Nicholas (Smisko) of Amissos

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His Eminence, the Most Reverend Metropolitan '''Nicholas (Smisko)''' is the Metropolitan of the [[American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese]]. Metropolitan Nicholas is the titular metropolitan of Amissos.
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{{stub}}His Eminence the Most Reverend Metropolitan '''Nicholas (Smisko)''' is the Metropolitan of the [[American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese]]. Metropolitan Nicholas is also the titular [[metropolitan]] of Amissos.
  
==Metropolitan==
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==Life==
His Eminence was born on February 23, 1936, and was elected to be a [[bishop]] of the [[Ukrainian Orthodox Church of America]] by Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.  He was consecrated on March 13, 1983 in St. Mary's Church, Allentown, Pennsylvania.  The consecration service was preformed by [[Iakovos (Coucouzis) of America|Archbishop Iakovos]] of the [[Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America]], Metropolitan [[Andrew (Kuschak) of Evkarpia]] of the UOC of America, Bishop John (Martin) of Nyssa of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese, and Bishop Philotheos of Meloa.
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His Eminence was born on [[February 23]], 1936. <!--big jump here--more early info, anyone?-->
  
On September 30, 1984, Bishop John (Martin) died unexpectedly and ACROD was without a diocesan bishop.  In 1985, the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarch elected His Grace, Bishop Nicholas as Ruling Bishop of ACROD. His Grace was enthroned on April 19 he was enthroned by Archbishop Iakovos, at Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Johnstown.
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He was consecrated a [[bishop]] of the [[Ukrainian Orthodox Church of America]] by Holy and Sacred Synod of the [[Ecumenical Patriarchate]]. He was consecrated on [[March 13]], 1983 in St. Mary's Church, Allentown, Pennsylvania. The consecration service was preformed by [[Iakovos (Coucouzis) of America|Archbishop Iakovos]] of the [[Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America]], Metropolitan [[Andrew (Kuschak) of Evkarpia]] of the UOC of America, Bishop John (Martin) of Nyssa of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese, and Bishop Philotheos of Meloa.
  
In 1997 he was elected Metropolitan by the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.
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On [[September 30]], 1984, Bishop John (Martin) died unexpectedly and ACROD was without a diocesan bishop. In 1985, the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarch elected His Grace Bishop Nicholas as Ruling Bishop of ACROD. He was then enthroned on [[April 19]] by Archbishop Iakovos at Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Johnstown.
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In 1997 he was elected metropolitan by the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.
  
 
==External Link==
 
==External Link==
[http://www.acrod.org/mn/]
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*[http://www.acrod.org/mn/ A short ACROD biography]
  
 
[[Category:Bishops]]
 
[[Category:Bishops]]

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His Eminence the Most Reverend Metropolitan Nicholas (Smisko) is the Metropolitan of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese. Metropolitan Nicholas is also the titular metropolitan of Amissos.

Life

His Eminence was born on February 23, 1936.

He was consecrated a bishop of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of America by Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. He was consecrated on March 13, 1983 in St. Mary's Church, Allentown, Pennsylvania. The consecration service was preformed by Archbishop Iakovos of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, Metropolitan Andrew (Kuschak) of Evkarpia of the UOC of America, Bishop John (Martin) of Nyssa of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese, and Bishop Philotheos of Meloa.

On September 30, 1984, Bishop John (Martin) died unexpectedly and ACROD was without a diocesan bishop. In 1985, the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarch elected His Grace Bishop Nicholas as Ruling Bishop of ACROD. He was then enthroned on April 19 by Archbishop Iakovos at Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Johnstown.

In 1997 he was elected metropolitan by the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.

External Link

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