About The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta
The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta serves eight states of the southeastern United States – Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. It consists of more than 70 Parishes, six missions, four shrines and five Monasteries.
Through its local Greek Orthodox communities, the Metropolis serves over 100,000 Orthodox faithful expressing the life of the Church according to the Orthodox faith and tradition. The Diakonia (work and ministry) of the Parishes includes proclaiming the Gospel in accordance with the Orthodox faith, sanctifying the faithful through God’s grace in worship, the Divine Liturgy and Sacraments, enhancing their spiritual life, adding to their numbers by instructing others and receiving them into the Church through baptism and/or chrismation , educating them in the Orthodox faith and in the ethos of the Church through he establishment of programs, school, philanthropic activities and Christian ministries.