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.



Fr Matthew Conjelko, Presiding Priest

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Fr. Matthew grew up in Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Windber, PA where he served as an altar boy and choir member. He completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology with a minor in Philosophy from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) in 1986. He attended graduate schools at Marywood University in Scranton, PA and St. Francis University in Loretto, PA and completed a Master of Arts Degree in Labor Relations at IUP in 1991.

Fr. Matthew married Mary-Margaret Wiker in 1993 and completed the Diocesan diaconate program later that same year. He was tonsured a reader, ordained a Sub-deacon in January of 1994, and was ordained Deacon in February 1994 by Metropolitan Nicholas of Amissos of blessed memory. Fr. Matthew completed studies at Christ the Savior Seminary in Johnstown, PA, and on August 6, 2006 Metropolitan Nicholas ordained Fr. Matthew to the Priesthood. In October of 2006, Fr. Matthew was assigned as Pastor of Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Homer City.

Fr. Matthew and Pani Mary-Margaret have 4 children: Matthew, Maggie, Maksym, and Marina.


Sub-deacon:  Brett Stiteler

Cantor - Debbie Sasala

Church Council President - Michael Charnego