Ecumenical Patriarchate in America

(Difference between revisions)
Jump to: navigation, search
(Stavropegial institutions)
(19 intermediate revisions by 11 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
 
{{orthodoxyinamerica}}
 
{{orthodoxyinamerica}}
The '''[[Church of Constantinople|Ecumenical Patriarchate]] in America''' comprises five separate [[jurisdiction]]s, along with a number of [[stavropegial]] institutions, and includes roughly two thirds of all Orthodox Christians in America.  The [[archbishop]] of the [[Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America]], by far the largest of Constantinopolitan jurisdictions in the US, is considered the local primate and may convene a [[holy synod]] of all the hierarchs of the Ecumenical throne in America.
+
The '''[[Church of Constantinople|Ecumenical Patriarchate]] in America''' comprises six separate [[jurisdiction]]s, along with a number of [[stavropegial]] institutions, and includes roughly two-thirds of all Orthodox Christians in America.  The [[archbishop]] of the [[Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America]], by far the largest of Constantinopolitan jurisdictions in the US, is considered the local primate and may convene a [[holy synod]] of all the hierarchs of the Ecumenical throne in America.
  
While reliable statistic are always difficult to come by, the Ecumenical Patriarchate has roughly 500,000 adherents (or up to 2 million, by some estimates) in the United States[http://hirr.hartsem.edu/research/quick_question17.html] worshiping at about 750 [[parish]]es (about 725) and [[monastery|monasteries]] (about 25).  It includes 14 defined dioceses (a number of which overlap, since multiple jurisdictions are represented), governed by 19 [[ruling bishop|diocesan]] and [[auxiliary bishop|auxiliary]] [[bishop]]s.  Constantinople thus by far is the largest representation of [[Orthodoxy in America]], including roughly twice as many Orthodox Christians under its [[omophorion]] than all other jurisdictions combined and about two fifths of all Orthodox bishops in America.  Of the nine bishops who are members of [[SCOBA]], four represent Constantinopolitan jurisdictions.[http://www.scoba.us/hierarchs/]
+
While reliable statistics are difficult to come by, the Ecumenical Patriarchate has roughly 500,000 adherents (or up to 2 million, by some estimates) in the United States[http://hirr.hartsem.edu/research/quick_question17.html] worshiping at about 750 [[parish]]es and [[monastery|monasteries]] (about 25).  It includes 14 defined dioceses (a number of which overlap, since multiple jurisdictions are represented), governed by 19 [[ruling bishop|diocesan]] and [[auxiliary bishop|auxiliary]] [[bishop]]s.  Thus Constantinople is by far the largest numerical representation of [[Orthodoxy in America]], including roughly twice as many Orthodox Christians under its [[omophorion]] than all other jurisdictions combined and about two-fifths of all Orthodox bishops in America.  Of the ten bishops who are members of [[SCOBA]], four represent Constantinopolitan jurisdictions.[http://www.scoba.us/jurisdictions.html]
  
 
==Jurisdictions==
 
==Jurisdictions==
Line 10: Line 10:
 
*[[Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America]]
 
*[[Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America]]
 
*[[Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the USA]]
 
*[[Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the USA]]
 +
*[[Vicariate for Palestinian-Jordanian Communities in the USA|Vicariate for Palestinian/Jordanian Communities in the USA]]
  
 
==Stavropegial institutions==
 
==Stavropegial institutions==
 
The [[Sacred Patriarchal and Stavropegial Orthodox Monastery of St. Irene Chrysovalantou (Astoria, New York)|Sacred Patriarchal and Stavropegial Orthodox Monastery of St. Irene Chrysovalantou]] in Astoria, New York, founded in 1972, had historically been part of the [[Old Calendarists|Old Calendarist]] movement (specifically the [[Genuine Orthodox Church of Greece (Florinite)|"Kiousis Synod"]]) but in 1998 came under the [[omophorion]] of the [[Ecumenical Patriarch]].  Though not formally organized as a [[diocese]], the [[monastery]] and its ten [[metochion|metochia]]—two monasteries and eight [[parish]]es—essentially function as a jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in the United States (also including one mission in the Central American nation of Belize).
 
