Carpatho-Rusyn Orthodox Information about Saint Nicholas

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Carpatho-Rusyn Orthodox Church

The American Carpatho-Rusyn Orthodox Diocese in the USA is under the authority of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey,) and includes parishes in the US and Canada. The Carpatho-Rusyn (also called Carpatho-Russian) peope hark from the area of Europe roughly between the Baltic Sea and the Capathian Mountains. Though they are Slavic, they are not actually ethnically Russian. The diocese was created in 1938 from Eastern-Rite (i.e., formerly Orthodox) Carpatho-Russian Greek Catholic ["Uniate"] Churches in the US, comprising approximately 100,000 faithful, that returned to Orthodoxy.

We rejoice at the consecration to the episcopacy and enthronement of Bishop Gregory to lead the Carpatho-Russian Archdiocese. He replaces Metropolitan Nicholas, who fell asleep in the Lord in March of 2011. Many years!

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