Press Releases - 2017

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Camp Nazareth Family Camp 2017

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

June 9-11,2017

Our Diocese is pleased to announce its fifth 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 – “Your Family’s Sacred Story”. Jesus and His family fled to Egypt. Noah and his family entered the ark. Abraham and his family left their home. Lot and his family fled Sodom. Stories of faith and God’s mercy are part of every family’s Sacred Story. Read more...

Diocesan Parishes Invited To Submit Holy Week and Pascha Photos!

Sunday, April 02, 2017

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- Diocesan Parishes are cordially invited to submit via email up to 3 photos of this year's Holy week and Paschal services for inclusion in a special photo gallery, "Pascha throughout the Diocese".

It is asked that parishes avoid sending low resolution cell phone camera quality photos as they may also be included in The Church Messenger

Please email photos to media@acrod.org Please put in the body of the e-mail the name of the parish, and a brief captions describing the photos. Please do not send captions as attached document files. Read more...

Diocesan Priest Featured on Orthodox Christian Fellowship Podcast!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- Fr. William George, the Pastor of our Diocesan Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Rockaway, NJ. was recently featured on the March 2017 Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) Podcast, OCF All Stars - Spiritual Advisors.

Fr. William joined OCF Media Student Leader Dan Bein in a conversation about some of the unique challenges Father William encounters, as a spiritual advisor for the OCF chapter of County College of Morris--giving room for others to work, leading discussions, and maintaining the peace. Read more...

Schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory For April 2017

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa for April 2017 has been released by the Diocesan Chancery. Read more...

Camp Church Sketch Presented to Bishop Gregory

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

MERCER, PA -- [Camp Nazareth] On Sunday, March 19, at Camp Nazareth, following the Divine Liturgy which was the conclusion of the Young Adult Retreat at the Camp, a special presentation was made to Bishop Gregory by Kassi Tofani, a member of our diocesan parish of St. John’s in Hermitage. Kassi attended the Liturgy together with her parents, Gino and MaryAnn Tofani. She presented His Grace with a sketch she drew of the Camp Church which will be framed and placed in the Business Wing of the Camp. The sketch is tremendously detailed and tremendously beautiful! Read more...

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