The [[Sacred Patriarchal and Stavropegial Orthodox Monastery of St. Irene Chrysovalantou (Astoria, New York)|Sacred Patriarchal and Stavropegial Orthodox Monastery of St. Irene Chrysovalantou]] in Astoria, New York, founded in 1972, had historically been part of the [[Old Calendarists|Old Calendarist]] movement (specifically the [[Genuine Orthodox Church of Greece (Florinite)|"Kiousis Synod"]]) but in 1998 came under the [[omophorion]] of the [[Ecumenical Patriarch]].  Though not formally organized as a [[diocese]], the [[monastery]] and its ten [[metochion|metochia]]—two monasteries and eight [[parish]]es—essentially function as a jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in the United States (also including one mission in the Central American nation of Belize).
  
The [[abbot]] and debuty abbot of the monastery are both [[bishop]]s, governing not only the monastery but also the metochia, most of which are in the northeastern United States.  Besides an additional monastery in Astoria, New York, and one in North Fort Myers, Florida, there are four parishes in New York, one in Delaware, one in Florida, one in Illinois, and one in Belize.[http://www.stirene.org/Resources/dependencies.htm]  (The list at the Greek Archdiocese website also includes a parish in New Jersey.[http://www.goarch.org/en/otherpatriarchal/sta.asp])  The current abbot is [[Metropolitan]] [[Paisios (Loulourgas) of Tyana]], who led the monastery and its metochia into the Ecumenical Patriarchate along with the deputy abbot, Bishop  [[Vikentios (Malamatenios) of Apameia]].
+
The [[abbot]] and deputy abbot of the monastery are both [[bishop]]s, governing not only the monastery but also the metochia, most of which are in the northeastern United States.  Besides an additional monastery in Astoria, New York, and one in North Fort Myers, Florida, there are four parishes in New York, one in Delaware, one in Florida, one in Illinois, and one in Belize.[http://www.stirene.org/Resources/dependencies.htm]  (The list at the Greek Archdiocese website also includes a parish in New Jersey.[http://www.goarch.org/en/otherpatriarchal/sta.asp])  The current abbot is [[Metropolitan]] [[Paisios (Loulourgas) of Tyana]], who led the monastery and its metochia into the Ecumenical Patriarchate along with the deputy abbot, Bishop  [[Vikentios (Malamatenios) of Apameia]].  Both Paisios and Vikentios were [[ordination|ordained]] upon entry into the patriarchate, as their previous ordinations in the Old Calendarist movement were regarded as invalid.
  
The monastery and its metochia continue to follow the [[Julian Calendar]].
+
The monastery and its metochia are [[stavropegial]], directly under the Ecumenical Patriarch, and until recently continued to follow the [[Julian Calendar]], but have been on the [[Revised Julian Calendar]] for some years.
 +
 
 +
The [[Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute]] in Berkeley, California, is also a stavropegial institution of the patriarchate.
  
 
==Hierarchs==
 
==Hierarchs==
Line 30: Line 33:
 
** Metr. [[Gerasimos (Michaleas) of San Francisco]]
 
** Metr. [[Gerasimos (Michaleas) of San Francisco]]
 
** Bp. [[Dimitrios (Couchell) of Xanthos]]
 
** Bp. [[Dimitrios (Couchell) of Xanthos]]
** Bp. [[Savas (Zembillas of Troas]]
+
** Bp. [[Savas (Zembillas) of Troas]]
 
** Bp. [[Andonios (Paropoulos) of Phasiane]]
 
** Bp. [[Andonios (Paropoulos) of Phasiane]]
 +
** Bp. [[Demetrios (Kantzavelos) of Mokissos]]
  
 
*Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the USA
 
*Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the USA
 
** Metr. [[Constantine (Bahan) of Irinoupolis]]
 
** Metr. [[Constantine (Bahan) of Irinoupolis]]
** Abp. Antony of Hierapolis
+
** Abp. [[Antony (Scherba) of Hierapolis]]
 
