His Eminence, Metropolitan Gregory of Nyssa, Diocesan Bishop

Voice: (814) 539-9143
Email Bishop Gregory

His Eminence, Metropolitan Gregory of Nyssa, is the spirtual leader of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese, which maintains offices at 312 Garfield Street, Johnstown, Pennsylvania,  15906.

His Eminence, Metropolitan Gregory was consecrated as Bishop and enthroned as the Ruling Hierarch of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA  on November 27, 2012.

His Eminence celebrates his Name's Day  (St. Gregory Palamas) on November 14/27.

Under His Eminence's care is our Diocesan Christ the Saviour Seminary, also in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, which trains future priests and deacons of our Diocese.  In addition, the Diocese maintains Camp Nazareth Youth and Retreat Center in Mercer, Pennsylvania.

Metropolitan Gregory also serves as Secretary, Episcopal Liaison to the Orthodox Christian Fellowship and Chairman of Committee for Agencies and Endorsed Organizations of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America.




Reverend Father Vincent Dranginis

Voice: (570) 640-2517
Email Father Vincent

Fr Vincent

Father Vincent is a graduate of two seminaries; Saint Charles Borromeo in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania (2010) and our own Christ the Saviour Seminary in Johnstown, Pennsylvania (2018).

He was tonsured reader and ordained Sub-Deacon by His Eminence, Metropolitan Gregory on May 15, 2018. On May 26, 2018 Father Vincent was joined in marriage to Pani Christyn at Camp Nazareth in Mercer, PA. 

He was then ordained to the Holy Diaconate September 16, 2018 by His Eminence, Metropolitan Gregory at Saint Nicholas of Myra Orthodox Church in New York City, NY

On Sunday March 10, 2019 Deacon Vincent was ordained to the Holy Priesthood through the Laying On of Hands by His Eminence, Metropolitan Gregory at his home parish St. Michael The Archangel Orthodox Church in Saint Clair, PA.

Father Vincent and his wife have been serving here since December 2018.


Saints, Feasts, and Readings for 07/22/2019

Mary Magdalene, the Holy Myrrh-bearer and Equal to the Apostles
Visit the Online Chapel for more daily readings, hymns, a monthly calendar of saints and feasts, and more.