Orthodox Church in America Diocese of Western Pennsylvania

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The Orthodox Church in America Archdiocese of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania is a diocese of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA). Its territory includes parishes, monasteries, and missions located in three states in the United StatesPennsylvania, Ohio, and the entirety of West Virginia. The diocesan chancery is located in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania. The current Bishop of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania, Melchisedek (Pleska), was enthroned on June 27, 2009. The previous Archbishop of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania, Kyrill (Yonchev), died on June 17, 2007.[1]



The diocese is grouped geographically into five 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 Western Pennsylvania are:

  • Allegheny-Beaver Valley Deanery
  • Altoona-Johnstown Deanery
  • Monongahela Valley Deanery
  • Ohio Valley Deanery
  • Pittsburgh Deanery


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Coordinates: 40°42′22″N 80°03′42″W / 40.706207°N 80.061587°W / 40.706207; -80.061587