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, and elevated to the rank of Metropolitan in September of 2018.
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 Episcopal Liaison to the Orthodox Christian Fellowship and as Secretary of the Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America.
Rev. Nathaniel Choma, Pastor
After many years of prayer, training, education, spiritual formation and development, Fr. Nathaniel was ordained to the Holy Priesthood through the Ancient Rite of the Laying on of Hands by His Eminence, Metropolitan Gregory of Nyssa at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, Warren Ohio, on September 30, 2018.
A native of Youngstown, Ohio and a life-long member of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church of Warren, Ohio where he faithfully served as an altar server, reader, and subdeacon for many years, Fr. Nathaniel is a 2018 graduate of Christ The Saviour Seminary. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Public Communication from Kent State University.
Fr. Nathaniel and his wife, Pani Nicole, who were married on April 28th of 2018, began their ministry at St Mary's Church on October 15th, 2018.
Fr. Nathaniel and Pani Nicole are blessed to be a part of a wonderful and welcoming parish and look forward to continuing to grow with them, and to welcome new members into our humble parish family.