Based on the Decree from the 25th day of August 2009, in which the Grand Prince of Epirus, Don Davide Pozzi Sacchi of Santa Sofia, in his capacity as High Protector of the Orthodox Church of Epirus, with a special Tomos had erected the Holy Metropolia Of The Holy Autocephalous Orthodox Church Of The Kingdom Of Epirus (or short OCE for Orthodox Church of Epirus).
H.R.H. Grand Prince of Epirus Don Davide Pozzi Sacchi di Santa Sofia, following the resignation of the previous Metropolitan, by virtue of his Highness’ powers of temporal head and high protector of the OCE has appointed H.E. Mar Melchizedek on February 15, 2021 as the new Metropolitan.
The OCE with its dependences worldwide provides pastoral services, including to third and fourth generations of Epirate exiles present in North America and elsewhere. The OCE is in communion with all Orthodox branches allowing for canonical relations and pays homage to the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople.