Press Releases


82 Total Articles
< Previous  123456789   Next >

Uzhorod Cathedral of Holy Cross

Eternal Memory: +Very Rev. Protopresbyter John Gido

Saturday, November 27, 2021

JOHNSTOWN, PA - [Diocesan Chancery] -- With profound sadness the Diocesan Chancery announces that + Very Rev. Protopresbyter John Gido reposed in the Lord on November 25, 2021 after a brief illness at the age of 93.

Fr. John was born in Erie, Pennsylvania on July 12, 1928, and passed to eternal life on November 25, 2021. Preceding him in death was his beloved wife of 50 years Pani Pauline Kesselak Gido, parents, John E. and Mary A Magdinec Gido, and parents-in-law Andrew and Kathryn Kohan Kesselak, Senior. Surviving is his son John, daughter-in-law Tammy, grandchildren Jacob and Sarah, and daughter Mary, sister-in-law Catherine and husband Nick Timko, in addition to numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

Father John received his elementary and secondary education in the Erie County Public schools, graduating from Erie East High School in 1946. He attended Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania, Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary in Jordanville, New York and attended Christ the Savior Seminary in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, becoming a member of its first class of seminarians. Upon graduation, he married the former Pauline Kesselak of Johnstown, Pennsylvania on September 25, 1954. Read more...

Thanksgiving Greetings

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- It is proper and just to sing to You, to bless You, to praise You, to thank You, to worship You in every place of Your kingdom, for You are God, ineffable, inconceivable, invisible, incomprehensible, ever existing yet ever the same, You and Your only-begotten Son and Your Holy Spirit. You brought us out of non-existence into being and, when we had fallen, You raised us up again, and left nothing undone to lead us to heaven and to bestow upon us Your future kingdom. For all this we give thanks to You and to Your only-begotten Son and Your Holy Spirit, for all that we know and do not know Read more...

Metropolitan Gregory Celebrates Ninth Anniversary of Consecration As Bishop

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- With gratitude to Almighty God, the clergy and the faithful of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese extend their heartfelt congratulations and best wishes, today - November 27, 2020 to His Eminence, Metropolitan Gregory of Nyssa on the ninth anniversary of his Consecration and Enthronement as Ruling Diocesan Bishop. Today is also His Eminence's Name's Day, St Gregory Palamas, as celebrated on the Julian Calendar. Read more...

Eternal Memory: + Pani Eleanor Polanichka

Sunday, November 21, 2021

JOHNSTOWN, PA - [Diocesan Chancery] -- With profound sadness the Diocesan Chancery announces that Pani Eleanor Polanichka, the wife of Very Rev. Protopresbyter Michael Polanichka, reposed in the Lord on Sunday Nov 21, 2021. 

Pani Eleanor was born May 10, 1941, in Nesquehoning, Pa., to George Sr. and Bertha (Medinci) Hazuda. She graduated from Nesquehoning High School in 1959. On June 11, 1960 she married the Very Rev. Protopresbyter Michael Polanichka at St. John's Orthodox Church in Nesquehoning and they just celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary. She and Proto. Michael served in parishes in Bayonne and Rahway, N.J., and moved to Sharon in October 1972. She was the mother to the parish of St. John's Orthodox Church, Sharon/Hermitage. Read more...

Schedule of His Eminence, Metropolitan Gregory For November 2021

Wednesday, November 03, 2021

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

Eternal Memory: +Very Rev. Protopresbyter Lawrence Barriger (Updated 10/4/21)

Friday, October 22, 2021

JOHNSTOWN, PA - [Diocesan Chancery] -- With profound sadness the Diocesan Chancery announces that + Very Rev. Protopresbyter Lawrence  Barriger reposed in the Lord this afternoon,  Oct 2, 2021 at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Philadelphia.

Born on March 2, 1953 in Binghamton, NY, he was the son of the late  Robert and  Josephine (Specik) Barriger.  He graduated in 1976  from Christ the Saviour Seminary with the Bachelor of Theology Degree; he also held a B.A. Degree in Classical Languages from St. Peters College, and a Masters Degree in Religious Education from Princeton Theological Seminary.

Fr. Lawrence was ordained to the Priesthood on August 28, 1976 by Bishop John R. Martin and served parishes in Manville, NJ, Wilpen, PA, Latrobe, PA and St. Michael Church in Freeland, PA from 1987 until his retirement in 2020. Read more...

Schedule of His Eminence, Metropolitan Gregory For October 2021

Sunday, October 10, 2021

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

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...

82 Total Articles
< Previous   123456789   Next >


Get the news via RSS » 

Epistle Reading: Ephesians 2:4-10

Gospel Reading: Luke 10:25-37

Nativity Fast Begins; Guria, Shamuna, and Habib, Martyrs and Confessors of Edessa; Thomas II the New, Archbishop of Constantinople

You are viewing the Old Calendar Readings. View the New Calendar