Why aren't all Orthodox Churches in the States under the under the jurisdiction of the Orthodox Church in America? Here in Phoenix the Greeks,Serbs, Antiochians, and Russians have their own church buildings, but I was wondering why don't they have the same bishop? I know cultural heritage is important but is there the necessity to have various bishops to have jurisdiction over the same area ? Has this caused problems before?
Being Catholic, once you can tell everyone here why the Catholic Church has overlapping bishops in the United States for Roman Catholics, Ukrainian Catholics, Ruthenian Catholics, Melkites, Maronites, Romanian Catholics, etc., well, that is probably the same answer.