April 16, 2015
With the blessing of His Eminence, Archbishop Melchisidek and His Grace, Bishop Paul, the second Small Parish Forum once again will be sponsored by the Orthodox Church in America’s Archdiocese of Western Pennsylvania and the Diocese of the Midwest at Saint Nicholas Church here June 18-20, 2015.
Early registration is recommended, since the forum will be limited to 70...
February 11, 2015
[Pennsylvania Episcopal dioceses press release] Bishops of the five Episcopal dioceses in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Feb. 11 called on the state legislature to pass the Pennsylvania Non-Discrimination Act, which would prohibit discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in employment, housing, and other public accommodations.
The text of the letter follows.
“As bishops of the Episcopal Church and citizens of the...
February 10, 2015
February 5, 2015
January 29, 2015
The Diocese of the Midwest and the Archdiocese of Western Pennsylvania will host the second annual Small Parish Forum at Saint Nicholas Church here July 18-20 2015.
Titled “Help, Hope, Stability and Identity,” the forum will focus on the needs of “small” parishes throughout the OCA and other Orthodox jurisdictions.
Workshops and presentations will explore ways to assist parishes with memberships of 75 or less souls to achieve stability,...
January 29, 2015
January 26, 2015
On Saturday, January 24, 2015, clergy and faithful from parishes across the Diocese of the West and beyond gathered at historic Holy Trinity Cathedral here for the celebration of the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy, during which Bishop-Elect Daniel [Brum] was consecrated to the Episcopacy as Bishop of Santa Rosa, Auxiliary to His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin of San Francisco and the West....