22 February 2011

Metropolitan Nicholas: A unifying figure among Carpatho-Rusyns

Metropolitan Nicholas

Metropolitan Nicholas of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the U.S.A. formally celebrates his 75th birthday today at Christ the Savior Cathedral in Johnstown, Pennsylvania with a Moleben of Thanksgiving.

The diocese is streaming video of the service, starting at 3:45 p.m.  Central time.

You can also send birthday wishes to the Metropolitan at metropolitan.nicholas@acrod.org

His birthday received notice in Monday's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, where religion writer, who noted that in our Carpatho-Rusyn "religious culture plagued by in-fighting and schism, Metropolitan Nicholas ... has worked to heal rifts between Orthodox and Catholic Christians."

Metropolitan Nicholas has also been an enthusiastic supporter of the Carpatho-Rusyn Society.

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