The Diocese of Worcester and New England is part of the Self-Ruled Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, and is led by His Grace Bishop John.
Our Diocese was created in 2004 following the historic decision of the Holy Synod of the Patriarchate of Antioch to grant autonomous
status to the Antiochian Orthodox Church in North America and recognize
it as a Self-Ruled local Church. The former regional system of the
Archdiocese was then converted to a Diocesan structure and the New
England Region became the Diocese of Worcester and New England. The
Diocesan Cathedral is St. George in Worcester.
On December 11th, 2011, Archamandrite John Abdalah was consecrated bishop of the Diocese of Worcester. Our Diocese consists of eleven
parishes served by thirteen priests and seven deacons.
May we all find unending joy in the splendor of the empty tomb! His Grace Bishop +JOHN will be visiting the following parishes of our Diocese for services throughout Holy Week. ... Read More »
The explosion at the Boston Marathon on Monday rocked the lives of many in our Diocese, especially the young people. Please be assured of our fervent and continued prayers for all the victims of this terrible tragedy and for those who stepped up to help in any way. ... Read More »
Join us on Cape Cod on Saturday, April 13, 2013 for our annual Lenten Retreat with guest speaker Fr. Alexander Veronis. Registration is only $20, which includes lunch and a wonderful day of fellowship and faith. ... Read More »
Bishop John and the Clergy of the Diocese of Worcester and New England invite you to join us for the Diocesan celebrations of the service of Great Compline throughout Great Lent 2013. The schedule is as follows: ... Read More »
Join us on December 10th as we celebrate Bishop JOHN's first year in the Episcopacy. Clergy and the faithful from across our Diocese will join together at St. George Cathedral in Worcester for an Evening Divine Liturgy at 6:00 pm ... Read More »