His Eminence, Metropolitan Gregory of Nyssa, Diocesan Bishop
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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 Michael Foster
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Father Michael is a 2019 graduate of Christ the Saviour Seminary in Johnstown, Pennsylvania (2018).
He was ordained to the Diaconate by His Eminence, Metropolitan Gregory on April 7, 2019 at Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Johsntown, PA.
On Sunday June 16, 2019 (Pentecost Sunday) Deacon Michael was ordained to the Holy Priesthood through the Laying On of Hands by His Eminence, Metropolitan Gregory at his home parish of The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Orthodox Church in Morgantown, WV.
On August 1, 2019, Father Michael was assigned as Pastor of St. Mary's parish and he and his wife Pani Jessica have taken up residence in the parish Rectory.