Ancient Orthodox Faith in our Modern Age

Eastern Apostolic Church

World Orthodox Church Directory


This directory gives an overview as to how the Eastern Orthodox Church is structured. We do not enter the unholy discussion of who is recognizing whom or who considers whom as canonical.


By virtue of the same creed, Canons (church law) and apostolic lineage (Apostolic Succession) all Orthodox are in communion. Whether some may exercise or recognize this right or not is irrelevant or subjective.




Ranked in order of seniority


  1. Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople
  2. Greek Orthodox Church of Alexandria
  3. Greek Orthodox Church of Antioch
  4. Greek Orthodox Church of Jerusalem
  5. Russian Orthodox Church
  1. Serbian Orthodox Church
  2. Romanian Orthodox Church
  3. Bulgarian Orthodox Church
  4. Georgian Orthodox and Apostolic Church


Autocephalous Archbishoprics


  1. Church of Cyprus
  2. Church of Greece
  3. Albanian Orthodox Church
  4. Polish Orthodox Church
  5. Czech and Slovak Orthodox Church
  6. Orthodox Church in America



Autonomous (independent) Orthodox Jurisdictions



Orthodox churches with limited self-government but without autonomy

under the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople


    Traditional Orthodox Jurisdictions


Greek and Russian Jurisdictions







Apostolic Orthodox Jurisdictions



Uncategorized Ethnic Jurisdictions



Oriental Orthodox Jurisdictions


   Armenian Orthodox

Armenian Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin (Catholicosate of All Armenians)

□        Diocese of the Armenian Church of America

□        Armenian Patriarchate of Istanbul

□        Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem

■     Armenian Catholicosate Of The Great House Of Cilicia
Eastern Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church of America


Coptic Orthodox Church (Christian Coptic Orthodox Church Of Egypt)

■     Coptic Orthodox Church - Archdiocese of North America

Autocephalous Coptic Orthodox Churches

□        British Orthodox Church

Eritrean Orthodox Church [No online site]


Ethiopian (Abyssinian) Orthodox

■     Ethiopian Orthodox Coptic Church of North and South America
Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church   

Syrian (Antiochnian) Orthodox

■     Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch
□        Archdiocese of the Syriac Orthodox Church for the Eastern United States
■     Autonomous Syrian Orthodox Churches      
 Malankara Archdiocese of the Syrian Orthodox Church in North America   

Malankara Orthodox Church (Catholicate of the East)
■     Malankara Orthodox Church (Catholicate of the East)
■     Malankara Orthodox Church of India, Diocese of America
■     Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church American Diocese
Oriental Orthodox-Tradition: Independent Churches  

  • Apostolic Christian Church of the East [No online site]
  • Apostolic Orthodox Church  
  • Apostolic Orthodox Church in America [No online site]

■     The Byzantine Catholic Church, Inc.

■     Hungarian Union Church and the Byzantine Metropolitan See


 Syro-Malankar Orthodox Jurisdictions

■     Malabar Independent Syrian Church (Thozhiyoor)

■     Mar Thoma Church (Syrian-Malabar Reformed Church in India)



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