Orthodox Church in America Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania

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The Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania is a diocese of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA). Its territory includes parishes, monasteries, and missions located in two states in the United StatesDelaware and Pennsylvania. The diocesan chancery is located in South Canaan Township, Pennsylvania.



The diocese is grouped geographically into three deaneries, each consisting of a number of parishes. Each deanery is headed by a parish priest, known as a dean. The deans coordinate activities in their area's parishes, and report to the diocesan bishop. The current deaneries of the Diocese of Eastern Pennsylvania are:

  • Frackville Deanery – Pennsylvania
  • Philadelphia Deanery – Delaware and Pennsylvania
  • Wilkes-Barre Deanery – Pennsylvania

Diocesan Departments[edit]

The diocese has several active departments, including

  • the Missions department
  • the Office of Church School Education and Curriculum
  • the Office of Young Adult Activities
  • the Liturgical Life Committee, and the Office of Vocations.

A Diocesan Revitalization committee has also been created for the purpose of revitalizing all parishes within the diocese, to foster spiritual growth and address the various challenges facing the Diocese today.

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