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Very Rev. Protopresbyter George Jweinat

ABOUT THE VICARATE

After a long process that began in 1993, related to the ecclesiastical status of a portion of the Palestinian and Jordanian communities in the USA (the portion connected to the Patriarchate of Jerusalem), there was a final agreed decision by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople and the Patriarchate of Jerusalem concerning these communities. The Ecumenical Patriarchate and the Jerusalem Patriarchate agreed that the canonical and pastoral supervision of these communities and their clergy would belong to the canonically established jurisdiction in the United States which is the Eparchy of the Ecumenical Throne in America, that is, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. The agreement was signed in Jerusalem on February 28, 2007. Archbishop Demetrios of America was the senior representative for the Ecumenical Patriarchate and signed on its behalf.

The process of implementation continued through 2008, when His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem met at the Ecumenical Patriarchate and concluded final details, including the creation of the Vicariate for Palestinian/Jordanian Christian Orthodox Communities in the USA. Following the meeting at the Phanar, His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America was directed to proceed with the implementation of the agreements by the creation of a Vicariate for the clergy and communities within the Archdiocese of America. The clergy and communities of the Vicariate will be directly under the Archbishop of America and will report to the Archdiocese through the Archiepiscopal Vicar.

Parishes and ClergY

St. George Orthodox Church
399 San Fernando Way
San Francisco, CA 94127
Very Rev. Father George Jweinat
Very Rev. Father Issa Awwad
Fr. Dn. Speridon Jajeh
415-334-2234

St. George Orthodox Church
7311 College View Dr.
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
Very Rev. Father Moheen Hanna
Fr. Dn. John Khoury
Fr. Dn. Romanos Khoury
707-793-9355

St. James Church
195 North Main St.
Milpitas, CA 95035
Very Rev. Father Giris Hanna
408-934-1540

Orthodox Church of the Annunciation
1700 North Towne Ave
Clairemont, CA 91711
Rev. Father Hanna Haddad
951-265-6580

St. Lawrence Orthodox Church
6192 Highway 9
Felton, CA 95018
Very Rev. Fr. Thaddeus Hardenbrook
Rev. Fr. Luke Dingman
Fr. Dn. Nathaniel Johnson
Fr. Dn. Lazarus Adams
831-335-0300
http://www.slocc.com

St. Stephen Orthodox Church
11055 Hirshfeld Way
Rancho Cordoca, CA 95670
Fr. Romanos Khoury
707-235-0316

St. Nicolas Orthodox Mission
7401 White Lane
Bakersfield, Ca 93309
Very Rev. Father George Jweinat
415-860-4444

St. Peter & Paul Orthodox Mission
2221 Olympic Blvd. Suite 100
Walnut Creek, Ca 94595
Rev. Fr. Spyridon Jajeh
650-619-1318

Decent of the Holy Spirit Orthodox Mission
3749 Hillview Rd.
Mailing addr:  P.O. Box 2395 (zip: 93457)
Santa Maria,  CA  93455
Rev. Fr. James Matta
(805) 361-0433

Additional Clergy
Rev. Father Job Watts