Press Releases - 2015

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Kulis Foundation Offers Matching Grant For The Diocesan Lenten Youth Project

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

JOHNSTOWN, PA --- The Diocesan Chancery is pleased to announce that the National Jr. ACRY has received a matching funds grant from the John C. Kulis Charitable Foundation up to $10,000 in support of their Annual Lenten Youth Project. As the faithful of the Diocese are aware, the National Junior ACRY undertakes each year a Lenten Youth Project to promote the teachings of Christ to fulfill the needs of others through good works of charity. For many years now the National Junior ACRY has supported the work of the Diocesan inner city mission of Saint John the Compassionate in Toronto. This project is ongoing Read more...

Diocesan Priest Leads Real Break Trip to Slovakia!

Saturday, March 07, 2015

Johnstown, PA [Diocesan Chancery] -- Very Rev. Protopresbyter Luke Mihaly, Pastor of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church of Danbury, CT and Dean of the New England Deanery, is presently leading an Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) Real Break Trip to St. Nicholas Children's Home in Mezilaborce, Slovakia, which is taking place through March 15, 2015. The St. Nicholas Children’s Home was constituted in 1994 by the Orthodox Church in Presov. In that same year, the St. Nicholas Children’s Home also established a special kindergarten. Read more...

Archpastoral Visit to Charlotte To Be Live Broadcasted

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

JOHNSTOWN, PA [Diocesan Chancery] -- The Divine Services during His Grace, Bishop Gregory's weekend visitation to his home parish of St. Nektarios Greek Orthodox Church in Charlotte, NC with the Myrrh-streaming Icon of the Theotokos Kardiotissa will be live-streamed on the internet and will be available on St Nektarios's parish website. The Schedule of Divine Services is as follows: Fri March 6 - 7:00 pm Salutations To The Theotokos. Sat March 7 - 6:00 pm Presentation By His Grace Bishop Gregory followed by Great Vespers at 7:00 pm Read more...

Follow Bishop Gregory's Holy Week Pilgrimage On Line!

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

JOHNSTOWN, PA [Diocesan Chancery] -- His Grace, Bishop Gregory, in what has become an annual tradition, embarked yesterday upon a seven day journey to celebrate the Divine Services of Holy Week with the faithful of seven Diocesan Communities. His Grace's itinerary includes: St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Barton, Ohio; Holy Cross Mission in Columbus, Ohio; Sts Cyril and Methodios Church, Mercer, PA; St Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church and St. Nicholas Church, Warren, Ohio; St. Mary's Church, Morgantown, WV; Nativity of Our Lord Church, Manasses, VA and Christ the Saviour Cathedral. Read more...

Eternal Memory - Fr. Matthew Baker

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

JOHNSTOWN, PA The Diocesan Chancery has learned that Fr. Matthew Baker, former Christ the Saviour seminarian and parishioner of Nativity of Our Lord Parish in Manassas, Virginia, and Pastor of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church of Norwich, CT, was tragically killed in a car accident on March 1, 2015 during an evening snow storm, while on the way home from celebrating the Triumph of Orthodoxy Vespers. His children who were traveling in the car with Fr. Matthew were thankfully not injured. Read more...

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