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.

 

Memory Eternal! + Charles Slemon

His Grace Bishop Basil writes:

MEMORY ETERNAL! Charles Slemon, father of Kh. Sharon Nasr (retired at St. Elijah in Oklahoma City), OK, fell asleep in Christ in Rhode Island on Sunday, October 5th at the age of 96. Mr. Slemon will be buried this Saturday, October 11th, from St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church in Pawtucket, RI. Condolences may be sent to Archpriest Constantine Nasr and Kh. Sharon at revnasr@yahoo.com and sharonnasr@yahoo.com

Please join me in praying a rope for the repose of his soul, saying, "O Lord Jesus Christ, grant rest to the soul of thy departed servant." May he be granted Paradise, and may you be granted long life.

Read his obituary here.

Many Years to His Grace Bishop John!

September 26th is the celebration of the Holy Apostle and Evangelist St. John the Theologian and the name's day of His Grace Bishop John. May God grant him many years!

Apolytikion of St. John, Tone 2

O Apostle John, speaker of divinity, the beloved of Christ God, hasten and deliver thy people powerless in argument; for He on Whose bosom thou didst lean accepteth thee as an intercessor. Beseech Him, therefore, to disperse the cloud of the stubborn nations, asking for us safety and the Great Mercy.

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

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