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Metropolis of Atlanta


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 dioceses 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.

Parishes and Monasteries

There are seventy three parishes[[1]], three chapels, and five monasteries within the metropolis. The monasteries are:

  • Annunciation Monastery - Reddick, Florida,
  • Panagia Vlahernon Monastery - Williston, Florida,
  • Panagia Pammakaristos Monastery - Lawsonville, North Carolina,
  • Panagia Prousiotissa Monastery - Troy, North Carolina, and
  • Paracletos Monastery - Abbeville, South Carolina.

Ruling hierarchs

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

Fifth District

Diocese of Atlanta

Metropolis of Atlanta

  • Metropolitan Alexios (Panagiotopoulos) 2002 - Present