Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania (OCA)

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The Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania is a diocese of the Orthodox Church in America. Its territory includes parishes, monasteries, and missions located in two states in the United States – Delaware and Pennsylvania. The diocesan chancery is located in South Canaan Township, Pennsylvania.

The diocese is was last under the leadership of His Grace, the Right Reverend Tikhon (Mollard) of Philadelphia. He was consecrated as a bishop on February 14, 2004, and installed as the ruling bishop of the diocese of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania on October 29, 2005. On May 9, 2012, he was elevated to the dignity of Archbishop. He remained the diocese bishop until November 13, 2012, when he was elected Primate of the Orthodox Church in America.

Currently the Right Reverend Melchisedek of Pittsburgh is Locum Tenens of the Diocese of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania. The Right Reverend Mark of Baltimore is acting administrator.

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The three deaneries of the diocese and their territories are:

  • Frackville Deanery – Pennsylvania
  • Philadelphia Deanery – Delaware and Pennsylvania
  • Wilkes-Barre Deanery – Pennsylvania

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