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His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios calls all faithful to sign the White House petition urgently asking the United States Government to use all its influence for the release of these two Orthodox Christian Archbishops and to bring a peaceful settlement to this bloodletting Syrian conflict through a negotiated settlement.

The Saving Passion of Christ our God
Saturday, April 27, 2013

An introductory comment on the Holy and Great Week from the website of the Church of Greece titled: The Saving Passion of Christ of God. Please click here to view.

On behalf of His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios, Father Nicholas Krommydas, the Parish Council, and the Building Committee of the St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Weston, Massachusetts, you are cordially invited to join as they celebrate the "Thyranixia" opening of the doors of the new Church Sanctuary and Chapel on Saturday, May 11 at 6:00p.m. and Sunday, May 12 at 8:30a.m. A reception will follow in the fellowship hall after each service.

It is with sentiments of profound sorrow that we have been witnessing the appalling and devastating events of violence and terror that marred this year's Boston Marathon, shocking the city of Boston, the American nation, and the whole world.

View the complete schedule of His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios for Holy Week 2013 (April 28-May 5).

Sunday, April 21, 2013 Watertown, MA: marked an important first step in the long process of healing for the parishioners of the Taxiarchae-Archangels Greek Orthodox Church. Following the terror and violence on the streets and neighborhoods of the Watertown community over the past several days, His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios made an Archpastoral visit to the Taxiarchae Church on Sunday, April 21, to celebrate the Divine Liturgy and to visit with families of the community that were immediately affected by these tragic events. Video of His Eminence addressing the community and photo's of his tour can be viewed through the website.

At the invitation of Governor Patrick of Massachusetts, His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios participated in the Interfaith prayer service for the Boston Marathon tragedy at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston on Thursday, April 18. The service was broadcast live on most TV channels and online news outlets across the country.

The Holy Eparchial Synod of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, on the first day of its regularly scheduled spring meeting today under the presidency of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, issued a statement on the barbaric attack at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013.

We are all shocked with today's terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon. Once again, evil reared its ugly head and countless of our fellow citizens have been victimized. Our prayers and thoughts are with the victims and their families, as well as our governor, mayor, and police officials. We stand by our law enforcement agencies and all the heroic first responders as they begin the process of fully investigating this act of terrorism, and bring to justice those responsible.

In 2010, the Rev. Dr. Demetrios Tonias, who serves as an Ecumenical Officer of the Metropolis of Boston, presented a paper at a World Council of Churches conference held in Constantinople on the topic of "Christian Self-Understanding in the Jewish Context." Fr. Demetri, who represents His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios on issues concerning the Orthodox Christian-Jewish dialogue, spoke on the Orthodox Christian view of the Church as New Israel and the ways in which the Orthodox Church can play an important role in the contemporary dialogue. The paper was recently published as part of the conference proceedings and can be accessed by clicking on the link below.

The Greek Independence Day Parade is a national celebration in the United States of America. Greek Americans across US cities organize Greek parades to celebrate the independence of Greece from the Ottoman Empire in 1821. In Boston, proud Greek-Americans from all over New England lined Boylston Street and joined in on the fun to celebrate their heritage which featured floats, marching bands and colorful ethnic costumes.

On April 2-3, 2013 His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios hosted the annual two-day Lenten retreat for the clergy of the Metropolis of Boston at the St. Methodios Faith and Heritage Center in Contoocook, New Hampshire. His Eminence invited guest speaker Fr. Spencer Kezios to address the topic, "The Priest as: Pastor, Liturgist, and Preacher".

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