Direct Archdiocesan District (GOA)

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The Direct Archdiocesan District is the title given to the territory of the see of the ruling archbishop of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America in the United States of America, currently His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios (Trakatellis). The archdiocese is under the jurisdiction of the Church of Constantinople.

The district includes sixty-seven parishes in the greater New York City area, its northern suburbs, and all of Long Island, as well as upstate New York, the western half of the state of Connecticut, and the District of Columbia in the United States of America and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Abp. Demetrios also heads the Vicariate of the Palestinian and Jordanian communities in the United States.


In 1979, the archdiocese was re-organized under a decree of the Ecumenical Patriarchate into a number of dioceses with the Direct Archdiocesan District designated as the seat of the archbishop. In 1996, the Archdiocese of North and South America was split into four separate archdioceses: those of America, Canada, Central America, and South America. The seat of the archbishop The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America was established in December 2002 and the title of the dioceses was changed to metropolises. The territory of the seat of the archbishop, the Direct Archdiocesan District, remained unchanged.

Ruling Archbishops

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North and South America, 1921-1996

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, 1996-present

Current auxiliary bishops