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The Albanian Archdiocese of the Orthodox Church in America is one of the three ethnic dioceses within the OCA. Its origin is traced back to the start of the autocephalous Church of Albania as both had a common beginning in the United States in the early twentieth century.

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Crossroads New England Visits Cathedral - June 25, 2024

The Crossroads New England Summer program visited historical St George Cathedral in South Boston. Among their many programs for youth and young adults, the Crossroads Institute offers summer educational (and fun) programs for Orthodox high school 11th and 12 graders in various areas around the country. On the evening of Tuesday, June 25, they stopped by to visit His Grace, Father Mark, and the home of Albanian Orthodoxy in America.

To learn more about the wonderful work being done by Crossroads for youth, young adults, their parents, clergy and youth workers, please visit their website:

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I përjetshëm kujtimi! Archpriest John Scollard

Christ is risen! Krishti u ngjall!
His Grace Bishop Nikodhim asks for your fervent prayers at this time for the newly-departed servant of God, the ever-memorable Archpriest John Scollard, and for Prifteresha Diane who is grieving. Fr. John, long serving pastor of St John the Baptist Albanian Church in Boston, fell asleep in the Lord Friday May 31, 2024. Click onto the following link to view an In Memoriam.

May Fr. John, our brother and concelebrant in the Holy Things of Christ our God, rest with the just, and may his memory be eternal! I perjetshem kujtimi!

St George Cathedral Plays Host to Albanian-language Film Festival

During the weekend of May 31- June 2, historic Saint George Cathedral in South Boston played host to the Noli Film Festival. The festival, a collaboration between SojliArt Production, 90 Production, Fan S. Noli Library & Cultural Center, and Albanians Fighting Cancer, featured seventeen incredible Albanian language (English subtitled) movies over three action-packed days. From edge-of-your-seat full-length features to eye-opening documentaries, heart-pounding shorts, and mesmerizing animations, there was something for everyone! Friends and visitors from far and wide traveled to South Boston for the event, including the current Boston city councilor for South Boston, the District Attorney for Suffolk County, the current Albanian ambassador to the US, a former Boston mayor and US ambassador to the Vatican, and a veritable who's who of Albanian actors, directors and entertainment professionals. Find out more about the festival at their website:

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Deacon Juxhin Graduates from St Vladimir's Seminary - May 18, 2024

On Saturday May 18, His Grace joined Metropolitan Tikhon and the faculty and staff of Saint Vladimir’s Seminary for the Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2024. Among the graduates is the Archdiocese’s own Deacon Juxhin Shkurti. In addition to His Grace, Deacon Juxhin and Livia's families traveled from Albania, and clergy and faithful from around the Archdiocese, to celebrate the day with our newest clergy family. With his studies complete, Deacon Juxhin and Livia will be moving to Boston for a year-long pastoral internship at the Cathedral before their official parish assignment. May God grant Deacon Juxhin and Livia many years!

If you, your children/grandchildren, or friends are interested in the possibility of a pastoral or liturgical arts leadership role in the Archdiocese, you/they should reach out to the Archdiocese’s Student Fund Committee to discuss the steps necessary to start the process. If you would like to contribute to the Fund to help students defry the costs of education, please visit the Student Fund website.

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Celebrating St Thomas Sunday in Farmington Hills - May 12, 2024

On Sunday, May 12, His Grace joined the faithful of St Thomas Parish in Farmington Hills, MI, for their altar feast. In addition to the celebration of St Thomas Sunday, the first Sunday following Holy Pashka, the community "kicked off" the festivities leading up to their 95th Anniversary celebration in the Fall. Following the Divine Liturgy, His Grace awarded the Herald of Sts Constantine and Helen to three parishioners, Niko Bulka, Carolyn Margaret Vasili, and Thomas Adams for their years of service to the parish. Additionally, following the week long celebration of the Lord's Resurrection from the Dead, His Grace and the faithful continued the Orthodox practice of sharing the joy of Pashka with their dead by holding a memorial, both in the church and at the cemetery.

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Krishti u ngjall! Christ is risen!

His Grace Joins OCA Bishops for Blessing of Chrism

His Grace Bishop Nikodhim joins Metropolitan Tikhon and the other OCA bishops at St Tikhon of Zadonsk Monastery in South Canaan, PA, for the blessing of the Holy Chrism of the Orthodox Church in America. Chrism is the holy oil used specifically when someone is baptized or "chrismated" into the  Orthodox Faith as a symbol of unity of the whole Church. More than simply oil, the bishops and clergy from around North America traveled to northeastern Pennsylvania this week to spend several days perparing the ancient recipe of oil and spices on behalf os the whole OCA. Given the arduous preparation by all of the bishops, this service is performed as needed, usually once every couple of years.

To learn more, or see pictures or videos, please visit the Monastery's website: or Facebook page.

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Archdiocesan Lenten Akathist to the Theotokos - April 19, 2024

Faithful from the four parishes in Massachusetts and beyond gathered together the evening of Friday April 19, 2024 at Assumption of the Virgin Mary Church in Worcester. His Grace Bishop Nikodhim, along with Father Mark Doku and Father John Daly, led the faithful in this prayer of protection and thanksgiving which dates back to the 7th century. At the conclusion of the service, His Grace offered a few words before everyone went to the hall for a wonderful meal hosted by the parish.


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Heritage Sunday March 24, 2024

Each March we mark two important occasions in the history of our diocese, days of note drawn from our spiritual ancestry: 13 March 1965 as the date of repose, the falling asleep in the Lord, of our first hierarch, the ever-memorable Theophan (Noli) and 22 March 1908 as the Sunday on which the first ever Divine Liturgy was offered in the Albanian tongue, intoned and prayed in Boston, Massachusetts by Noli and by the faithful founders of what would become this archdiocese.

With our prayers, we take up each this profound responsibility of bearing the history of our people, their struggles and sacrifices, our inheritance. With our prayers, we turn our faces now toward the future, bound together and purposed toward a common cause, which is that Christ’s freedom and victory, His holiness mystically shared with us, be not ours alone but ours together, entrusted to us that we may bring this to others.

Episcopal Ordination of His Grace Bishop NIKODHIM (Preston)

On Saturday September 16, 2023, in historic Saint George Cathedral, Metropolotian Tikhon, Archbishop of Washington and All America and Canada, along with six other ruling diocesan bishops of the Orthodox Church in America, ordained Archimandrite Nikodhim to the episcopacy with the words of the Holy Gospel and the Apostolic Succession of laying on of hands.  Read more

The Albanian Archdiocese of the Orthodox Church in America is one of the three ethnic dioceses within the OCA. ...
The Albanian Archdiocese consists of 11 parishes across the United States. ...
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The Archdiocesan Chancery is located at 523 East Broadway, South Boston, Massachusetts. ...

Current fundraising project of the Archdiocese.

The restoration of the Church of the Life-Giving Spring (Burimi Jetëdhënës) in Korce, Albania.

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Albanian Orthodox Archdiocese in America

Kryepeshkopata Orthodhokse Shqiptare në Amerikës

517 East Broadway

South Boston, Massachusetts 02127