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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.
==History==
Prior to the establishment of metropolises as sub-organizations of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, the Pittsburgh area was designated in 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 52 51 parishes and missions [http://pittsburgh.goarch.org/metropolitan/] 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 Theotokos Monastery at Saxonburg, Pennsylvania , *Holy Protection Monastery at White Haven, Pennsylvania, *St. Mary of Egypt Mission and Monastery at Cleveland, Ohio, *[[St. Theodore House (Galion, Ohio)|St. Theodore Monastic House at Galion, Ohio]], Brotherhood discontinued on [[October 31]], 2012.[http://sttheodoremonks.oh.goarch.org/]*[[Entrance of the Mother of God into the Temple Skete (Hayesville, Ohio)|Entrance of the Theotokos Skete at Hayesville, Ohio]]. Two monastic communities have closed since 2013, one in Cleveland, and *[[Ohio (St. Gregory Palamas Monastery (HayesvilleMary of Egypt) and one in Galion, Ohio)|(St. Gregory Palamas Monastery at Perrysville, Ohio]]Theodore House)
==Ruling hierarchs==
*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
==Sources==
*[httphttps://pittsburgh.goarch.org/metropolitan/ His Eminence Metropolitan Savas of Pittsburgh]*[https://pittsburgh.goarch.org/metropolitan-maximos His Eminence Metropolitan Maximos , former Metropolitan of Pittsburgh]*[httphttps://pittsburgh.goarch.org/index_main.html Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh]
*[http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php?topic=31478.0 List of US Orthodox Bishops]
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