The Society of Saint John Chrysostom is an ecumenical association of clergy and lay people organized for the purpose of promoting an understanding of Eastern Christianity, and has been in existence in England since 1926, and in the United States since 1998. The United States National Chapter has sponsored and organized the Orientale Lumen Conferences that have been held annually since 1997 in Washington, D.C. and other cities worldwide. These events offer a unique opportunity for laypersons and clergy to meet, discuss topics of mutual interest, and learn from each other's traditions. Orientale Lumen conferences provide a "grass roots" approach to ecumenical dialogue between the Orthodox and Catholic Churches.
Various local chapters have been formed throughout the United States including the Youngstown-Warren Chapter.
Sr. Agnes Helen Knapik, O.S.B. (Byzantine) - April 7, 2021
Norma Grace Kopko - April 3, 2021
Ruth Ann Billcheck - March 21, 2021
Thomas Joseph Nakley - February 18, 2021
Dr. Agnes Martinko - December 1, 2020
Pauline A. Sarantopoulos August 18, 2020
Archpriest George Hutnyan - May 12, 2020
Rev. William Loveless - April 28, 2020
Br. Peter Scalise, S.S.P. - Oct 08, 2018
Dr. Costas Sarantopoulos - Aug 15, 2018
Rev. Kenneth Rick - Mar 21, 2018
Ted Perantinides - Feb 08, 2018
Rev. Joseph Fata - Aug 01, 2016
Vito Rosario Carchedi - May 06, 2016
Dr. Dean J. Lambert - Oct 15, 2015
Protopresbyter Thomas Hopko - Mar 18, 2015
Ernest Zavatsky - Nov 28, 2014
Rev. Andrew Kolitsos - Oct 07, 2014
Margaret McCarthy - Apr 12, 2013
Sr. Mary John Semon, O.S.B. (Byzantine) - Dec 20, 2012
Deacon Nicholas Boccieri - Jun 11, 2011
Aaron Kent - Jul 14, 2010
James A. LaRiccia February 28, 2007
Br. Mark Simon Zavatsky, O.S.B. (Byzantine) - Jul 08, 2005
Front row from left: Anthony Nakley trustee, Fr. Dan Rohan, Socrates Kolitsos President
2nd row: Dominic Mattiussi, Vincent Talley trustee, LorI Demiduk, O.F.S. Vice President, Bishop George Murry, Fr. Joe Witmer, Rich Mattiussi, PhD Treasurer, Msgr. Robert Siffrin.Last row: Fr. Mel Rusnak, Fr. Joe DiStefano Chaplain, Fr. Remus Bleahu and Br. Dominic Calabro
Congratulations to the newly elected Youngstown-Warren Chapter SSJC Executive Board!
Pictured left to right: Trustee #1 Vince Talley, Secretary Ray Nakley, President Socrates Kolitsos, Vice President Lori Demiduk, OFS, Treasurer Rich Matuissi, PhD, and outgoing President Father Daniel Rohan.
Missing: Trustee #2 Anthony Nakley,
Trustee #3 Fr. Ken Bachovsky, and Chaplain Fr. Joe DiStefano .