Bishop Gregory Celebrates First Anniversary of Consecration to the Episcopacy

JOHNSTOWN, PA --  With gratitude to Almighty God, the clergy and the faithful of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese extend their heartfelt congratulations and best wishes, today - November 27, 2013, to His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa on the first anniversary of his Consecration and Enthronement as Ruling Diocesan Bishop. Today is also His Grace's Name's Day,  St Gregory Palamas, as celebrated on the Julian Calendar.

The past year has been a joyful year for the clergy and the faithful of the Diocese, as they have come to know their new Hierarch. His Grace has indeed been on the move during this past year, having visited nearly 1/3 of the Diocesan parishes, presided over his first Diocesan Council-Sobor, given numerous retreats and lectures within and outside the Diocese and represented the Diocese at numerous Inter-Orthodox and Ecumenical gatherings.

His Grace's keen interest in the welfare of the youth of the Diocese has been clearly seen as well, by his active involvement in the Junior and Senior ACRY Youth Organization and his active participation in the entire three week Summer Camping Program at Camp Nazareth.

On this milestone in His Grace's ministry in the Vineyard of the Lord, on the eve of Thanksgiving, The Diocesan Chancery Staff, The Faculty and Students of Christ the Saviour Seminary, and all the Clergy and Faithful of the Diocese, lift up their voices in prayers of thanksgiving, beseeching Almighty God to Grant Bishop Gregory Many More Years of Good Health, Happiness and Salvation as their Father in Christ and Bishop.

Eis Polla Eti Despota!  Many Years to You Master! Mnohaja Lita Vladika!

Learn more about His Grace's first year as Diocesan Bishop and follow his ongoing pastoral work here