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Ascension of Metropolitan Pavlos
In 1997, Metropolitan Petros reposed, and in 1998 his grandnephew, Archimandrite [[Pavlos (Stratigeas)]] was elected as the Metropolitan of North and South America. He was installed in March 1998. In 2000, Archimandrite [[Christodoulos]] was consecrated titular Bishop of Theopoulis to assist Metropolitan Pavlos.
In February 2006, Metropolitan Pavlos suffered a stroke and was temporarily incapacitated. The Archbishop became ''[[locum tenens]]'' and at present no move is being made until Chrysostom II of Athens was appointed provisional administrator of the extent Holy Metropolis of Metropolitan Pavlos's recovery is knownAmerica. As of December 2006After substantially recovering, there has been tremendous progress in Metropolitan Pavlos's recoverywas restored as full ruling hierarch of the Holy Metropolis.
In 2011, Metropolitan Moses of Portland and Bishop Sergios of Loch Lomond from the [[Holy Orthodox Church in North America]] were received into the Genuine Greek Orthodox Church of America, along with several HOCNA parishes and clergy from both the United States and Canada.== Progress toward Old Calendar Unity ==
In 2011, Metropolitan Moses of Portland and Bishop Sergios of Loch Lomond from the [[Holy Orthodox Church in North America]] were received into the Genuine Greek Orthodox Church of America, along with several HOCNA parishes and clergy from both the United States and Canada. In 2012, Bishop Demetrios of Carlisle from the [[Holy Orthodox Church in North America]], along with many parishes and clergy, and along with over half the monastics from Holy Transfiguration Monastery in Brookline, MA, were received by the Genuine Greek Orthodox Church of America, with Bishop Demetrios being given the title Bishop of Boston.
== Diocesan and Parish Organization == In 2002, the Holy Synod of Greece granted the Metropolis of America the status of a semi-autonomous eparchy, which included the establishment of an Eparchial Synod along with a local Ecclesiastical Tribunal, and is comprised of two Metropoleis (America and Toronto) and two Dioceses (Boston and Portland), whose ruling hierarchs are suffragans of the Metropolitan of America based in New York City. Currently there are 30 parishes and 4 monastic communities in the U.S, and 6 parish and 2 monasteries in Canada. ==Current hierarchs==*Metropolitan Pavlos of America*Metropolitan Moses of Portland*Bishop Sergius of Loch Lomond*Bishop Christodoulos of Theoupolis*Bishop Demetrios of Boston
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