** Abp. [[Vsevolod (Maidansky) of Scopelos]]
 
** Abp. [[Vsevolod (Maidansky) of Scopelos]]
  

Revision as of 09:16, May 29, 2010

This article forms part of the series
Orthodoxy in America
Orthodox us.gif
History
American Orthodox Timeline
American Orthodox Bibliography
Byzantines on OCA autocephaly
Ligonier Meeting
ROCOR and OCA
People
Saints - Bishops - Writers
Jurisdictions
Antiochian - Bulgarian
OCA - Romanian - Moscow
ROCOR - Serbian

Ecumenical Patriarchate:
Albanian - Carpatho-Russian
Greek - Ukrainian
Palestinian/Jordanian

Monasteries
Seminaries
Christ the Saviour
Holy Cross
Holy Trinity
St. Herman's
St. Tikhon's
St. Sava's
St. Sophia's
St. Vladimir's
Organizations
Episcopal Assembly
AOI - EOCS - IOCC - OCEC
OCF - OCL - OCMC - OCPM - OCLife
OISM - OTSA - SCOBA - SOCHA
Groups
Amer. Orthodox Catholic Church
Brotherhood of St. Moses the Black
Evangelical Orthodox Church
Holy Order of MANS/CSB
Society of Clerks Secular of St. Basil
Edit this box

The Ecumenical Patriarchate in America comprises six separate jurisdictions, along with a number of stavropegial institutions, and includes roughly two-thirds of all Orthodox Christians in America. The archbishop of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, by far the largest of Constantinopolitan jurisdictions in the US, is considered the local primate and may convene a holy synod of all the hierarchs of the Ecumenical throne in America.

While reliable statistics are difficult to come by, the Ecumenical Patriarchate has roughly 500,000 adherents (or up to 2 million, by some estimates) in the United States[1] worshiping at about 750 parishes and monasteries (about 25). It includes 14 defined dioceses (a number of which overlap, since multiple jurisdictions are represented), governed by 19 diocesan and auxiliary bishops. Thus Constantinople is by far the largest numerical representation of Orthodoxy in America, including roughly twice as many Orthodox Christians under its omophorion than all other jurisdictions combined and about two-fifths of all Orthodox bishops in America. Of the ten bishops who are members of SCOBA, four represent Constantinopolitan jurisdictions.[2]

Jurisdictions

Stavropegial institutions

The Sacred Patriarchal and Stavropegial Orthodox Monastery of St. Irene Chrysovalantou in Astoria, New York, founded in 1972, had historically been part of the Old Calendarist movement (specifically the "Kiousis Synod") but in 1998 came under the omophorion of the Ecumenical Patriarch. Though not formally organized as a diocese, the monastery and its ten metochia—two monasteries and eight parishes—essentially function as a jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in the United States (also including one mission in the Central American nation of Belize).

The abbot and deputy abbot of the monastery are both bishops, governing not only the monastery but also the metochia, most of which are in the northeastern United States. Besides an additional monastery in Astoria, New York, and one in North Fort Myers, Florida, there are four parishes in New York, one in Delaware, one in Florida, one in Illinois, and one in Belize.[3] (The list at the Greek Archdiocese website also includes a parish in New Jersey.[4]) The current abbot is Metropolitan Paisios (Loulourgas) of Tyana, who led the monastery and its metochia into the Ecumenical Patriarchate along with the deputy abbot, Bishop Vikentios (Malamatenios) of Apameia. Both Paisios and Vikentios were ordained upon entry into the patriarchate, as their previous ordinations in the Old Calendarist movement were regarded as invalid.

The monastery and its metochia are stavropegial, directly under the Ecumenical Patriarch, and until recently continued to follow the Julian Calendar, but have been on the Revised Julian Calendar for some years.

The Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute in Berkeley, California, is also a stavropegial institution of the patriarchate.

Hierarchs

Personal tools
Namespaces
Variants
Actions
Navigation
interaction
Donate

Please consider supporting OrthodoxWiki. FAQs

Toolbox