Metropolis of Boston News & Events


Holy Week Schedule for Metropolitan Methodios

20TH Annual Greek Independence Day Parade Held In Boston

The community of St. Nectarios in Roslindale has come to a preliminary agreement with the Sacred Heart Middle School of Roslindale; with the blessings of His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios and the approval of Cardinal O’ Malley. According to this agreement, St. Nectarios Parish will offer Conversational Greek and Greek Orthodox cultural lessons to Greek Orthodox students (having a basic knowledge of Greek) who will enroll Sacred Heart Middle School, starting from the School year 2014-2015.

The Metropolis of Boston joins our Antiochian brethren throughout New England in mourning the loss of His Eminence Metropolitan Philip (Saliba), Metropolitan of the Antiochian Archdiocese of North America, who passed unto life eternal during the evening hours onMarch 19. The Orthodox Church is orphaned by this loss. Metropolitan Philip was a respected Orthodox hierarch and leader, not only within the Orthodox Church, but throughout the Ecumenical Community in America. May God rest his soul! I ask that you remember Metropolitan Philip in your prayers, and instruct all clergy within the Metropolis of Boston to offer a Trisagion prayer for the eternal repose of his soul immediately following the Divine Liturgy this coming Sunday, March 23. For more information on the details of His Eminence's funeral, as well as his life and ministry, please visit: May his memory be eternal!

St. Gregory Palamas
Monday, March 17, 2014

On the second Sunday of lent Our Holy Orthodox Church honors a great man of our Faith, St. Gregory Palamas, the Archbishop of Thessalonica, who lived during the 14th century. Through his pious life and devotion he offered to Orthodoxy and Christianity in general the correct way of attaining and exercising spiritual life, guarded the teaching of our Faith, and exemplifies holiness and Christian morality

NEW YORK – The Ecumenical Patriarchate issued yesterday March 9, 2014, Sunday of Orthodoxy, a Communiqué upon the conclusion of the Synaxis of the Primates of the Orthodox Autocephalous Churches and released the official Message of the Hierarchs of the Synaxis. Following are both texts as released by the Ecumenical Patriarchate.

Please see the attached letter in Greek from Metropolitan Methodios along with the Greek Independence Day Flyer and the list of upcoming FHASNE events.

Sunday of Orthodoxy - March 9, 2014
Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Since 843 the Church has designated the first Sunday of Lent as Sunday of Orthodoxy. Specifically, we celebrate the restoration of Icons by the Empress Theodora. Generally, we commemorate: 1) The victory of Orthodoxy-right worship, over heresy-false worship. 2) The victory of light over darkness and 3) The victory of truth over falsehood.

Now a commercialized holiday celebrating modern Western courtship and romance, the ancient Christian origins of Saint Valentine’s Day are largely forgotten.  The actual Orthodox liturgical Feast Days of Valentinos (Greek)/Valentinus (Latin) commemorate two Early Christian saints, Saint Valentine the Presbyter of Ro

With over 140 participants from across the New England Metropolis, families had a fantastic weekend at Winter Family Camp. They had the opportunity to spend time together in activities throughout the camp grounds. The children had fun playing broom ball on the frozen lake or sledding on the mounds of snow.

Earlier this month over the President' Day weekend holiday over 100 GOYA age children enjoyed the long weekend at the St. Methodios Faith and Heritage Center in Contoocook, New Hampshire for the 2014 Metropolis GOYA Winter Camp.

With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios, the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston is establishing a School of Byzantine Music that will equip its students with a mastery of the skills required for chanting the sacred hymns of the Orthodox Church.

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