren, Ohio. The benefit dinner is held each year to support the operation of Holy Trinity Academy and Preschool, which is the only Orthodox Christian School in Ohio. It serves students from Preschool to 6th Grade and is in its thirteenth year of service. Bishop Gregory will be accepting donations and gifts in honor or memory of loved ones for Holy Trinity at the banquet. The fundraising goal is $10,000 so that the academic year will start with success! Read more...

2015 National ACRY Convention Commences!

Friday, September 04, 2015

BINGHAMTON, NY -- The 71st Annual National Senior and 32nd National Junior American Carpatho-Russian Youth Convention commenced today at the Double Tree Hilton. Hosted by St Michael's Church and Junior and Senior A.C.R.Y. Chapter 40 of Binghamton, NY, the weekend convention will bring delegates together from ACRY chapters throughout the diocese to chart the course for the coming year. Read more...

Eternal Memory: Bernard Buczak

Thursday, September 03, 2015

JOHNSTOWN, PA - The Chancery has learned that +BERNARD Buczak, the father of Very Rev. Protopresbyter Robert Buczak, fell asleep in the Lord, yesterday, September 2, 2015. Funeral Arrangements are as follows: Visitation will be at VAIA Funeral Home at Twin Valley, 463 Athens Drive, Delmont, PA 15626 on Friday, September 5, 2015 from 2-8 PM. Funeral Mass is on Saturday at 10 AM in St. Sylvester Roman Catholic Church, Slickville, PA. Read more...

Bishop Gregory Participates in Synaxis of Hierarchy of The Ecumenical Throne

Sunday, August 30, 2015

CONSTANTINOPLE [Istanbul, Turkey] -- His Grace Bishop Gregory has arrived safely in Constantinople and is presently participating in a Synaxis (Assembly) of the Hierarchy of the Ecumenical Throne from around the world at the Ecumenical Patriarchate convened upon the invitation and under the Presidency of His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. Official Meetings began on August 29 at Holy Trinity Church in Taksim Square and will continue through September 2. On September 1, following the Divine Liturgy at the Patriarchal Church of St. George, His All Holiness, followed by all the hierarchs, in keeping with an impressive and centuries old tradition, will sign the Act of the New Indiction marking the beginning of the Ecclesiastical New Year. In addition, the day also has been set aside by the Ecumenical Patriarchate as one of prayers for the preservation and protection of the natural environment which is observed by all sister Orthodox Churches in the world. Upon his return from the Synaxis, His Grace will preside over the Annual National ACRY Convention in Binghamton, NY, where on Sunday, September 6, 2015 he will ordain Deacon William Bennett to the Holy Priesthood. Read more...

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