Metropolis Policies during Pandemic (all phases: red, yellow, green)

Compilation of all policies promulgated since mid-March regarding parish services and operations during Coronavirus pandemic.

Patience (Waiting and Hope)

More often than not the answer to our prayer to God is "Wait, in *my* good time I will do this for you. Wait."

The Road Ahead

Metropolis policies for the reduction of pandemic-related restrictions

Resources: CARES Act and Digital Toolkit

Parish communities can benefit from the recently passed Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act in a few key ways. The Archdiocese has also prepared a one-stop resource page to...

Metropolitan's Pastoral Letter and Directives regarding Pandemic

We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed— always carrying about in the body the...

Oratorical Festival—Growing in Faith, Empowering Leaders

One of the keystone programs of our Archdiocesan youth ministries is the St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival, which annually offers children in grades 7-12 the opportunity to deepen their...

OCF College Conference

College Conference is a wonderful opportunity to develop knowledge of the faith, discuss meaningful and relevant topics, and cultivate connections with a pan-Orthodox group of students.

Exploring Musical Connections

“How Sweet the Sound” is an innovative musical event taking place February 1 at 3:00 p.m. at Annunciation Cathedral in Columbus.

​Metropolis Folk Dance Festival enjoyed (attended) by 300+

The Metropolis FDF brought together Dancers & their families from parishes throughout the Metropolis, including those as far away as Holy Cross, Stroudsburg and St. Nicholas, Bethlehem, on...

Presvyteres Retreat, Recharge

“For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.” (Matthew 18:20)

Eastern Region Brothers in Law and Spirit Ordained, Priests Honored

From mid-August to mid-September, there were 2 ordinations, 2 new assignments, and 2 honorary elevations in the Eastern Region of the Metropolis

September 26-28 Metropolis Clergy-Laity, Philoptochos, & Youth Workers Assembly: Camp Hill, PA

The annual gathering of clergy and lay leaders from around the Metropolis will be hosted by the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Camp Hill, PA.

The Assembly will begin with the...

Historic Altoona Parish Celebrates Centennial & Icon Blessing

His Eminence Metropolitan Savas joined the members of the Holy Trinity GOC of Altoona over the first weekend in June to celebrate over 100 years of their Orthodox witness in Blair County.

Thank You

During the 4th session of Summer Camp, approximately 60 Graduates were given the opportunity to express their feelings via Graduate Speeches.

National Missions & Evangelism Conference: Columbus OH

The Metropolis of Pittsburgh is hosting the next National Missions & Evangelism Conference at Annunciation Cathedral in Columbus, Feb. 3-5, 2020.

6th Annual St Photios Banquet Honors Volunteers

Over 700 attendees gathered on May 11 to celebrate the selfless contributions of 73 awardees representing 37 parishes as the Metropolis.

Stave the Date: Metropolis Assembly

Save the Date: September 26-28, 2019
Metropolis Clergy-Laity Assembly

Young Adult, Youth Stewardship

Make plans to join the Metropolis Stewardship team on June 27 at 4:30 PM when we welcome Steven Christoforou (of Be The Bee and Y2AM) to our monthly video conference.

Rising Against Hunger in Columbus

Nearly 100 volunteers packaged 12,996 meals in under two hours as Annunciation Columbus participated in 'Rise Against Hunger' on April 3 following Pre-Sanctified Liturgy.

Susquehanna River Blessed

On January 27 the Orthodox Communities of the Greater Harrisburg area gathered in the afternoon to sanctify the Susquehanna River.