Diocese of Worcester and New England (Antiochian)

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==History==
 
==History==
The diocese was formed from the seven regions of the Archdiocese at the time in 2004 after the Patriarchate of Antioch granted “Self-Rule” for the Archdiocese in response to the petition in 2001 for “Self-Rule” status by the ruling hierarch Metr. [[Philip (Saliba) of New York|Philip]] and the General Assembly of the Archdiocese. At present Metr. Philip administers the diocese as a diocesan [[bishop]] has not been elected.
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The diocese was formed from the seven regions of the Archdiocese at the time in 2004 after the Patriarchate of Antioch granted “Self-Rule” for the Archdiocese in response to the petition in 2001 for “Self-Rule” status by the ruling hierarch Metr. [[Philip (Saliba) of New York|Philip]] and the General Assembly of the Archdiocese.
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After his election and consecration in 2011, the diocese is currently administered by His Grace [[John (Abdalah) of Worcester and New England|Bishop John]].
  
 
==Parishes and Monasteries==
 
==Parishes and Monasteries==

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The Diocese of Worcester and New England is a diocese of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America which is under the jurisdiction of the Church of Antioch. The diocese includes the states of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Connecticut in the United States of America.

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History

The diocese was formed from the seven regions of the Archdiocese at the time in 2004 after the Patriarchate of Antioch granted “Self-Rule” for the Archdiocese in response to the petition in 2001 for “Self-Rule” status by the ruling hierarch Metr. Philip and the General Assembly of the Archdiocese.

After his election and consecration in 2011, the diocese is currently administered by His Grace Bishop John.

Parishes and Monasteries

The diocese includes twelve parishes and missions in the states of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Eastern Connecticut.[[1]]. The parishes of the diocese are principally located in the state of Massachusetts.

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