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.
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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[[Category:Bishops of Nyssa]]