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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. ==Life==John R. Martin . the future Bishop John, was appointed born on [[August 16January 5]], 19661931 to John and Veronica Mihach Martin in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He attended the schools in Munhall, as [[auxiliary bishop]] to [[Orestes (Chornock) of Agathonikeia|MetrPennsylvania before attending St. Orestes]]Fidelis Seminary and College in Herman, with the title Pennsylvania. He continued his education at Ss. Cyril and Methodius Byzantine Catholic Seminary in Pittsburgh. Following assignments to a number of [[titular bishopparish]] of Nyssaes, by the [[Holy Synod]] of the Ecumenical Patriarchatehe continued graduate studies in philosophy at Stanford University in California. His consecration was on On [[October 6May 29]], 19661955, at Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The consecrating bishops were led by Abp. John was [[Iakovos (Coucouzis) of Americaordination|Iakovasordained]], of to the Holy Priesthood in the [[GOARCH|Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Byzantine Catholic Metropolia of North and South America]], along with Metr. Orestes and Bishop TheodosiosPittsburgh.
Upon After being received into the death of Metr[[Orthodox Church]] in 1966. Fr. Orestes John was elected to the episcopacy on [[February 17August 15]], 19771966, Bpand appointed [[auxiliary bishop]] to [[Orestes (Chornock) of Agathonikeia|Metr. John was named Orestes]], with the ruling title of [[titular bishop ]] of Nyssa, by the [[Holy Synod ]] of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. Notable among his activities His [[consecration of a bishop|consecration]] was on [[October 6]], 1966, at Christ the establishment of Camp Nazareth Saviour Cathedral in MercerJohnstown, Pennsylvania and . The consecrating bishops were led by Abp. [[Iakovos (Coucouzis) of America|Iakovas]], of a program for training the [[deaconGOARCH|Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North and South America]]s, 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. During his episcopacy, Bp. John updated the administrative structure of the Diocese. In 1977, he developed and dedicated a camp and conference center on a 289 acre parcel of donated land in Mercer, Pennsylvania that he named Camp Nazareth. In 1978, he arranged the purchase of a large estate in Tuxedo Park, New York that was dedicated in 1979 as a diocesan monastery with the name of Monastery of the Annunciation. After serving as diocesan hierarch for 18 years, 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. Bp. John’s funeral was held on [[October 4]], 1984, at Christ the Saviour Cathedral.
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 ==External linkSource==*[ acrod.orgdiocese/formerbishops/bishopjohn His Grace, Bishop John (Martin)]
[[Category:Bishops of Nyssa]]

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