Parish Administration

His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa, Diocesan Bishop

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His Grace, Bishop Gregory of Nyssa, is the spirtual leader of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese, which maintains offices at 312 Garfield Street, Johnstown, Pennsylvania,  15906.

His Grace, Bishop Gregory was consecrated as Bishop and enthroned as the Ruling Hierarch of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA  on November 27, 2012.

His Grace celebrates his Name's Day  (St. Gregory Palamas) on November 14/27.

Under His Grace's care is our Diocesan Christ the Saviour Seminary, also in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, which trains future priests and deacons of our Diocese.  In addition, the Diocese maintains Camp Nazareth Youth and Retreat Center in Mercer, Pennsylvania.

Bishop Gregory also serves as Episcopal Liaison to the Orthodox Christian Fellowship and Chairman of Committee for Agencies and Endorsed Organizations of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America.


Very Rev. Protopresbyter Peter Paproski, Presiding Priest

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Very Rev. Protopresbyter Peter Paproski has served St. John's Parish since 1993. He was ordained as deacon in June of 1993 and as priest in November 1993 by His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the U.S.A. He was elevated to the rank of Protopresbyter in March of 2009.

In addition to serving as Pastor of St. John's  Fr. Peter serves as Director of the Diocesan Apostolate For Information Technology and Communications; National Senior ACRY Youth Organization Spiritual Advisor; and as member of the Diocesan Youth Apostolate and Religious Education Commission.

Fr. Peter also is involved with College Campus Ministry, presently serving as the Northeastern Regional Chaplain of Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF).  

Fr. Peter and Pani Carol are the parents of two sons, Daniel and Timothy.