Welcome to the Diocese of Worcester and New England, part of the Self-Ruled Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America. The Diocese of Worcester is led by His Grace Bishop John and includes 11 churches in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

 

Boston Byzantine Music Festival, November 14-15

MARY JAHARIS CENTER FOR BYZANTINE ART AND CULTURE

is proud to partner with The New York Life Center for the Study of Pontus & Asia Minor

at Hellenic College Holy Cross

to present the BOSTON BYZANTINE MUSIC FESTIVAL

The Second Boston Byzantine Music Festival presents a dynamic and engaging collection of performances that explore the musical tradition of the Byzantine Empire and its points of contact with the music of Western Europe and the Ottoman Empire.

Friday, November 14, 7:30 p.m. (Hellenic College Holy Cross, Maliotis Cultural Center)

Saturday, November 15, 7:30 p.m. (Hellenic College Holy Cross, Maliotis Cultural Center) 

Tickets: $25 per concert • $40 for both concerts Students: $12 per concert with valid ID

Download the press release (PDF) with all details

Diocese of Worcester Gathers for Lively PLC

The Antiochian Orthodox Christian Diocese of Worcester and New England held its 76th annual Parish Life Conference (PLC) from June 19-22 at the Radisson Hotel in Plymouth Harbor. The conference was organized and hosted by the parish of St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church of Boston. The theme of the PLC was taken from the Gospel according to St. Luke; "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and your neighbor as yourself." With over 300 people in attendance throughout the four days, the PLC proved to be a tremendous success.

Some highlights included lively question and answer sessions led by His Grace Bishop John (Abdalah) as well as daily Bible studies, divine services and inspirational homilies led by our beloved Diocesan clergy. The teens of our Diocese showcased their knowledge and talents at the annual Bible Bowl and Oratorical Festivals.

Gallery Features Highlights from Unity Conference

From June 25–28, 2014, the Patriarch of Antioch and All the East His Beatitude John X joined with the Fathers of the Holy Synod to call the faithful from around the world to the Hill of Balamand for a conference on Antiochian unity. Appropriately, the Conference concluded with the joyous celebration of the Feast of Ss. Peter and Paul, patron saints of the Antiochian Church. (Read the text of Patriarch John's homily.) 

Antiochian.org has assembled a collection of photographs highlighting the Unity Conference. Additionally, the Patriarchate of Antioch's website has published photo galleries and written reports of the historic events in both Arabic and English, and galleries are also available on the Patriarchate's Facebook page. The sizable North American delegation, pictured here with Patriarch John X, was composed of bishops, priests, key department heads, and organization leaders. Members of the group will begin returning home on Monday, June 30.

Diocese of Worcester News Archive