News & Events - 2018

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Register Now For 2018 National ACRY Convention & Diocesan Family Weekend

Monday, June 25, 2018

JOHNSTOWN, PA [National ACRY] - Holy Ghost Orthodox Church and ACRY Chapter #30 will be the host of the 74th National Senior and 35th National Junior ACRY which will take place Labor Day weekend, August 31st through September 3rd, 2018 at Crowne Plaza Philadelphia - King of Prussia, 260 Mall Boulevard, King of Prussia, PA 19406. This is the same venue that hosted the 2014 ACRY Convention.

A rate of $109 (+ tax) for a double occupancy room has been secured for the weekend. These room rates are also secured for the day before the convention (Aug 30th) to allow everyone the opportunity to visit the area. Read more...

National Jr. ACRY Announces Annual Camp Essay Contest

Saturday, June 09, 2018

JOHNSTOWN, PA [National Junior ACRY] - If you’ve ever been to Camp Nazareth, chances are you can’t wait to go back. Wouldn’t it be great if you were able to go for free?

Each year, the National Jr. ACRY holds a Camp Essay Contest that anyone across the diocese can enter. If your essay is chosen as the winner, the National Jr. ACRY will pay for one full Diocesan week of camp if you are a National Jr. ACRY member. If you are not a member of the National Jr. ACRY, half of your camping week will be paid for. Read more...

Eternal Memory: +Mildred Paproski

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

JOHNSTOWN, PA - With profound sadness the Diocesan Chancery announces that Mildred Paproski, the mother of Very Rev. Protopresbyter Peter Paproski, reposed in the Lord on Tuesday, June 5, 2018.

Mildred Summers Paproski the wife of the late Henry Paproski, was born on August 28, 1930 in Danbury, CT to the late George and Harriett (Case) Summers and has been a life long Newtown, CT resident. She was a bookkeeper for Nutmeg Cleaners, and previously worked for Lovell’s Farm Equipment, and the Paproski family farm, Castle Hill Farm in Newtown. Read more...

Eternal Memory: +Pani Magdalene Blaschak

Monday, May 21, 2018

JOHNSTOWN, PA - With profound sadness the Diocesan Chancery announces that Pani Magdalene Blaschak, the wife of Fr. Thomas Blaschak, reposed in the Lord on Sunday, May 20, 2018.

Funeral arrangements for Pani Magdalene are as follow: Wednesday, May 23rd - 6:00 PM - Panachida at St. John’s Church, Hermitage with viewing and visitation at the Church until 8:00 PM. Thursday, May 24th - 11:00 AM - Funeral Service, St. John’s Church, Hermitage, PA with Interment in the Parish Cemetery, followed by a Memorial Meal in the Parish Hall. Read more...

Camp Nazareth Family Camp 2018

Thursday, May 03, 2018

JOHNSTOWN, PA [Diocesan Chancery] -- Our Diocese is pleased to announce its sixth annual Family Camp at Camp Nazareth this year in conjunction with Family Day. The event is exactly what it sounds like. Families “camping” together in the Camp cabins and participating in a weekend of services, games, discussions, activities and challenges that are all designed to help families deepen their relationship with God and with one another.

This year’s theme – “Being Grateful for Your Family”. Come join His Grace Bishop Gregory in the beautiful environment of Camp Nazareth. Come and learn what it means to be a grateful family. Read more...

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