Nicholas (Iuhoş)

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Nicholas (born Nicolae Iuhoş[1]) was a priest and archimandrite in the Church of Romania, Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia and Orthodox Church in America.

He went into schism to the Holy Orthodox Church in North America, True Russian Orthodox Church (Damascene), and now Russian True-Orthodox Church (Vyacheslav). He is RTOC-V Bishop of Cincinnati and America, and Secretary of their Synod of Bishops.


Nicolae Iuhoş was February 9 1952 in village Șilindru, Bihor, Romania.

He married and in 1973 he was Ordained to the priesthood in the Church of Romania. Served in Oradea, Romania.

In 1981 he Complete the Orthodox Institute in Sibiu, Romania.

In 1982 he elevated to the rank of archpriest[2].

In 1984 during his pilgrimage to Jerusalem and the Holy Land he refused to return to homeland. He moved to Germany where he transferred to ROCOR and served in the parishes of the ROCOR German diocese.

In 1987 he moved to Australia to serve as second priest at the Church of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos, Dandenong (Victoria, Australia) to care for Romanian-speaking faithful.

In 1991 he appointed rector of Ss. Peter and Paul Church, Perth (Western Australia).

In 1991 he Became a monk, elevated to Igumen.

In 1992 he transferred to serve in Jerusalem as acting Superior of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem (ROCOR).

May 4, 1993 at the Council of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad Metropolitan Vitaly (Ustinov) nominated him to the bishopric, but аrchbishops Mark (Arndt) and Laurus (Škurla) voted against[3].

In November 1993, passed into jurisdiction of the Orthodox Church in America, where he was elevated to the rank of Archimandrite.

Since 1999 he served as rector of the Church of St. John the Baptist in the city of Passaic, New Jersey[4].

At March 19-22, 2001 Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America appointed him as Rector of the Great Martyr Catherine in Moscow and the OCA’s Representation Church to the Church of Russia; effective since June 1[5].

After nearly year of service in Moscow had to resign due to health problems[6] and moved to the United StatesБ. In 2005 he established Holy Cross Monastery in Niagara Falls, New York, under the Orthodox Church in America[2].

In 2009 he left the Church and joined the schismatic Holy Orthodox Church in North America.

February 22 2010: Left HOCNA and joined the scismatic "Russian Orthodox Church" ("Российская православная церковь", not to be confused with Moscow Patriarchate) under "Metropolitan" Damascene (Balabanov) of Moscow[7] (former priest of ROCOR in Russia).

June 12 2010 archimandrite Nicholas was consecrated as Bishop of Cincinnati by Metropolitan Damascene of Moscow, Archbishop John of Zaporizhzya and Little Rus', and Bishop Andrian of Chisinau and Moldova as head of the North American Vicariate of the Damacsene's "Russian Orthodox Church"[8].

April 26 2012 Bishop Nicholas is accepted into the Russian True-Orthodox Church under Metropolitan Alexey (Bondarenko) of Moscow.

October 14, 2013 joined the non-canonical Orthodox Metropolia of Old Calendar Christians in Italy, led by Onufrie (Pop) (etnic romanian), who immediately got autonomy to Nicholas Iuhoş, who bacame metropolitan of "True Orthodox Church in America" (Adevaratei Biserici Ortodoxe din America).