Metropolitan Nicholas, the former ruling Hierarch of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese, was born on February 23, 1936. The son of the late Anna (Totin) and Andrew Smisko, he was a priestly vocation from Saint John the Baptist Church, Perth Amboy, New Jersey. Throughout his youth, he served as an altar boy and in the choir and learned the Carpatho-Russian Plain Chant. Read Full Text...
JOHNSTOWN, PA - Metropolitan Nicholas, 75, spiritual leader of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the U.S.A., reposed in the Lord today, March, 13, 2011 after waging a courageous battle with cancer... Full Text