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His Grace the Right Reverend John (Martin) of Nyssa was the second ruling bishop of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese (ACROD). His episcopacy was cut short by his early death.

Fr. John R. Martin was appointed on August 16, 1966 as auxiliary bishop to Metr. Orestes with the title of Titular bishop of Nyssa by the Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. His consecration was on October 6, 1966 at Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The consecrating bishops were led by Abp. Iakovas, of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North and South America with Metr. Orestes and Bishop Theodosios.

Upon the death of Metr. Orestes on February 17, 1977 Bp. John was named the ruling bishop by the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. Notable among his activities was the establishment of Camp Nazareth in Mercer, Pennsylvania and of a program for training deacons.

Bp. John collapsed and died unexpectedly on September 30, 1984 after speaking at a celebration honoring the Cathedral-Parish dean Protopresbyter John Yurcism and his wife at the fortieth anniversary of their wedding and his ordination to the diaconate and priesthood. Bp. John’s funeral was held on October 4, 1984 at Christ the Saviour Cathedral.


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John (Martin) of Nyssa
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Titular Bishop of Nyssa
ACROD

1966-1977
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Preceded by:
Orestes (Chornock)
Bishop of Nyssa
ACROD

1977-1984
Succeeded by:
Nicholas (Smisko)
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