Metropolis of Pittsburgh

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The Metropolis of Pittsburgh is a metropolis of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America in the United States of America, under the jurisdiction of the Church of Constantinople. The metropolis includes the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia.

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History

Prior to the establishment of metropolises as sub-organizations of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, the Pittsburgh area was designated in 1968 the Sixth Archdiocese District of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North and South America. In 1979, the archdiocese was re-organized under a decree of the Ecumenical Patriarchate into a number of dioceses of which the Diocese of Pittsburgh replaced the 6th district.

In 1996, the Archdiocese of North and South America was split into four separate archdioceses: those of America, Canada, Central America, and South America. With the establishment of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, the title of the dioceses was changed to metropolises and the Diocese of Pittsburgh became the Metropolis of Pittsburgh in December 2002.

Parishes and Monasteries

There are fifty-two parishes[[1]] and six monasteries within the metropolis. The monasteries are:

  • Nativity of the Theotokos Monastery at Saxonburg, Pennsylvania
  • Holy Protection Monastery at White Haven, Pennsylvania,
  • St. Mary of Egypt Mission and Monastery at Cleveland, Ohio,
  • St. Theodore Monastic House at Galion, Ohio,
  • Entrance of the Theotokos Skete at Hayesville, Ohio, and
  • St. Gregory Palamas Monastery at Perrysville, Ohio.

Ruling hierarchs

The following are administrating hierarchs of the Metropolis of Pittsburgh and its predecessor organizations:

Sixth District

Diocese of Pittsburgh

Metropolis of Pittsburgh

  • Metropolitan Maximos (Aghiorgoussis) 2002 - Present

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