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Academic Year Commences at Christ the Saviour Seminary

Monday, September 13, 2021

JOHNSTOWN, PA --[Christ The Saviour Seminary] - The seminarians at Christ the Saviour Seminary gathered for the first day of the Fall 2021 Semester for a day-long retreat provided by Father Miles Zdinak, Spiritual Director.  

This year's students include Aydin Zill, Dylan Kelemecz, Tom Kovalak and Nicholas Worobey.  Read more...

Diocesan Parenting Workshop Series

Monday, August 23, 2021

JOHNSTOWN, PA --[Diocesan Chancery] --Our Diocese is pleased to announce its next 3 Parenting Workshops in its Series of Parenting Workshops entitled “Raising Believing Children”.  The next 3 Workshops will be hosted by:

St. Michael’s Church, Binghamton, NY – Saturday, September 25, 2021

St. John’s Church, East Pittsburgh, PA – Saturday, October 16, 2021

Holy Resurrection Church in Potomac, MD on Saturday, November 6, 2021 

The Workshops are designed to help parents learn more about the “craft” of parenting and help them raise their children in the Faith.  Read more...

Join Our Diocesan Effort to Support OCMC Trek4 Missions

Thursday, August 19, 2021

JOHNSTOWN, PA  --[Diocesan Chancery]  With the Blessing of Metropolitan Gregory, the National Sr. ACRY is leading a Diocesan Effort to support OCMC'S Trek For Missions Campaign to Raise Funds for Orthodox Missionaries throughout the world at the upcoming Convention in Binghamton, NY.

All are invited (you need not be an ACRY member)  to join the ACRY Convention 21 Team and walk, run, or cycle on Sunday Sept 5th at 1:00 pm at Otsiningo park in Binghamton, NY along the banks of the Chenango River.

Those not attending the ACRY Convention this year can join the trek at an alternate place and time at their convenience. Read more...

Schedule of His Eminence, Metropolitan Gregory For Aug and Sept 2021

Thursday, August 12, 2021

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The schedule of His Eminence, Metropolitan Gregory of Nyssa for August and September 2021 has been released by the Diocesan Chancery. Read more...

Eternal Memory: +Deacon Thomas Yawkey

Sunday, August 08, 2021

JOHNSTOWN, PA - [Diocesan Chancery] -- With profound sadness the Diocesan Chancery announces that +Deacon Thomas Yawkey, Age 82, reposed in the Lord on Friday August 6, 2021 at a hospice-care facility in Laurel, MD.   

Deacon Thomas was the son of the late Daniel T. and Catherine (Hovan) Yawkey; beloved husband of the late Margret (Gillespie) Yawkey; father of Shaun N. and Brian M. (Jessica Kim) Yawkey; grandfather of Jayden Yawkey; and brother of Daniel R. Yawkey. He was a Professor Emeritus of 40 years at Penn State University

The late Deacon Thomas and the late Margaret Yawkey were married in St. Nicholas Church of Homestead, PA.  Fr Deacon Thomas was ordained to the Diaconate by His Eminence, Metropolitan Gregory on April 27, 2014 at St. John The Baptist Orthodox Church in Hawk Run, PA

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

On Wednesday, August 11th, the Panachida will be sung at the Savolskis-Wasik-Glenn Funeral Home on Main Street in Munhall, PA.  The Funeral Service will be sung on Thursday, August 12th at 10 AM in St. Nicholas Church, Homestead.  Interment is in Braddock Hills Cemetery, Braddock PA.  Read more...

Register Now for 2021 National Sr. ACRY Convention To be Held in Person in Binghamton, NY

Friday, July 30, 2021

JOHNSTOWN, PA  --  [National Sr. ACRY]   The National Sr. ACRY is pleased to announce that it is now possible to register online for the 2021 National Sr. ACRY Convention to be hosted by St. Michael Orthodox Church ACRY Chapter of Binghamton, NY on Labor Day Weekend  (Sept 3-6, 2021)  The  DoubleTree by Hilton hotel at 225 Water Street, Binghamton, has been selected as the 2021 Convention Headquarters, with a special Convention nightly room rate of $115 (up to 4 guests per room).

Reservations may be made on Hilton.com (Group Code: ACR) or by phone (607-722-7575; mention ACRY). Read more...

2021 National Sr. ACRY Convention To be Held in Person in Binghamton, NY

Thursday, July 01, 2021

JOHNSTOWN, PA  --  [National Sr. ACRY]   The National Sr. ACRY is pleased to announce that the 2021 National Sr. ACRY Convention will be hosted by St. Michael Orthodox Church ACRY Chapter of Binghamton, NY Labor Day Weekend  (Sept 3-6, 2021)  The  DoubleTree by Hilton hotel at 225 Water Street, Binghamton, has been selected as the 2021 Convention Headquarters, with a special Convention nightly room rate of $115 (up to 4 guests per room).

Reservations may be made on Hilton.com (Group Code: ACR) or by phone (607-722-7575; mention ACRY). Read more...

Schedule of His Eminence, Metropolitan Gregory For June and July 2021

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The revised schedule of His Eminence, Metropolitan Gregory of Nyssa for June and July 20121 has been released by the Diocesan Chancery. Read more...

Eternal Memory: +Deacon Stephen Hall

Sunday, June 13, 2021

JOHNSTOWN, PA - [Diocesan Chancery] -- With profound sadness the Diocesan Chancery announces that +Deacon Stephen Hall reposed in the Lord on The Feast of Ascension, June 10, 2021. 

Born on August 9, 1942 in Brunswick, Maine, Deacon Stephen was the son of the late Thurland C. Hall and the late Norma E. Hall. He earned his Master’s Degree and worked as a computer software engineer for many years before retiring. He also served in the United States Air Force and was a member of the Boy Scouts of America, earning recognition as a Silver Beaver. Stephen was a friend to all who crossed his path.

Stephen is survived by his loving wife, Nancy J. Hall (Koval); son, Michael P. Hall (Cindy L.); grandson, Michael C. Hall; sister, Ellen Hall Campbell.
Deacon Stephen was preceded in death by father, Thurland C. Hall; mother, Norma E. Hall; brother, Phil Hall.

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Archpastoral Letter For Pascha 2021

Saturday, May 01, 2021

Today I greet you with great love and joy in the Name of our Lord, God and Saviour Jesus Christ following His glorious Resurrection. On Great and Holy Pascha, we behold the triumph of Christ, as He rose from death to life, from darkness of the tomb into the Light. With the Resurrection of Christ, all Creation is filled with a new Light of life and joy. On this Feast of Feasts, this Holy Day of Holy Days, we all proclaim the only truth that matters, the Truth that Christ is Risen!

This year we have experienced a different Great Lent, Holy Week and Pascha from that which we did last year with the arrival of the Coronavirus known as Covid-19.  This invisible entity has attacked us in a vicious way. Millions of people have been exposed to the virus showing no symptoms. Read more...

 
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