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Eternal Memory: +Stelian Popescu

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

JOHNSTOWN, PA - With profound sadness the Diocesan Chancery announces that +Stelian Popescu father of Pani Alexandra Urban, reposed in the Lord on Monday, December 30, 2019 in Romania. The funeral is at the family parish church on Friday, January 3rd. Diocesan Clergy and faithful are asked to remember the Newly Departed  Servant Stelian in prayer.  Prayers  for safety-in-travel to Romania and back for the Urban Family are also requested.  Read more...

Third Annual Seniors Retreat May 12-14, 2020

Friday, December 27, 2019

JOHNSTOWN, PA -- [Diocesan Chancery]  Our Diocese is pleased to announce its third annual Senior Retreat which will take place at Camp Nazareth Retreat and Conference Center in Mercer, PA from May 12-14, 2020. The Retreat will feature keynote addresses by Very Rev. Jonathan Tobias. His Eminence Metropolitan Gregory is inviting all our Diocesan Seniors, ages 55 and over, to join him for 2 days of fellowship, prayer, and rejuvenation. The Theme of the Retreat – “Coping with Change: Reflections on Hebrews 13:8 – “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever” will help our Seniors navigate the many challenges they face all while remaining focused on and committed to our Lord. It will include worship, fellowship, learning, fun, time for reflection and relaxation, and time spent with our Diocesan Hierarch! 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...

Registration Opens For 2019 Young Women's Encounter

Tuesday, April 09, 2019

JOHNSTOWN, PA --  [Diocesan Chancery] -  Registration is now open for the SIXTH Annual Diocesan Young Women's Encounter which will take place from Sunday, June 30th to Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 at Saints Peter and Paul Church in Windber, PA. We encourage our young women, ages 12 to 18 to attend.

This engaging experience will highlight how young women can live our Orthodox Faith and serve the Church with their own unique gifts. The YWE is designed specifically for our young women to provide them an opportunity to spend time in fellowship with each other, have fun, and pray together. This year we will have the blessing to spend some time at the Orthodox Monastery of the Holy Transfiguration in Ellwood City, PA. Read more...

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