Metropolis of New Jersey

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The Metropolis of New Jersey 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 New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, southeastern Pennsylvania, and Virginia.


In 1979, the archdiocese was re-organized under a decree of the Ecumenical Patriarchate into a number of dioceses which included the Diocese of New Jersey. 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 New Jersey became the Metropolis of New Jersey in December 2002.

Parishes and Monasteries

There are fifty four parishes[1] within the metropolis.

Ruling hierarchs

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

Diocese of New Jersey

  • Bishop Silas (Koskinas) of Amphipolis 1979 - 1980
  • Metropolitan (honorary) Silas (Koskinas) 1980 - 1996
  • Metropolitan Silas (Koskinas) of Saranta Ecclesies 1996 - 1998
  • Bishop George (Papaioannou) of Komanon 1998 - 1999
  • Bishop George (Papaioannou) 1999 - 1999

Metropolis of New Jersey


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