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

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.

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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

OCA continues search for Treasurer - 01/01/19

SYOSSET, NY [OCA] -- The search for an experienced, qualified individual to assume the duties of Treasurer of the Orthodox Church in America initially announced in November 2018, continues.

The successful candidate, who will succeed Melanie Ringa, the current OCA Treasurer, will be directly appointed by His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon with confirmation by the Holy Synod of Bishops and endorsement by the Metropolitan Council.  The anticipated starting date for the new Treasurer will be mid-February 2019.

The Treasurer will report directly to the Chancellor of the Orthodox Church in America.  He or she will be accountable to the Metropolitan, the Holy Synod, the All-American Council, and the Metropolitan Council, reporting regularly on the overall areas of responsibility and the financial management of the OCA.  He or she will discuss with the Chancellor priorities, concerns, and financial expectations.  In consultation with the Finance Committee, the Treasurer will keep the Chancellor and Metropolitan informed of financial matters and unforeseen events.

A detailed description of duties and responsibilities is available online .

Individuals interested in applying for the position should submit a cover letter and detailed resume indicating relevant educational and professional experience, together with three [3] letters of recommendation, to the Office of the Metropolitan, PO Box 675, Syosset, NY 11791 no later than January 22, 2019.

Enquiries may be directed to the Chancellor, Archpriest Alexander Rentel, at

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
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)

Site Updates
03/21/18Site updates -

Pablished Fr. Paul Tarazi event.

03/05/18Site updates -

Updated info about Youth Event on Bright Friday.

02/12/18The 2018 Diocesan Grant Information -

The 2018 Diocesan Grant Information is Now Available

The Grant Background

The Grant Application

02/12/18Website updates -

Orthodox New England - ONE - February 2018 is now available for view and download.

Info about retreats is published and scheduled to be up on time.

12/19/17Updated Featured Event -

Flyer and info has been posted about last "Rally after Rally" event for 2017 at All Saints in Hartford, CT.

11/23/17Website Updates -

New photoalbums are published

11/19/172017 November issue of ONE is published -

The November 2017 issue of ONE is now available for view and download on our website

10/27/17Hierarch's Report is published -

Hierarch's report from the Diocesan Assembly is published.

09/18/17Website Updates -

New Design

New Maps for Deaneries and Parishes

Updated Archive for ONE

New way to see ONE without Adobe Acrobat

09/12/17Pan-Orthodox Youth Events -

The flyer for September's youth event is published.

09/12/172017 September issue of ONE is published -

The September 2017 Issue of ONE is now available for view and download on our website

09/12/17Site updates -

Site has been updated. Menus, Photo Albums, Documents etc. We still need to work on our banner.

09/12/17Annual Statistics Report Form -

Here you will find this years Annual Statistics Report Form for your Parish.

09/05/17Pan-Orthodox Youth Events -

The flyer has been updated

08/31/17Diocesan Assembly 2017 -

The packege is now availabel for download: registration forms and hotel information.

Draft of last years assembly minutes is here.

07/18/172017 July issue of ONE is published -

The July 2017 Issue of ONE is now available for view and download on our website

01/02/16Facebook Feeds -

Now you can access the DNE Facebook feeds directly from this website. Simply used the dropdown navigation menu (Pages) and select 'Social Streaming' or click here to go to the page directly.

01/01/16ONE Stewards Subscription -

If you would like to subscribe to receive a 'hardcopy' of the ONE Steward Newsletter, please click here.

08/14/15Database Links Issue -

The links issue on the Diocesan Assembly page has been corrected. However, if you do find a residual issue, please contact the web administrator directly.

08/01/15Diocesan Documentation -

The Diocesan By-Laws and Rules of Procedures have been uploaded in PDF format, and may be found at Official Documents.

10/31/14Diocesan Facebook Page -

If you are a member of Facebook, the Diocese now has a page; search for Diocese of New England:OCA

Ancient Faith Radio

Diocesan Video from 19th AAC

Blessing of New Icons - 10/14/18

(20 images)

Father Michael Westerberg is Awarded the Mitre

(9 images)

Blessing of Long Island Sound - 01/11/15

(6 images)


Service of Unction - 03/29/15

The Service of Unction was held at Three Saints Orthodox Church in Ansonia, CT

(17 images)

St. Nectarous Vespers - 11/09/14

(145 images)

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). 

(35 images)

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

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