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The diocese was formed from the seven regions of the Archdiocese at the time in 2004 after the Patriarchate of Antioch granted “Self-Rule” for the Archdiocese in response to the petition in 2001 for “Self-Rule” status by the ruling hierarch Metr. [[Philip (Saliba) of New York|Philip]] and the General Assembly of the Archdiocese.
At present Metr. Philip administers the diocese as a diocesan [[ bishop]] has not been elected.
==Parishes and Monasteries==