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<!--nb. portrait images at ~100px, landscape images at ~200px-->[[Image:Ocadowany.png|100px|left]]The '''''[[Diocese Episcopal Assembly of Washington North and New York|Diocese of Washington and New York (OCA)Central America]]''''' is the reemergence with a new name of the original [[Diocese of New York and New Jersey (OCA)|Diocese of New York and New Jersey]] after it had been split to form the [[Diocese of Washington (OCA)|Diocese of Washington]] as a separate diocese.  At the 6th All-American Council, [[Holy Synod]] of Bishops decided to form a new Diocese of Washingtonfounded in 2010, DC by splitting off the Washington area of the diocese. The new diocese in the nation's capital city began functioning in 1981 as the see of the [[Primate]] consists of all the active Orthodox Church in America. However, the national administrative offices remained at Syosset, within the Diocese bishops of New York North and New Jersey. In 1981Central America, the Diocese of New York and New Jersey became one of the local dioceses under its own hierarch, Bp. [[Peter (L'Huillier) of New York|Peter]] with his see at the Holy Protection Cathedralrepresenting multiple jurisdictions. At its inception It is the new diocese included only a few parishessuccessor to SCOBA, those in the Baltimore and Washington metropolitan areas. During the following two decades after formation of the diocese it is not, properly speaking, a number of new parishes formed as the population of the diocese increasedsynod.  In 2005, after the election of Metr. Herman as the ruling hierarch The Episcopal Assembly of the OCA North and with the retirement Central America is one of Abp. Peter, several such bodies around the Holy Synod of the OCA remerged the dioceses of New York and New Jersey and Washington as the Diocese of Washington and New York. St. Nicholas Cathedral world which operate in Washington was designated the see of the ruling hierarchso-called "diaspora."
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