Parish Administration

His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa, Diocesan Bishop

Voice: (814) 539-9143
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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 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.


Very Rev. Father Michael A. Kleban, Pastor

Phone: (607) 754-8952
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Father Michael was born June 16, 1950, the eldest of the four sons of Caroline and the late Michael Kleban, Jr.  He began serving as an Altar Boy at age 8 in Ss. Peter & Paul Church, Windber, Pa.  He was Cantor of the church from age 14 until entering Christ the Saviour Seminary.  After graduating from high school, he attended the University of Pittsburgh at both the Johnstown and Oakland campuses from 1968-71.  He graduated from Christ the Saviour Seminary in 1975.  He attended West Virginia University from 1975 to 1978.  Fr. Michael received the Master of Divinity degree from St. Tikhon's Seminary in 2001.

Father Michael was ordained to the Holy Priesthood by Bishop John R. Martin on June 8, 1975.  He served St. Mary's Church in Morgantown, West Virginia from 1975-78 and Ss. Peter & Paul Church in Rockaway, New Jersey from 1975-91.  Father Michael has served in St. Mary's Church, Endicott, New York from 1991 to the present.