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John (Martin) of Nyssa

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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 [[Orestes (Chornock) of Agathonikeia|Metr. Orestes]], with the title of [[titular bishop]] of Nyssa, by the [[Holy 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. [[Iakovos (Coucouzis) of America|Iakovas]], of the [[GOARCH|Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North and South America]], along 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 [[deacon]]s.
{{succession|
before=?|
title=Titular Bishop of Nyssa<br> ACROD|
years=1966-1977|
after=?}}
{{succession|
before=[[Orestes (Chornock) of Agathonikeia|Orestes (Chornock)]]|
title= Ruling Bishop of Nyssa<br> [[American Carpath-Russian Orthodox Diocese|ACROD]]|
years=1977-1984|
after=[[Nicholas (Smisko) of Amissos|Nicholas (Smisko)]]}}
==External Linklink==
*[http://www.acrod.org/ acrod.org]
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