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Metropolis of Atlanta

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Fifth District
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The '''Metropolis of Atlanta''' 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 Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
==History==
Prior to the establishment of metropolises as sub-organizations of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, the southeastern area of the United States was designated in 1955 the Fifth Archdiocese District of the [[Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North and South America]] with a [[see]] in Charlotte, North Carolina. In 1979, the [[archdiocese]] was re-organized under a decree of the Ecumenical Patriarchate into a number of [[diocese]]s of which the Diocese of Charlotte replaced the 5th district. The diocese became the Diocese of Atlanta during the following year, 1980, with the change of its see from Charlotte to Atlanta, Georgia.
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 Atlanta became the Metropolis of Atlanta in December 2002.
*Panagia Pammakaristos Monastery - Lawsonville, North Carolina,
*Panagia Prousiotissa Monastery - Troy, North Carolina, and
*Paracletos Monastery - Abbeville, South CarolinaPittsburghCarolina.
==Ruling hierarchs==
The following are administrating hierarchs of the Metropolis of Atlanta and its predecessor organizations:
===Fifth District===
*Bishop [[Germanos (Polyzoides) of Hierapolis|Germanos (Polizoydis)]] of Nyssa (1942 - 19xx)*Bishop [[Aimilianos (Laloussis) of Harioupolis|Aimilianos (Laloussis)]] (November 6, 1960 - 1973) 
===Diocese of Atlanta===
*Bishop Philip (Koutoufas) 1992-1996
[[Category: Jurisdictions|BostonAtlanta]][[Category: Dioceses|Boston]][[Category: Greek DiocesesAtlanta]][[Category: Ecumenical Patriarchate Dioceses|BostonAtlanta]]

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