Diocese of New England http://www.dneoca.org/ 60 2017 Parish Annual Statistics Report Form http://www.dneoca.org/files/Assemblies/Pastor-Annual-Statistical-Report--REV-2017.doc Tue, 12 Sep 2017 18:55:11 -0400 <div id="m_8908944297209394622yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1503329313546_16981" dir="ltr">Reverend Fathers,</div> <div dir="ltr"><a href="/files/Assemblies/Pastor-Annual-Statistical-Report--REV-2017.doc" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Here</a> you will find this years&nbsp;<span class="il">Annual</span>&nbsp;<span class="il">Statistics</span>&nbsp;Report Form for your Parish.</div> <div id="m_8908944297209394622yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1503329313546_16998" dir="ltr">Please fill out and return it before September 1st to&nbsp;Archbishop Nikon, Fr. John Kreta, Diocesan Secretary,&nbsp;and Treasurer, John Skrobat.</div> <div dir="ltr">Remember that this information is needed for John to create the needed reports&nbsp;for both the&nbsp;<span class="il">annual</span>&nbsp;budget and the Assembly.</div> <div id="m_8908944297209394622yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1503329313546_18445" dir="ltr">&nbsp;</div> Diocese of New England http://www.dneoca.org/files/Assemblies/Pastor-Annual-Statistical-Report--REV-2017.doc Statement regarding racism and bigotry https://www.facebook.com/terryvilleorthodoxchurch/photos/a.469079999948815.1073741828.465478046975677/678678852322261/?type=3 Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:41:31 -0400 <p>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 <strong>the Parable of the Good Samaritan</strong> (Luke 10:25-37). Every time we celebrate the Divine Liturgy, it is offered "<em>on behalf of all, and for all</em>." As Orthodox Christians we stand against racism and bigotry. All human beings share one common identity as children of God.</p> <p>"<strong><em>There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus</em></strong>" (Galatian 3:28)</p> Diocese of New England https://www.facebook.com/terryvilleorthodoxchurch/photos/a.469079999948815.1073741828.465478046975677/678678852322261/?type=3 New England Diocesan Youth Rally 2018 http://www.dneoca.org/files/Youth-Rally/YouthRallyApplicationPacket2018opt.pdf Fri, 01 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0400 <div><img border="1" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.dneoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/Youth%20Rally/20.jpg&archive=0&final_h=68&final_w=90&percent=100"><p><em><strong>When: August 13-18, 2018</strong></em></p> <p>(Rally Staff arrives the evening before Rally begins, on Sunday evening, August 12)</p> <p><strong>Who:</strong> All diocesan youth who have completed 5th grade and have not yet celebrated their 18th birthday are eligible to attend Youth Rally, (together with adults who are interested in and eligible to serve as leaders!)</p> <p><strong>Where:</strong> At the Campgrounds of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston&rsquo;s Saint Methodios Faith and Heritage Center, Contoocook, New Hampshire, (the same place as last year!)</p> <p>Download, fill up and print application from&nbsp;<a href="https://dneoca.org/files/Youth-Rally/YouthRallyApplicationPacket2018opt.pdf">HERE</a></p> <p>For further information please call or email Fr. John Hopko, Youth Rally Director, at phone number (860) 582-3631, or email address: <a href="mailto:terryvilleorthodoxchurch@gmail.com">terryvilleorthodoxchurch@gmail.com</a></p> <p><strong>NOTE:</strong> The <em><strong>FIRM deadline</strong></em> for youth registration is&nbsp;<strong>July 16, 2018</strong>.</p> <p><em>We can&rsquo;t wait to see you at Youth Rally this year!</em></p></div> Diocese of New England http://www.dneoca.org/files/Youth-Rally/YouthRallyApplicationPacket2018opt.pdf Parent/Youth Retreat with His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon June 29, 2018 http://www.dneoca.org/files/Youth-Rally/ONE-Youth--Parent-Retreat-20180630.pdf Tue, 30 Nov 1999 00:00:00 -0500 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.dneoca.org/display_image.php?ext=png&relativeimage=images/Youth%20Rally/ONE-Youth--Parent-Retreat-20180630.png&archive=0&final_h=300&final_w=232&percent=100"><p>His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon will be making a pastoral visit to All Saints Orthodox Church in Hartford on the last Saturday in June (June 30th), for the Feast of the Synaxis of the Holy Apostles.&nbsp;</p> <p>His Beatitude, along with His Eminence, Archbishop Nikon, will be celebrating the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy - with the bulk of the servers/singers made up of diocesan youth (though - all are welcome to serve/sing) - in celebration of the feast with us here at All Saints at 9:30am that Saturday.