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Eternal Memory: +Protopresbyter George Havrila

Sunday, July 21, 2019

JOHNSTOWN, PA - With profound sadness the Diocesan Chancery announces that Protopresbyter George Havrila, long time priest of the Diocese, reposed in the Lord on Saturday, July 20, 2019.

Funeral  arrangements for Fr. George are as follows:

Thursday, July 25:

3:00 PM - Entrance of the body into Descent of the Holy Spirit Church in Schererville, IN and Panachida, followed by Visitation

7:00 PM - Funeral Service for a Priest

Friday, July 26

9:00 AM - Visitation at The Descent of the Holy Spirit Church, Schererville, IN

10:00 AM - Funeral Divine Liturgy Read more...

Orthodox Youth Mission Team (OYMT) Leaves for ASP Trip to Barbourville, KY

Friday, July 05, 2019

JOHNSTOWN, PA --- [Diocesan Chancery]-- The Orthodox Youth Mission Team left this morning, July 6th from Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Danbury, CT and St Barbara Greek Orthodox Church in Orange, CT to participate in the Appalachian Service Project (ASP) in Barbourville, KY. This marks OYMT’s 9th year of doing youth mission work. This year more than 70 Orthodox youth and adult leaders from Florida, California, Texas, Kentucky, Maryland, New York and Connecticut will come together to serve our Lord by working with families in Appalachia to help make their” homes warmer, safer and drier.” Another group of about 30 Orthodox Christians from North Carolina and New Jersey has just completed a week long work session in the same location. Read more...

Revised Schedule of His Eminence, Metropolitan Gregory For July and August 2019

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The revised schedule of His Eminence, Metropolitan Gregory of Nyssa for July and August 2019 has been released by the Diocesan Chancery. Read more...

Revised Schedule of His Eminence, Metropolitan Gregory For June 2019

Friday, June 14, 2019

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The schedule of His Eminence, Metropolitan Bishop Gregory
of Nyssa for June2019 has been released by the Diocesan Chancery. Read more...

Eternal Memory: +Pani Charlotte Conjelko

Friday, June 07, 2019

JOHNSTOWN, PA - With profound sadness the Diocesan Chancery announces that Pani Charlotte Conjelko, the wife of Fr. William Conjelko, and the sister of Very Rev. Fr. John Pribish, reposed in the Lord on Wednesday, June 5, 2019.

Funeral  arrangements for Pani Charlotte are as follows:

Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 9, 2019, at Geisen Funeral & Cremation Services, 7905 Broadway Ave., Merrillville, IN 46410 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM with a Trisagion Service to be held at 5:00 PM. 

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, June 10, 2019, at 10:00 AM DIRECTLY at Ss. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 8000 Madison St, Merrillville, IN 46410.

Pennsylvania arrangements will include Visitation on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 from 9:00 AM (EST) until time of Funeral Service at 11:00AM (EST) at Ss. Peter & Paul Orthodox Church, 141 Hoffman Farm Road in Windber, PA.  Interment to follow in Ss. Peter & Paul Orthodox Cemetery. Read more...

Eternal Memory: +Mary Kowarek

Friday, May 24, 2019

JOHNSTOWN, PA - With profound sadness the Diocesan Chancery announces that Mary Kowarek, the mother of Pani Kathleen Dutko, reposed in the Lord on Thursday, May 24, 2019.

Born July 17, 1920, Mary was the daughter of John and Susan Bolas. She grew up in the First Ward and graduated from Binghamton Central High School. She worked as an administrative assistant at I.B.M. Endicott until her marriage to 2nd Lt. Francis Kowarek in July 1944. Her greatest joy was tending to her home and caring for her family. Read more...

2019 Diocesan Altar Boy Retreat

Friday, May 03, 2019

JOHNSTOWN, PA - Plans are underway for the Annual Altar Boy Retreat which will take place from Sunday evening, June 30th (Registration is from 6pm till 8 p.m.) until Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019.

The Retreat will once again take place at Christ the Savior Seminary, Cathedral and  Education Center in Johnstown and at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Windber, PA.  This year's outing will be to Coal Tubing for a tube ride down the Stoney Creek River. This is the time and place for our faithful Altar Servers to join other Altar Boys from all over our Diocese. Read more...

Schedule of His Eminence, Metropolitan Gregory For May 2019

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The schedule of His Eminence, Metropolitan Bishop Gregory
of Nyssa for May 2019 has been released by the Diocesan Chancery. Read more...

Archpastoral Letter For Pascha 2019

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Today I greet you with great love and joy in the Name of our Lord 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!

We gather together as family and friends, in joy  and in love, celebrating the presence of the Risen Lord in our midst, and singing with one voice the triumphant hymn Read more...

Patriarchal Encyclical for Holy Pascha 2019

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Having run the course of the race of Holy and Great Lent in prayer and fasting, and having reached the salvific passion of Christ God, today we are rendered participants in the joy of His splendid Resurrection.

The experience of Resurrection belongs to the core of Orthodox identity. We celebrate the Lord’s Resurrection not only during the feast of Holy Pascha and the ensuing paschal period, but on each Sunday and at each Divine Liturgy, which is always a luminous festivity. The Christian life in all its dimensions – in divine worship as well as in our life and witness in the world – bears a resurrectional spirit and is shaken by the victory of the risen Christ over death and by the expectation of His eternal kingdom. Read more...

 
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