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Metropolis of Pittsburgh

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The '''Metropolis of Pittsburgh''' 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 majority of Pennsylvania(except Greater Philadelphia), Central and Eastern Ohio, and all of West Virginia.
Prior to the establishment of metropolises as sub-organizations of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, the Pittsburgh area was designated in 1968 1955 as the seat of the Sixth Archdiocese District of the [[Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North and South America]], and initially included parishes in Western and Central Pennsylvania, Ohio, Northern Kentucky, Michigan, West Virginia, and one parish each in New York and Ontario. Over the following two decades the boundaries shifted as additional Districts were formed. In 1979, the [[archdiocese]] was re-organized under a decree of the Ecumenical Patriarchate into a number of [[diocese]]s of which the Diocese of Pittsburgh replaced the 6th district, including the current canonical boundaries.
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 Pittsburgh became the Metropolis of Pittsburgh in December 2002.
==Parishes and Monasteries==
There are fifty-two 51 parishes[and missions []] and six four monasteries within the metropolis. The monasteries are: *[[St. Gregory Palamas Monastery (Hayesville, Ohio)|St. Gregory Palamas Monastery at Perrysville, Ohio]],*Nativity of the TheotokosMonastery at Saxonburg, Pennsylvania, *Holy ProtectionMonastery at White Haven, St. Mary Pennsylvania, and*[[Entrance of the Mother of Egypt, St. Theodore Monastic HouseGod into the Temple Skete (Hayesville, Ohio)|Entrance of the Theotokos Sketeat Hayesville, Ohio]]. Two monastic communities have closed since 2013, one in Cleveland, Ohio (St. Mary of Egypt) and one in Galion, Ohio (St. Gregory PalamasTheodore House)
==Ruling hierarchs==
The following are administrating hierarchs of the Metropolis of Pittsburgh and its predecessor organizations:
===Sixth District===
*Bishop [[Polyevktos (Finfinis) of Aneon|Polyevktos (Finfinis) of Tropaiou ]] 1955-1960?
*Bishop [[Theodosios (Sideris) of Ancona]] 1960 - 1967
*Bishop [[Gerasimos (Papadopoulos) of Abydos]] 1967 - 1977
*Bishop [[Anthimos (Drakonakis) of Christoupolis ]] 1977 - 1979
===Diocese of Pittsburgh===
*Metropolitan Bishop [[Maximos (Aghiorgoussis) of Pittsburgh|Maximos (Aghiorgoussis)]] of Ainou Pittsburgh 1979 - 2002(Elevated to "Metropolitan of Ainou and Presiding Hierarch of the Diocese of Pittsburgh" in 1997.)
===Metropolis of Pittsburgh===
*Metropolitan [[Maximos (Aghiorgoussis) of Pittsburgh|Maximos (Aghiorgoussis)]] 2002 - 2011*Metropolitan [[Savas (Zembillas) of Pittsburgh|Savas (Zembillas)]] 2011 - Present
*[http His Eminence Metropolitan Savas of Pittsburgh]*[ His Eminence Metropolitan Maximos , former Metropolitan of Pittsburgh]*[http Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh]
*[ List of US Orthodox Bishops]

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