About the Metropolis

The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh is a Christian diocese serving the people of West Virginia, Eastern and Central Ohio (50 of the state's 88 counties), and Pennsylvania (except for the 5 counties of the Greater Philadelphia area) - an area with a population of approximately 18 million residents.  We are comprised of 51 parishes, 2 mission parishes, 3 monastic communities, and many vibrant ministries supported by our dedicated volunteers and staff - all overseen from our historic home of 60+ years in Pittsburgh's Shadyside neighborhood.

Greek Orthodox Bishops have ministered to the people of this area since 1955, when the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America formed the 6th Archdiocesan District (which, at the time, included Western Ohio, Michigan, much of Indiana, Western upstate New York, and Kentucky).  Through the years our dynamic hierarchs (Bishops Polyefktos of Tropaiou, Theodosios of Ancona, Gerasimos of Abydos, and Anthimos of Olympos, and Metropolitans Maximos and Savas of Pittsburgh) have overseen the foundation of new communities, the genesis of youth and young adult ministries, and the cultivation of a deep and rich prayer life within the area.

From its earliest days, the Metropolis (and its preceding entities) has promoted camping and college ministries, bible studies and leadership development, strong parishes, and spiritually gifted monasteries for men and women.  We invite you to encounter Christ through the work of our parishes, clergy, parishioners, monks and nuns, and through the wonderful events and programs that we coordinate, like the annual Clergy-Laity Assembly, the St. Photios Awards Banquet, and our Summer Camp program.

To find a parish in your local area please click here.

For information about our Monastic Communities please click here.


Key to Map Below:  Metropolis HQ & New Metropolis Center - Yellow Cross; Central Region Parishes - Blue; East Region Parishes - Yellow; Northwest Region Parishes - Green; Southwest Region Parishes - Red; Camp Nazareth - House Symbol; Monasteries - Purple Churches.