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Archpastoral Letter for the Nativity 2017/2018
31 Dec 2017 at 2:23pm
Dear Beloved Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

As we celebrate this joyous Feast of the Nativity in the flesh of our Lord, God and Saviour Jesus Christ, I wish to share with you one of my favorite Christmas homilies from the Church Fathers concerning this day. St. John Chrysostom spoke on the Incarnation with these words:

“I behold a new and wondrous mystery!

My ears resound to the shepherd’s song, piping no soft melody, but loudly chanting a heavenly hymn!

Cathedral To Live Broadcast Nativity & Theophany Services!
31 Dec 2017 at 2:29pm
JOHNSTOWN [Christ the Saviour Cathedral] -- The Divine Services of Nativity and Theophany of our Lord at Christ the Saviour Cathedral will be live-streamed on the internet.

The broadcast schedule is as follows:

Nativity Eve: Great Compline - Sat January 6, 2018 - 8:00 pm

Hierarchical Divine Liturgy - Sat January 6, 2018 - 9:00 pm

Schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory For January 2018
3 Jan 2018 at 8:54am
JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa for January 2018 has been released by the Diocesan Chancery.

Schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory For December 2017
5 Dec 2017 at 6:20pm
JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa for December 2017 has been released by the Diocesan Chancery.

Diocesan Family Gathers To Celebrate Bishop Gregory's 5th Anniversary of Cons...
28 Nov 2017 at 4:56pm
On Monday November 27, 2017, our Diocesan Family gathered around our Archpastor, His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa to celebrate his fifth anniversary of Consecration to the Episcopacy.

The day began with a quiet celebration of Divine Liturgy at Christ the Saviour Cathedral where His Grace, assisted by the Cathedral Clergy, Seminarians and other clerics of the Diocese offered prayers of thanksgiving for the blessings of the past five years.

In the evening additional prayers of thanksgiving were offered, followed by a banquet at the Holiday Inn in Johnstown. A beautiful evening of thanksgiving and fellowship was enjoyed by His Grace and scores of Clergy and faithful from the Diocese. Special guests included His Grace's mother Antonia, sister Alexandra and nephew Nathan.

Support OCF on Giving Tuesday
22 Nov 2017 at 3:55pm
JOHNSTOWN, PA [Diocesan Chancery] -- With the Thanksgiving and Nativity Fast Season upon us, the Diocesan Chancery is pleased to provide you information regarding the Orthodox Christian Fellowship’s (“OCF”) Student Leadership Board’s 2017 Giving Tuesday Challenge. Giving Tuesday is November 28, 2017, which is less than a week away. As most of you know, OCF is our Orthodox Church’s campus ministry. You can visit OCF’s website at www.ocf.net to learn more about all of OCF’s programs and events.

Recently in 2017, I agreed to join OCF’s Board of Directors, the governing body of OCF. In addition to OCF’s Board of Directors, OCF has a Student Leadership Board. OCF’s student leaders comprise the Student Leadership Board and develop and plan leadership training, programs, regional and district retreats for our Orthodox college students. All across the United States and Canada, OCF, through its Student Leadership Board, hosts retreats for college students.

Archpastoral Letter For The Nativity Fast 2017
15 Nov 2017 at 3:16pm
My beloved Faithful Clergy and Laity of our God-Protected Diocese:

It is hard to believe that this month marks the fifth anniversary of my Consecration and Enthronement as your Bishop. During my visits to the parishes you have heard me preaching on the state of affairs, locally and globally. Conflicts, wars and senseless violence continue to inflict pain and suffering and spill blood everywhere. I am deeply saddened that peace continues to elude us. Recent events continue to reveal that demonic forces are fighting us, that evil continues to exist in the world. So many innocent people killed and wounded at a concert in Las Vegas. So many innocent killed and wounded in a small church in Texas. Everyday people are dying needlessly in our towns and cities. For what? Can someone please explain it to me? This lack of peace is the direct result of increased selfishness and hatred throughout the world. Whatever we as inhabitants of this planet are doing it is not working, somehow it is not enough. Obviously we as humans cannot achieve peace on our own. We need the help of someone and that someone is the Lord.

Scholarships Available for Diocesan Students Attending CrossRoad Orthodox Sum...
6 Nov 2017 at 8:33pm
JOHNSTOWN, PA [Diocesan Chancery] -- The Diocesan Chancery is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2018 CrossRoad program.

CrossRoad is a ten-day academic summer institute that prepares high school juniors and seniors to make big life decisions and invites them to connect with the Orthodox Christian theological and spiritual tradition. Participants from all over the country come together to experience daily worship, take theology classes from some of the best professors in the country, visit local parishes, serve their neighbor, tour the city, and even spend a day at the beach.

Historically, CrossRoad has been hosted solely on the campus of Hellenic College Holy Cross. This year, we are excited to announce that CrossRoad is expanding to Chicago!

Schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory For November 2017
1 Nov 2017 at 11:23pm
JOHNSTOWN, PA -- The schedule of His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa for November 2017 has been released by the Diocesan Chancery.

Eternal Memory: Pani Anna Kozar
28 Oct 2017 at 6:08pm
JJOHNSTOWN, PA - With great sorrow, the Diocesan Chancery announces the falling asleep in the Lord of Pani Anna Kozar, the wife of the late, Very Rev. Protopresbyter Elias Kozar, Pastor Emeritus of St. Mary's Orthodox Church of Yonkers, NY. on Friday, October 27th.

Pani Anna was born in New York City, on December 8, 1925, to the late Konstantine and Anna (Herko) Yanoscik and was educated in New York City schools. After graduation, she worked for the Morgan Guaranty Trust Company in Manhattan. During the 1980's she worked for Martinelli Publications in Yonkers.

On January 25, 1948, she married Fr. Elias Kozar at St. Nicholas Church in New York City. Fr. Elias was ordained to the holy priesthood on February 1, 1948, and was assigned to St. Mary's Church in Buffallo NY, where the couple lived for three years. In 1951, Father Kozar assumed pastorate at St. Mary's Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Church in Yonkers, where he and Pani Anna resided until Father Kozar's retirement in 1996. They subsequently moved to Newburgh NY.