Diocese of New England
Orthodox Church in America
The Most Reverend NIKON
OCA Stewards Sunday
OCA Stewards Sunday
OCA Stewards Sunday
OCA Stewards Sunday
OCA Stewards Sunday

Beginning last year, His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon has asked OCA faithful to prayerfully give directly to the work of the OCA national organization on the last weekend in October. Our OCA chancery in New York supports a variety of vital ministries for Orthodoxy in America, including missionary tools like the national church planting grant, the fantastic OCA website, church music resources that most parishes freely use, and more. His Beatitude is also working hard to help revitalize a nationwide network for youth ministry. We appreciate all these things and we need these things. I ask our entire parish community to consider a gift--above and beyond our tithes and offerings to our parish. We do indeed support our diocese (and our diocese passes a small portion to the OCA national chancery), but it is an honor to give directly to the work of His Beatitude, who has worked tirelessly to support the health and growth of the Orthodox Church in America on a continental level! OCA Stewards Sunday will be next Sunday, the 27th."

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Welcome to the official website of the Orthodox Church in America's Diocese of New England,
under the guidance of His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon of All America and Canada,
Locum Tenens of New England and the Albanian Archdiocese.

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Announcements
2019 Diocesan Grant Information Now Available - 01/15/19

At the 2011 Diocesan Assembly, a "Parish Grant Initiative" was approved. Parishes in the New England Diocese can apply for financial grants to support outreach and charity programs in their communities. The diocese has budgeted up to $10,000 in grant monies to help support parishes in these efforts.  Applications will be reviewed as received. The files are available in MS Word format.

The Grant Background

The Grant Application


Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response

The Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America approved and issued a revised Policy, Standards, and Procedures on Sexual Misconduct at their Fall 2013 Holy Synod meeting. This policy is now in force in the Church. It is the goal of the entire Church to provide a safe and healthy environment for all of the faithful of the Orthodox Church in America. The Church laments the sin of sexual misconduct, and will not tolerate sexual misconduct by its clergy or any layperson.

At the March 2014 meeting of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America, revisions to the Policies, Standards, and Procedures on Sexual Misconduct [PSP] were approved.

An abbreviated PSP for parish use is available here.

The OCA Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response webpage is here.

To confidentially report a case of misconduct please use the toll-free number 855-398-2600. All calls will be confidential.


Guidelines on background checks now available

At the spring session of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America, held at the Chancery March 18-21, 2014, “Guidelines on Background Checks” were issued. [See related article.] The Guidelines, which offer detailed information on how and for whom “basic background checks” are required, are available in PDF format. Included in the Guidelines are recommended sources for conducting checks and information on on-line sexual abuse prevention training.


Diocesan News
50th Anniversary celebrations of St. Herman of Alaska’s glorification and the 50th Anniversary of the OCA’s autocephaly in 2020

Download the flyer here.

For more information, please visit the link.


Seminarian Scholarships

The Diocese of New England makes available limited scholarships for modest financial assistance according to the following guidelines:

A scholarship applicant must:

1) Be a parishioner of a member parish of the Diocese of New England, Orthodox Church in America;

2) Be currently enrolled, as a full–time student, in a degree granting program at an accredited Orthodox seminary with the knowledge and blessing of the diocesan bishop.

For more information, please contact Archbishop NIKON.

For the application, please follow the "more information" link below.


2017 Parish Annual Statistics Report Form

Reverend Fathers,
Here you will find this years Annual Statistics Report Form for your Parish.
Please fill out and return it before September 1st to Archbishop Nikon, Fr. John Kreta, Diocesan Secretary, and Treasurer, John Skrobat.
Remember that this information is needed for John to create the needed reports for both the annual budget and the Assembly.
 


Statement regarding racism and bigotry

Jesus Christ taught us to love and serve all people, regardless of their ethnicity or nationality. To understand that, we need to look no further than to the Parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37). Every time we celebrate the Divine Liturgy, it is offered "on behalf of all, and for all." As Orthodox Christians we stand against racism and bigotry. All human beings share one common identity as children of God.

"There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus" (Galatian 3:28)


Ancient Faith Radio

Diocesan Video from 19th AAC

2019 Blessing of Long Island Sound - 01/06/19

(4 images)



Blessing of New Icons - 10/14/18

(20 images)



Father Michael Westerberg is Awarded the Mitre

(9 images)



Video Highlights from the Diocesan Youth Rally
Video for the All-American Council

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