Diocese of Eagle River and the Northwest (Antiochian)
The Diocese of Eagle River and the Northwest is a diocese of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese in North America which is under the jurisdiction of the Church of Antioch. The diocese covers the northwestern United States including Alaska as well as western Canada
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 twenty four parishes and missions in the American states of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington and the Canadian provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan.[] While the parishes in the diocese are principally eastern rite, the diocese does have a western rite parish.
- Bishop Joseph (Al-Zehlaoui) locum tenens 2003- Present