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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 [[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]] 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
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 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.