Media Coverage of the Repose
of Metropolitan Nicholas

 

Funeral services for Metropolitan Nicholas, March 18

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Attention all Archons, and Archons of the Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese, ARCHON NEWS -- His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America noted with great sorrow the falling asleep in the Lord of Metropolitan Nicholas of Amissos, the Bishop of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in the USA. Metropolitan Nicholas fell asleep in the Lord on Sunday, March 13, 2011, the Sunday of Orthodoxy and the 28th anniversary of his ordination to the episcopacy. Read more...

Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Bishop Dies

Saturday, March 19, 2011

ERIE-TIMES NEWS -- An Orthodox church in Erie has lost its ruling bishop to cancer.Metropolitan Nicholas Smisko, 75, spiritual leader of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the U.S.A., died Sunday. The Johnstown-based diocese includes St. Nicholas Orthodox Church on East Avenue in Erie. Read more...

Orthodox Bishop Dies

Saturday, March 19, 2011

BEAVER COUNTY TIMES -- The highest-ranking official of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese, who included St. John the Baptist Church in Ambridge among his parishes, died Sunday in Johnstown. Metropolitan (a title similar to archbishop) Nicholas Smisko, 75, died of cancer, according to the diocese website. He was consecrated as a bishop in 1983 and as metropolitan in 1997. Read more...

Editorial: Leader's Impact Was Far-Reaching: Metropolitan Smisko Touched Many Lives

Saturday, March 19, 2011

TRIBUNE-DEMOCRAT --JOHNSTOWN — Friends, parishioners, clergy and members of the Johnstown community will gather today to celebrate the life of Metropolitan Nicholas Smisko. The longtime leader of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the U.S.A. died Sunday of cancer at Windber Hospice. Read more...

Tribune Democrat Posts Video Excerpt of Metropolitan Nicholas's Funeral

Saturday, March 19, 2011

http://tribune-democrat.com/multimedia/x740880206/Funeral-Service-for-Metropolitan-Nicholas

A Life Beautifully Blessed: Hundreds Remember Metropolitan Smisko

Saturday, March 19, 2011

JOHNSTOWN TRIBUNE-DEMOCRAT -- Metropolitan Nicholas Smisko, primate of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the U.S.A., was remembered Friday as a loving leader who enjoyed religious chanting and embraced other faiths. Hundreds of Johnstown faithful mingled with clerics from across the Eastern United States Read more...

WJAC TV News Coverage of Metropolitan's Funeral

Friday, March 18, 2011

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. -- Hundreds turned out Friday morning to remember the spiritual leader of the American Carpathos-Russian Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Nicholas Smisko, at Christ The Savior Cathedral in Johnstown. (Watch Video) Read more...

H.E. Metropolitan Nicholas, 75, dies in Johnstown;

Friday, March 18, 2011

NATIONAL COUNCIL OF CHURCHES NEWS --Johnstown, Pa., March 14, 2011 - His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas, 75, spiritual leader of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the U.S.A., died March 13 after a long illness Read more...

Metropolitan Nicholas Mourned in Johnstown

Friday, March 18, 2011

PITTSBURGH POST- GAZETTE- It was a measure of love for their bishop that Orthodox bearded priests and teenage girls alike wept as they departed Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Johnstown with the casket of Metropolitan Nicholas. Read more...

Parishioners Mourn Death of American Orthodox Leader

Thursday, March 17, 2011

SCRANTON TIMES-TRIBUNE -- A community of three churches in Lackawanna County is mourning the loss of Metropolitan Nicholas Smisko, spiritual leader of American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the U.S.A. Metropolitan Nicholas, 75, died Sunday of cancer near Johnstown, where he headed the 10,000-member diocese, The Associated Press reported Read more...

Metropolitan | Nicholas Smisko | Spiritual leader, 75

Thursday, March 17, 2011

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER --Metropolitan Nicholas Smisko, 75, spiritual leader of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the U.S.A., died of cancer near Johnstown, Pa., the city where he served. Metropolitan Nicholas died Sunday at the Windber Hospice, a few miles from Johnstown, where he headed the diocese that includes 10,000 members in 80 congregations nationwide. Read more...

Orthodox Ecumenical Leader Dies

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

ALTOONA MIRROR --JOHNSTOWN - Metropolitan Nicholas Smisko, the spiritual leader of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the U.S.A., died Sunday after waging a courageous battle with cancer, the diocese said. Smisko was 75.Smisko was known locally for the ecumenical services he co-sponsored with Bishop Joseph Adamec of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown and Bishop Gregory Pile of the Allegheny Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Read more...

American Orthodox Leader Dies of Cancer

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

SCRANTON TIMES - TRIBUNE -- JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Metropolitan Nicholas Smisko has died of cancer near the western Pennsylvania city where he served as spiritual leader of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the U.S.A. He was 75. Read more...

Metropolitan Nicholas Had A Special Place In His Heart For The Poor

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE REVIEW --As a boy growing up in Perth Amboy, N.J., Nicholas R. Smisko played priest in his parents' attic, using sheets for robes, his mother's goblet for a chalice, bread for Communion, and his father's wine. "If a pet cat or dog in the neighborhood died, he would bless that dog or cat and have a funeral Mass for it," recalled his brother Michael Smisko of Waretown, N.J. "He was preparing to be a priest Read more...

Obituary: Post- Gazette

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

POST-GAZETTE (PITTSBURGH) -- Metropolitan Nicholas, an Orthodox bishop whose Christian influence far outweighed the size of his American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese in the United States, died Sunday of cancer. Because of his heritage and education, Metropolitan Nicholas "bridged the Slavic and Greek worlds of Orthodoxy. He was a very unifying figure," said the Rev. Mark Arey, ecumenical officer of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese. Read more...

Metropolitan Nicholas Obituary

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

TRIBUNE-DEMOCRAT -- His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas, Johnstown, primate of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the USA (Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople), reposed in the Lord Sunday, March 13, 2011, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born Feb. 23, 1936, to Anna (Totin) and Andrew Smisko. Read more...

Church Leader Loses Battle With Cancer

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

TRIBUNE-DEMOCRAT -- The spiritual leader of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the U.S.A. died Sunday after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Metropolitan Nicholas Smisko had celebrated his 75th birthday in?February at Christ the Saviour Cathedral on?Garfield Street. Read more...

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