Press Releases - 2017

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The Lenten Spring Has Come!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- With the setting of the sun and the celebration of Forgiveness Vespers this evening, the season of The Great Fast has been ushered in throughout our God-Saved Diocese and the Orthodox Church throughout the world.

This Holy Season, as His Grace, Bishop Gregory has pointed out in his Lenten Archpastoral Letter " is a truly beautiful period of time filled with moments in which we can focus our hearts and our minds on the grace of God. Through daily prayer, fasting, worship, and giving to others, and by the grace of God our lives will continue to be transformed by Him and our souls will be drawn closer and closer to our Lord Jesus Christ. The primary goal of the Lenten season and all the disciplines of our Orthodox faith is to lead us to Christ."

To assist the faithful in making the most of this holy season, additional resources have been added to our Diocesan Website. Read more...

Archpastoral Letter For Great Lent 2017

Saturday, February 25, 2017

My beloved Faithful Clergy and Laity of our God-Protected Diocese:

As we begin Holy and Great Lent this year on February 27th, I wanted to share with you a few thoughts so that we may journey through the season and arrive safely at the Great Feast of Feasts, Holy Pascha with the proper frame of mind.

Holy and Great Lent is a truly beautiful period of time filled with moments in which we can focus our hearts and our minds on the grace of God. Through daily prayer, fasting, worship, and giving to others, and by the grace of God our lives will continue to be transformed by Him and our souls will be drawn closer and closer to our Lord Jesus Christ.

The primary goal of the Lenten season and all the disciplines of our Orthodox faith is to lead us to Christ. Read more...

Schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory For March 2017

Friday, February 24, 2017

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

Register Now For 2017 Diocesan Lenten Retreats!

Thursday, February 09, 2017

JOHNSTOWN, PA - The Diocesan Chancery is pleased to announce the schedule of the annual Diocesan Lenten Retreats, which are sponsored by the ACRY for the upcoming Lenten Season. These retreats are open to everyone and contain special programing for youth and adults of all ages. Bishop Gregory, along with other talented clergy of the Diocese will offer insightful and inspiring presentations designed to encourage and challenge the faithful to stay focused on the spiritual life as they continue their Lenten Journey to Pascha.

Central Region: Saturday March 25, 2017 at St. Nicholas Church, Homestead, PA from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Eastern Region: Saturday April 1, 2017 at St Francis Center For Renewal, Bethlehem, PA from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm (EST). Read more...

College Student and Young Adult Retreat

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

CAMP NAZARETH, [Mercer, PA] -- The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh and the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese are pleased to announce a co-sponsored retreat for College Students and Young Adults ages 18-35 entitled “Navigating Life Using Your Spiritual Compass”. The Retreat will be held at Camp Nazareth Retreat and Conference Center in Mercer, PA from March 17-19, 2017 and will feature keynote addresses by Very Rev. Dr. Edward Pehanich and Mr. Nick Lionas. The weekend event will be filled with learning, fun, fellowship, worship, and time for reflection and rejuvenation! Visit either pittsburgh.goarch.org or acrod.org for more information and to register for the Retreat. Online registration begins on February 1. If you ever struggle with “staying on track”, or if you ever feel like you don’t know where you’re headed in your life, then don’t miss out on this unique retreat! I Read more...

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