About The Diocese
The American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the U.S.A. is composed of fourteen regional deaneries (districts): Canada, Chicago, Florida, Johnstown (PA), Mid-Atlantic, New England, New Jersey, New York, Pittsburgh, Pocono, Southern Tier, Tri-State, Washington, D.C., and Youngstown. It is overseen by the ruling Bishop with the assistance of the Diocesan Consistory (senior priests specially selected for their pastoral experience), regional Deans, the Diocesan Board of Trustees and the Diocesan Chancery Staff
There are 81 parishes in the United States and Canada, 91 priests and approximately 8,500 faithful in the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the U.S.A. The diocese is under the canonical protection of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.
Originally founded by immigrants from the Carpatho-Rusyn regions of present-day Slovakia, Poland and Western Ukraine, the diocese today is comprised of peoples of all ethnic backgrounds, many of whom are converts to the faith.
Metropolitan Gregory of Nyssa, Ruling Bishop
Let all of you follow the bishop, as Jesus Christ [follows] the Father; and the presbytery as ye would the apostles; and reverence the deacons as the ordinance of God. Without the bishop let no one do anything connected with the church.
St. Ignatius of Antioch
The ruling Bishop, as his name implies, is the episkopos or overseer of the Diocese. He is the spiritual head of the Diocese and the presiding official of the Board of Trustees. He performs his apostolic labors with the assistance of the Diocesan Chancery (Administration) Office staff, the Board of Trustees and the Consistory (Clergy Consultors).
Diocesan Board of Trustees
His Eminence, Metropolitan Gregory of Nyssa
The Very Rev. Protopresbyter Frank. P. Miloro, Chancellor
The Very Rev. Miles P. Zdinak, Treasurer
The Very Rev. Protopresbyter Kenneth Bachofsky, Consultor
The Very Rev. Peter Zarynow, Consultor
The Very Rev. Protopresbyter Samuel Sherry, Consultor
The Very Rev. Protopresbyter Robert Buczak, Consultor
The Very Rev. Fr. Miles Zdinak, Consultor
Mr. Daniel Breno, Financial Secretary,
Mr. Roger Pavlik, Mr. John Bilanin, Mr. William Korchak, Mr. Lou Mihalko,
Atty. Steven Laduzinsky, Dr. Sharon Peifer-Robinson
Attorney Michael Vaporis, Diocesan Legal Counselor
312 Garfield Street
Johnstown, PA 15906
Business Hours: Mon- Fri 9 am - 4 pm.
The Chancery is closed on civil holidays and great feast days of the Church.
Very Rev. Protopresbyter Frank P. Miloro
Chancellor and Executive Director
Very Rev. Miles Zdinak
Pani Betty Jean Baranik
Pani Elizabeth Zdinak
Ms. Claire Nash