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Welcome to the Diocese of New York and Washington, D.C., part of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America. The Diocese of New York and Washington, D.C. is led by His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph, and includes 15 churches and missions in the New York City metropolitan area, the Washington D.C. metropolitan area and institutions throughout North America (e.g., the Antiochian Village in Pennsylvania).

Parishes of this diocese join with the parishes of the Diocese of Oakland, Charleston and the Mid-Atlantic for Parish Life Conferences and other diocesan gatherings.


2019 AWE Lenten Retreat is March 29–31, 2019

Dear Sisters in Christ!

Christ is in our Midst! He is and ever shall be! It is that time again, for our Women's Lenten Retreat. We had such a wonderful turnout last year at the retreat. I am excited for this year's retreat. I hope you are too.

This year, the 2019 AWE Lenten Retreat is entitled, "Pray, Fast, Give" with Keynote Speaker, Fr. Charles Nicholas Baz, in loving memory of all of our Hierarchs who have fallen asleep in the Lord and are laid to rest at the Village from March 29–31, 2019, at Antiochian Village in Bolivar, PA. Join us for a weekend of prayer, fellowship, and learning.

Please see the attached flyer and the attached schedule.

We want you all to attend! The deadline is March 22, 2019. REGISTER HERE!

We had such a wonderful time last year, meeting each other, spending time together in worship and fellowship. I really pray that many of you will plan to attend this year as well!

Your Sister in Christ!

Rula Khoury
AWE President

2019 Eastern Dioceses Scholarships

February 1, 2019

Dear Reverend Fathers and Teen SOYO Advisors and High School Seniors:

We are pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for the 2019 Eastern Dioceses Scholarships.

This year, up to 4 awards are available in amounts ranging from $1000 to $2,500.

Applicants should be high school seniors and active members of a parish of either The Diocese of New York and Washington D.C. or The Diocese of Charleston, Oakland, and the Mid-Atlantic of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of North America (Eastern Dioceses). 

Interested applicants should contact the scholarship coordinator via email at to obtain an electronic copy of the 2019 Scholarship Application. All applications and requested materials must be submitted by May 1, 2019.

Please do not hesitate to contact me at the above email address with any and all questions!

Yours in Christ,

Mary Elizabeth Asencio, Scholarship Coordinator 

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