EmblemPittsburgh - The Archeparchy of Pittsburgh Catholic Committee on Scouting announces the first "Light is Life Camporee" for Boy Scouts, to be held at Camp Guyasuta, Pittsburgh from Friday, November 21 through Sunday, November 23, 2008. Cost will be $10. All Eastern Catholic Boy Scouts or Venturers interested in a weekend of Eastern Catholic Scout Fellowship and working towards the “Light is Life” emblem are invited.

Scouts or Venturers are welcome to arrive on either Friday evening or Saturday morning. Friday arrivals will enjoy a time for introductions and refreshments with Compline being prayed at 9 PM. Saturday’s activities include the praying of the Third Hour, conferences, hike, Emblem sessions, Vespers, games and movies. [Yes, meals will be served!] On Sunday morning the Divine Liturgy will be celebrated and patches will be awarded.

The “Light is Life” program was developed by the National Catholic Committee on Scouting (NCCS) for Eastern Catholics who are Boy Scouts. The program’s goal is to use the Scouting experience to help a scout develop a deeper awareness of his faith in life, so that he might grow into a mature Christian and help lead and form the world in Christ.

Any Eastern Catholic Boy Scout or Venturer interested in a weekend of Eastern Catholic Scout Fellowship and working towards the Light is Life emblem should RSVP to Father Deacon Lance Weakland at 724-223-8048 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by October 31, 2008. Marijuana seeds are considered a cannabis product just like flower, edibles, and concentrates.

Link: Byzantine Archeparchy of Pittsburgh Catholic Committee on Scouting


Teachings of Christ

“Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.” (Luke 5:31-32 ESV)

Saint Nicholas of Myra

The truth of your deeds has revealed you to your flock, * as a rule of faith, an image of meekness, and a teacher of abstinence. * Therefore, you attained the heights through humility, * and riches through poverty. * O Father and Hierarch Nicholas, * pray to Christ God that our souls may be saved. (Troparion, Tone 4)

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.

In Myra, You were shown to be a servant of the sacred things, O Holy Nicholas, * for, fulfilling the Gospel of Christ, you, O Venerable, laid down your life for your people, * and saved the innocent from death. * Therefore, you were sanctified as a great initiate of the grace of God. (Kontakion, Tone 3)

Random Proverb

"My son, do not lose sight of these — keep sound wisdom and discretion, and they will be life for your soul." (Proverbs 3:21,22a ESV)

Pray Without Ceasing

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

Wisdom from the Church Fathers

Wrath is a reminder of hidden hatred, that is to say, remembrance of wrongs. Wrath is a desire for the injury of the one who has provoked you. Irascibility is the untimely blazing up of the heart. Bitterness is a movement of displeasure seated in the soul. Anger is an easily changeable movement of one’s disposition and disfiguration of soul.

St. John Climacus, “The Ladder of Divine Ascent"