Diocese of Western Pennsylvania (OCA)

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The '''Diocese of Western Pennsylvania''' is a [[diocese]] of the [[Orthodox Church in America]].  Its territory includes [[parish]]es and missions located in three states in the United States—Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. The diocesan chancery is located in New Kensington, Pennsylvania.
 
The '''Diocese of Western Pennsylvania''' is a [[diocese]] of the [[Orthodox Church in America]].  Its territory includes [[parish]]es and missions located in three states in the United States—Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. The diocesan chancery is located in New Kensington, Pennsylvania.
  
The diocese is currently under the leadership of His Beatitude, the Most Reverend [[Herman (Swaiko) of Washington and New York|Herman of Washington and New York]] as ''[[Locum Tenens]]'', pending the election and [[enthronement]] of a successor following the repose of the ruling [[bishop]], His Eminence [[Kyrill (Yonchev) of Pittsburgh|Kyrill of Pittsburgh]] on [[June 17]], 2007.
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The diocese is currently under the leadership of His Grace, the Right Reverend Bishop Melchisedek (Pleska) of Pittsburgh who was installed on [[June 27]], 2009 as ruling bishop at St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Allison Park, Pennsylvania as the successor to His Eminence [[Kyrill (Yonchev) of Pittsburgh|Kyrill of Pittsburgh]] who reposed on [[June 17]], 2007.  
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==Ruling bishops==
 
==Ruling bishops==
*[[Kyrill (Yonchev) of Pittsburgh]] 1978-2007
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*[[Melchisedek (Pleska) of Pittsburgh]] 2009-present
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*[[Kyrill (Yonchev) of Pittsburgh]] 1978-2007 (Locum tenens 1977-1978)
 
*[[Theodosius (Lazor) of Washington|Theodosius (Lazor) of Pittsburgh]] 1972-1977
 
*[[Theodosius (Lazor) of Washington|Theodosius (Lazor) of Pittsburgh]] 1972-1977
*[[Amvrossy (Merejko) of Pittsburgh and West Virginia]] 1967-1972
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*[[Amvrossy (Merejko) of Pittsburgh|Amvrossy (Merejko) of Pittsburgh and West Virginia]] 1967-1972
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*[[Benjamin (Basalyga) of Pittsburgh]] 1952-1963 and 1933-1946
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(Note, [[Stephen (Dzubay) of Pittsburgh]] 1917-1924  was [[auxiliary bishop]] for the Carpatho-Russians within the Russian Mission diocese)
  
 
== External link ==
 
== External link ==

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The Diocese of Western Pennsylvania is a diocese of the Orthodox Church in America. Its territory includes parishes and missions located in three states in the United States—Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. The diocesan chancery is located in New Kensington, Pennsylvania.

The diocese is currently under the leadership of His Grace, the Right Reverend Bishop Melchisedek (Pleska) of Pittsburgh who was installed on June 27, 2009 as ruling bishop at St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Allison Park, Pennsylvania as the successor to His Eminence Kyrill of Pittsburgh who reposed on June 17, 2007.


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Deaneries

The five deaneries of the diocese and their territories are:

  • Allegheny-Beaver Valley Deanery, Western Pennsylvania
  • Altoona-Johnstown Deanery, Western Pennsylvania
  • Monongahela Valley Deanery, Western Pennsylvania
  • Ohio Valley Deanery, Ohio and West Virginia
  • Pittsburgh Deanery, Western Pennsylvania

Ruling bishops

(Note, Stephen (Dzubay) of Pittsburgh 1917-1924 was auxiliary bishop for the Carpatho-Russians within the Russian Mission diocese)

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