Church of Constantinople structure

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The Church of Constantinople is headed by the Patriarch of Constantinople and is split into a number of Metropolitanates as listed below.



  • The Archdiocese of Crete (semi-autonomous)
    • Metropolis of Gortyna and Arkadia
    • Metropolis of Rethymna and Avlopotamos
    • Metropolis of Kydonia and Apokoronos
    • Metropolis of Lampi, Syvritos and Sfakia
    • Metropolis of Ierapytna and Siteia
    • Metropolis of Petra and Herronisos
    • Metropolis of Kisamos and Selinos
    • Metropolis of Arkalohorion, Kastelio and Vianno
  • Five Metropolitanates of the Dodecanese Islands
    • Metropolis of Rhodes
    • Metropolis of Kos and Nisiros
    • Metropolis of Karpathos and Kasos
    • Metropolis of Leros, Kalymnos and Astypalaia
    • Metropolis of Symi
  • Archdiocese of America
    • Direct Archdiocesan District of New York
    • Metropolis of Chicago
    • Metropolis of New Jersey
    • Metropolis of Atlanta
    • Metropolis of Denver
    • Metropolis of Pittsburgh
    • Metropolis of Boston
    • Metropolis of Detroit
    • Metropolis of San Francisco

There are 36 Metropolitanates of the "New Lands" of Northern Greece and some of the Aegean Islands which also fall under the spiritual and canonical jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarchate; however, their administration has been entrusted to the Church of Greece on behalf of the Ecumenical Patriarchate since 1928.

Patriarchal and Stavropegial Monasteries outside of Turkey:

There are also two autonomous churches whose primates are confirmed by Constantinople, but which are not hierarchically or administratively part of the patriarchate, the Church of Finland, and the Church of Estonia.

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