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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.

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Announcements

New Issue - July 2017

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


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.

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.



Galleries

Service of Unction - 03/29/15

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

(17 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)

Blessing of Long Island Sound - 01/11/15

(6 images)

St. Nectarous Vespers - 11/09/14

(145 images)


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Diocesan News

New Diocese Assembly Convenes

The 53rd Diocese Assembly convenes in Springfield, MA.

The Diocesean Report of His Emenance, ArchBishop Nikon, maybe found at the link below.


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.



Site Updates

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


Video for the All-American Council

Local Orthodox Christians Converge to Celebrate Easter

Video Highlights from the Diocesan Youth Rally


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New England Diocese of the Orthodox Church in America