Diocese of Etna and Portland, Church of the Genuine Orthodox Christians of Greece, Ἐκκλησία Γνησίων Ὀρθοδόξων Χριστιανῶν Ἑλλαδος (Ekklesia G.O.Ch. Hellados)
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Ruling Bishop:

  • His Eminence, the Most Reverend Auxentios
    of Etna and Portland

Diocesan Headquarters

  • St. Gregory Palamas Monastery
    Center for Traditionalist Orthodox Studies
    P.O. Box 398 (1307 Sawyers Bar Rd.)
    Etna, California 96027-0398

Diocesan Cathedral

  • Holy Nativity of the Theotokos Cathedral
    4550 NE 105th Avenue
    Portland, Oregon 97220
  • Rector of the Cathedral: The Reverend Presbyter
    Photios Cooper
  • Assistant (retired): The Very Reverend Protopresbyter
    Father Constantine Parr
  • Ecclesiarch: The Reverend Deacon Father James Kalbasky
  • Chief Chanter (Πρωτοψάλτης, Protopsalte[i]s)
    of the Cathedral and Diocese:
    Reader John Peter E. Presson
    (see contact information under Diocesan Services)

Diocesan Seminary

  • St. Photios Orthodox Theological Seminary
    510 Collier Way
    Post Box Office 797
  • Etna, California 96027
  • Rector of the Seminary: Most Reverend Dr. Auxentios
  • Dean of the Seminary: Very Reverend Father Dr. Patapios
  • Provost of the Seminary: Most Reverend Metropolitan Demetrios
  • Registrar: Very Reverend Father Gregory
  • Website: www.spots.school

Nota bene: The jurisdiction of the Dio­cese of Etna and Port­land (DEP) ex­tends over its ex­tant pa­ri­shes and mo­nas­tic com­mun­ities in the states of California, Oregon, Washington, and A­ri­zo­na and the pro­vince of Al­ber­ta, as well as fu­ture pa­rish­es or mo­nas­tic com­mun­i­ties in these same states and pro­vince, in ad­di­tion to the states of Ida­ho, Ala­ska, Ne­vada, Ut­ah, and Hawaii and the pro­vince of British Co­lum­bia.

His Eminence is a member of the Synod of Bish­ops of the Church of the Gen­uine (Old Cal­en­dar) Or­tho­dox Christ­ians of Greece (CGOCG), under the pres­i­dency of His Bea­ti­tude, Arch­bishop Ka­llin­ikos of Athens and All Greece (see the Holy Sy­nod’s web­site, in Greek), and of the Church’s Ep­arch­ical Sy­nod in Ame­rica, under His Em­in­ence, Me­tro­pol­itan De­me­trios (see the Ep­arch­ical Sy­nod’s website here). The Ep­arch­ical Sy­nod of Bish­ops ad­min­is­ters the Holy Sy­nod’s pa­rish­es and mon­astic com­mun­ities in the U.S. and Ca­na­da, di­stri­bu­ted in four ad­min­is­tra­tive units: The Me­tro­po­lis of A­me­ri­ca, the Me­tro­po­lis of To­ron­to, the Dio­cese of Bo­ston, and the Dio­cese of Et­na and Port­land. The CGOCG and the DEP follow the “Old” or “Julian” Fe­stal Ca­len­dar of the Or­thodox Church and main­tain its tra­di­tional forms of wor­ship and spi­ri­tual prac­tice and ob­ser­vance (Or­tho­pra­xis). See a sta­tis­tical pro­file of the CGOCG and its com­mun­ities and Sis­ter Chur­ches world­wide here.

Diocesan Headquarters
Diocesan Headquarters: An iconographic depiction of the St. Gregory Palamas Monastery and
the Center for Traditionalist Orthodox Studies, located in the monastery compound, which
houses the Metropolitan Cyprian Theological Library.

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