Diocese of Charleston, Oakland, and the Mid-Atlantic (Antiochian)
The Diocese of Charleston, Oakland, and the Mid-Atlantic is a diocese of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America which is under the jurisdiction of the Church of Antioch. The diocese includes the states of Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia and portions of Maryland all in the United States of America.
The diocese was formed from the seven regions of the Archdiocese at the time in 2003 after the Patriarchate of Antioch granted “Self-Rule” for the Archdiocese in response to the petition in 2001 for “Self-Rule” status by the ruling hierarch Metr. Philip and the General Assembly of the Archdiocese.
Parishes and Monasteries
The diocese includes thirty-two parishes and missions in the states of Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia and portions of Maryland outside the Washington, DC metropolitan area.[] While the parishes in the diocese are principally eastern rite, the diocese does have western rite parishes.
- Bishop Thomas (Joseph) of Charleston and Oakland 2005 - Present