2017 Diocesan Grant Information Now Available
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.
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.
Pan-Orthodox Youth Events
Join CT Deanery Youth for a year of one-night retreats at All Saints Orthodox Church in Hartford, CT.
All youth in grades 6-12 are welcome to join us for food, fun, and fellowship with other Orthodox Christians from all over CT!
If you have to come late - No worries ~ We'll be glad to have you!
Each month we'll follow a schedule similar to what we did last year:
Our first "Rally after Rally" event will be on Friday, September 15th, 2017 @ 6:30pm at All Saints Orthodox Church (205 Scarborough St., Hartford, CT 06105)
For more information, please call or e-mail me at 860-922-5329 / OCAchaplain@gmail.com
2017 Parish Annual Statistics Report Form
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)
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.
Service of Unction - 03/29/15
The Service of Unction was held at Three Saints Orthodox Church in Ansonia, CT
Episcopal Visits - 09/28/15
The pictures present in this gallery are just a few from the visits of His Eminence Nikon to the parishes of Berlin, NH (celebrating their 100th anniversary), Springfield, VT and New Haven, CT (also celebrating their 100th anniversary).