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.
Holy Synod confirms Episcopal nomination of Father Nikodhim
“The Holy Synod, at its recent regular fall 2022 session, has received this nomination with joy
and looks forward to your ordination to the episcopacy, by the grace of God, next fall. In all
ways therefore it is clear that you have already proved yourself able to be an archimandrites: a
ruler of the sheepfold. Today the holy Synod recognizes this fact by honoring you with the title Archimandrite.”
Concluding the meetings of the Holy Synod and celebrating the tenth anniversary of his own
service as Metropolitan of the Orthodox Church in America, His Beatitude, Metropolitan
Tikhon, addressed Fr. Nikodhim with the above words at last Sunday’s Divine Liturgy. From the
heart of the monastery Church of St. Tikhon’s and with his brother hierarchs surrounding him, he
admonished the newly elevated archimandrite to continue in his service to the faithful of the
Albanian Orthodox Archdiocese. By decision of the Holy Synod, Fr. Nikodhim was named administrator of the same.
During their time together, the Synod also designated Archbishop Mark of Philadelphia and
Eastern Pennsylvania as the new locum tenens for the Albanian Archdiocese. With his long
experience in both Byzantine and Slavic service practices and a pronounced talent for shoring up
the administrative needs of his own diocese, Abp. Mark embraced this new obligation, promising
his care and guidance to the clergy and faithful of this diocesan family.
To Archbishop Mark, locum tenens of the Albanian Archdiocese, and to Fr. Nikodhim, its new
administrator, many years! Për shumë vjet!
The Annual Assembly is the supreme legislative and administrative authority in all secular matters of the Archdiocese. It is composed of the Bishop, the clergy of the Archdiocese, and lay delegates representing each parish within the jurisdiction of the Albanian Orthodox Archdiocese in America.
The Annual Assembly of the Albanian Orthodox Church in America will be hosted next year by St. George Albanian Orthodox Cathedral in September.
More details to come...
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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