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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 Eminence, the Most Reverend NIKON, Archbishop of Boston.

Youth Rally 2014
Details concerning this year's Rally

When: August 11-16, 2014

Who: All diocesan youth who have completed fifth grade and have not yet celebrated their 18th birthday are eligible to attend Youth Rally.

Where: At the Campgrounds of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston's Saint Methodious Faith and Heritage Center, Contoocook, New Hampshire.

Note: The firm deadline for youth registration is July 7, 2014.

Please see the accompanying PDF document for more details.

The Youth Rally Application Packet is now available HERE.

St. Tikhon’s Seminary to Host Continuing Education Symposium

Saint Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary here will host its annual Continuing Clergy Education Symposium June 17-19, 2014. This is the second year that the school will provide this symposium to assist OCA priests and deacons in fulfilling their 20 hours of continuing education studies mandated each year by the Holy Synod of Bishops.

For more information, please Clergy CE Symposium...

Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response
Revised and Updated

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. For more information please see 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.

Parish Grant Initiative

The diocesan "Parish Grant Initiative" will continue in 2014. Parishes in the New England Diocese can apply for financial grants to support outreach and charity programs in their communities. The diocese has again budgeted up to $10,000 in grant monies to help support parishes in these efforts.  Applications will be reviewed as received. 

Parish Grant Initiative Background

Parish Grant Initiative Application - MS Word format

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.

Download Scholarship Application

The JUNE edition of ONE is now available.

Youth Rally 2014

The application packet is now available.

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.

Parish Grant Application for 2014 now available.

The Parish Grant Initiative of the New England Diocese is an opportunity to provide financial support to parishes in the diocese for new or existing parish outreach or charitable projects in their local communities. Modest cash grants will be awarded to a few parishes to help build new programs or to strengthen existing ones.

Hierarch's Report

The report of His Eminence, Nikon, from the 50th Assembly of the Diocese of New England is avaliable.

Current Photos
Archbishop Visits Maine Mission - 07/08/14

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PO Box 1182
Torrington, CT 06790-1182

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