Bishop Gregory Celebrates Eighth Anniversary of Consecration As Bishop

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, 2020, to His Eminence, Metropolitan Gregory of Nyssa on the eighth anniversary of his Consecration and Enthronement as Ruling Diocesan Bishop. Today is also His Eminence's Name's Day,  St Gregory Palamas, as celebrated on the Julian Calendar.

The past eight years  have been a joy  for the clergy and the faithful of the Diocese as they have worked together with His Eminence in the Vineyard of the Lord.  His Eminence has continued his travels throughout the Diocese while being called upon to conduct numerous retreats and lectures within and outside the Diocese.  His Eminence has represented the Diocese at numerous Inter-Orthodox and Ecumenical gatherings.

Metropolitan Gregory's eight years of service as Bishop has been marked with additional responsibilities related to his duties as Episcopal Liaison to the Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF). and as Secretary of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America.  He has also recently served as chairman of the Covid -19 Task Force.  While assuming these additional responsibilities,  His Eminence has continued to make the spiritual care of our Diocesan faithful, and  youth in particular, his top priority, attending all  Junior and Senior ACRY Youth meetings and events and  actively participating in the Summer Camping Program at Camp Nazareth.  

On this milestone in His Eminence's ministry in the Vineyard of the Lord, 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 Metropolitan 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!