His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa, Diocesan Bishop

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

Under His Grace'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.

Bishop 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.


Rev. Fr. Mark Tyson, Pastor


Father Mark Tyson has been the priest at Dormition (St. Mary's) parish for over 15 years. He was ordained to the priesthood by the late Metropolitan Nicholas (Smisko) on September 10,1995 and has served parishes in Schererville, Indiana and Bridgeport, Connecticut. He holds a bachelor's degree in Russian-Latin American studies from George Mason University and a Licentiate of Theology from Christ the Saviour Seminary. He and his wife Lisa have been blessed with six children and enjoy the love and support of a wonderful, Pan-Orthodox church community.