The local churches of the Ecumenical Patriarchate consist of five archdioceses, three churches, thirteen metropolises, and one diocese, each of which reports directly to the Patriarch of Constantinople with no intervening authority. In addition, three of the five archdioceses have internal metropolises (16 in all), which are part of their respective archdioceses rather than distinct administrative entities, unlike the other metropolises.
== Structure of the Patriarchate ==
:<small> ''See article on the </small> [[Church of Constantinople Structure]]''
== Hierarchical Succession ==
The current Ecumenical Patriarch is His All-Holiness [[Bartholomew I (Archontonis) of Constantinople|Bartholomew I]], Archbishop of Constantinople.
:<small>''See also:</small> [[List of Patriarchs of Constantinople]]''
== The Holy and Sacred Synod ==
:<small> ''See Main Article:</small> [[Holy Synod of Constantinople]]''
The Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate is presided over by His All-Holiness [[Bartholomew I (Archontonis) of Constantinople|Bartholomew I]], Archbishop of Constantinople and is comprised of XX Metropolitans.
== Places of Pilgrimage ==
*The right to establish [[stavropegial]] [[monastery|monasteries]] even in the territories of other [[patriarchate]]s (the [[Epanagoge]], commentaries of [[Matthew Blastares]] and [[Theodore Balsamon]])
== Theological Institutions
:''See article on the [[Theological School of Halki]]''
*[[Ecumenical Patriarchate in America]]