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JOHNSTOWN, PA [Diocesan Chancery] — In an Archpastoral Letter released today, November 1, 2018, His Eminence, Metropolitan Gregory has enthusiastically endorsed a new initiative of the National American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Youth Organization, its inaugaral Annual Stewardship Drive, to benefit charitable activities both within and outside of the Diocese. He has called upon all parishes of the Diocese to support this philanthropic endeavor of the National ACRY during the season of the Nativity Fast (Advent) which will soon begin. The full text of His Eminence’s letter is as follows:

As you are aware, throughout the history of our God-Protected Diocese, the National ACRY (American Carpatho-Russian Youth) Organization has been at the forefront of the youth and philanthropic initiatives of the Diocese.

Throughout the years a tremendous amount of financial support has been offered to our youth in the form of collegiate and seminary scholarships, missionary trips, and projects through the IOCC (International Orthodox Christian Charities) and OCF (Orthodox Christian Fellowship).