Painted Hands

Sharing the Gospel of Christ 

Since its inception, the Ecumenical Patriarch's Albanian Orthodox Diocese of the Americas has grown significantly.  Striving to be "a servant of Christ Jesus," our Diocese is rooted in the multifaceted spiritual and cultural work of the Ecumenical Patriarchate worldwide.  Having been "set apart for the gospel of God" (Rm 1:1), our Diocese's foremost mission is expressed in the apostolic tradition and worship of the Holy Orthodox Church. 

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His All-Holiness, Patriarch +BARTHOLOMEW and His Grace, Bishop +THEOPHANIS of Philomelion and the Albanian Diocese of the Americas

Our Albanian Orthodox Diocese was established by Bishop +MARK of Lefkis in 1950, under the name "The Albanian-American Orthodox Episcopacy," as a canonical jurisdiction under the Ecumenical Patriarchate and independent of the Autocephalous Orthodox Church of Albania.

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Online Chapel

5th Friday of Lent

Visit the Online Chapel for more daily readings, hymns, a monthly calendar of saints and feasts, and more.