Boston, August 24, 2023
The Orthodox Church in America will consecrate a new bishop for its Albanian Archdiocese in Boston next month.
The previous hierarch, Archbishop Nikon, reposed in the Lord in Archbishop Nikon of Boston (OCA) reposes in the Lord“He exhibited the best traits of a true leader—the ability to listen and the ability to act decisively. We saw him not only as our bishop, but as one of us.”
“>September 2019. In OCA Albanian Archdiocese elects new bishop after three yearsThe Archdiocese, which consists of 11 parishes, mainly scattered throughout New England, now awaits the confirmation of his election by the Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church in America.”>October 2022, clergy and lay representatives of the Archdiocese, which consists of 11 parishes mainly scattered throughout New England, voted for Archimandrite Nikodhim (Preston) as their next hierarch. In OCA Synod elects new Bishop of Boston and Albanian ArchdioceseThe Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church in America elected a new bishop for the Diocese of New England and the Albanian Archdiocese this week.”>April of this year, the OCA Holy Synod formally approved Fr. Nikodhim as Bishop-elect.
According to a recent announcement from the Albanian Archdiocese, Fr. Nikodhim will be consecrated as a bishop on Saturday, September 16, at St. George Albanian Orthodox Cathedral in Boston.
Matins will be served at 9 AM, followed by the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy and consecration at 10 AM.
The cathedral will host a luncheon following the service.
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