&nbsp;</p> <p>Following the Divine Liturgy, Met. Tikhon will lead a retreat for youth and their parents focused on one of our "American Saints": Saint Tikhon the Confessor,&nbsp;​Enlightener and Archbishop of the Orthodox&nbsp;​Archdiocese&nbsp;in America - and, eventually, last Patriarch of Moscow before the Revolution.&nbsp;</p> <p>All are welcome and encouraged to participate in celebration of the Divine Liturgy.</p> <p>9:30am Greeting &amp; Vesting of the Metropolitan</p> <p>10:00am Hierarchical Divine Liturgy</p> <p>12 Noon Festal Lunch with His Beatitude, Met. Tikhon</p> <p>12:30pm Session I - "The Life of St. Tikhon"</p> <p>2:00pm Akathist &amp; Veneration of the Relics of St. Tikhon</p> <p>3:00pm Session II - "The Teachings of St. Tikhon"</p> <p>4:30pm Great Vespers for the Resurrection</p> <p>5:30pm Dinner &amp; Fellowship with His Beatitude</p> <p>6:30pm Dismissal w/ singing of "Eis Polla"</p> <p>The luncheon and retreat afterwards is focused on children/youth ages 11-17 and their parents.</p> <p>Register online:&nbsp;https://allsaintshartford.org/youthretreat.html</p> <p>Online Registration ($21/person)</p></div> Diocese of New England http://www.dneoca.org/files/Youth-Rally/ONE-Youth--Parent-Retreat-20180630.pdf Seminarian Scholarships http://www.dneoca.org/files/scholarship/SCHOLARSHIP_APPLICATION.pdf Fri, 28 Oct 2016 05:27:07 -0400 <div><img border="0" hspace="5" vspace="0" align="left" src="https://www.dneoca.org/display_image.php?ext=jpg&relativeimage=images/clipart/scholarship_cross.jpg&archive=0&final_h=90&final_w=52&percent=100"><p>The Diocese of New England makes available limited scholarships for modest financial assistance according to the following guidelines:</p> <p>A scholarship applicant must:</p> <p>1) Be a parishioner of a member parish of the Diocese of New England, Orthodox Church in America;</p> <p>2) Be currently enrolled, as a full&ndash;time student, in a degree granting program at an accredited Orthodox seminary with the knowledge and blessing of the diocesan bishop.</p> <p>For more information, please <a href="/contact.html">contact Archbishop NIKON</a>.</p> <p>For the application, please follow the "more information" link below.</p></div> Diocese of New England http://www.dneoca.org/files/scholarship/SCHOLARSHIP_APPLICATION.pdf 2018 Diocesan Grant Information Now Available http://www.dneoca.org/news_160104_1.html Mon, 12 Feb 2018 14:23:01 -0500 <p>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. &nbsp;Applications will be reviewed as received. The files are available in MS Word format.</p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><a href="/files/Parish Grant Program/2018-Parish-Grant-Background.docx" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Grant Background</a></p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><a href="/files/Parish Grant Program/2018-Grant-Application.docx" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Grant Application</a></p> Diocese of New England http://www.dneoca.org/news_160104_1.html Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response http://www.dneoca.org/news_141030_4.html Thu, 08 Sep 2016 12:58:55 -0400 <p>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.</p> <p>At the March 2014 meeting of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America, <a href="http://oca.org/PDF/sexual-misconduct/2014-04-PSP-Sexual-Misconduct.pdf">revisions</a> to the Policies, Standards, and Procedures on Sexual Misconduct [PSP] were approved.</p> <p>An abbreviated PSP for parish use is <a href="http://oca.org/PDF/sexual-misconduct/2015-08-abbreviated-psp.pdf" target="_blank">available here</a>.</p> <p>The OCA Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response <a href="http://oca.org/about/sexual-misconduct">webpage is here</a>.</p> <p>To confidentially report a case of misconduct please use the toll-free number 855-398-2600. All calls will be confidential.</p> Diocese of New England http://www.dneoca.org/news_141030_4.html Guidelines on background checks now available http://oca.org/news/headline-news/guidelines-on-background-checks-now-available Thu, 08 Sep 2016 12:58:55 -0400 <p>At the spring session of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America, held at the Chancery March 18-21, 2014, &ldquo;Guidelines on Background Checks&rdquo; were issued. [See related article.] The Guidelines, which offer detailed information on how and for whom &ldquo;basic background checks&rdquo; 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.</p> Diocese of New England http://oca.org/news/headline-news/guidelines-on-background-checks-now-available