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