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The Diocese of the Midwest is a diocese of
the Orthodox Church in America (OCA). Its territory includes parishes, monasteries,
and missions located in eleven states in the Midwestern United States – Iowa, Illinois,
Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The diocesan chancery is located on North
LaSalle Street in Chicago, Illinois. The diocese was headed by Job (Osacky) until
his death on December 18th, 2009. He was elected to the position of bishop on
November 5, 1992, and was elevated to the rank of archbishop on March 17, 2004. He was succeeded by Matthias (Moriak). MATTHIAS retired in 2014. Bishop PAUL (Gassios) was consecrated in Chicago
on December 27th 2014.==Deaneries==
The diocese is grouped geographically into six 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 the
Midwest and their territories are: Chicago Deanery – Illinois, Indiana, and
Wisconsin Cleveland Deanery – Ohio
Columbus Deanery – Indiana and Ohio Kansas City Deanery – Illinois, Kansas,
Missouri, and Nebraska Michigan Deanery – Michigan
Minneapolis Deanery – Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin==Internal links==
Holy Ascension Orthodox Church in Albion, Michigan
St. Peter and St. Paul Orthodox Church==External links==
Official site Holy Trinity Cathedral, the Diocesan See

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