Metropolis of Detroit

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The Metropolis of Detroit 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 Michigan, Arkansas, Kentucky, and parts of Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee, and upstate New York in the United States of America.

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Prior to the establishment of metropolises as sub-organizations of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, the Detroit area was designated in 1968 the Seventh Archdiocese District of the Greek 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 Detroit replaced the 7th 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 Detroit became the Metropolis of Detroit.

Parishes and Monasteries

There are forty six parishes[[1]], two chapels, a mission parish, and one monastery within the metropolis. The monastery is Holy Trinity Monastery of Smiths Creek, Michigan.

Ruling hierarchs

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

Seventh District

Diocese of Detroit

Metropolis of Detroit

  • Metropolitan Nicholas (Pissare) 2002- Present