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This evening we gather to celebrate the memory of a saint and hierarch of our church who was and remains a blazing lamp of Orthodoxy- Saint Athanasios the Great. From a young age, he had a remarkable theological understanding and an exceptional knowledge of sacred Scriptures. He attended the First Ecumenical Council of Nicea in 325 as a deacon, accompanying the Patriarch of Alexandria, Alexander. The following year, before his death, Patriarch Alexander appointed Athanasios His successor.
Let Us Be Attentive: Reflections on the Sunday and Feastday Scripture Readings of the Orthodox Church
In the book of 162 reflections on the Scripture passages of each Sunday, Feastday and Holy Week, Rev. Fr. Stavros N. Akrotirianakis, writes in "common language" that the regular church-goer will understand.
On Sunday, January 12, 2020, His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Saint John Parish in the South End of Boston together with the Chancellor of the Metropolis and pastor of the community Fr. Ted Barbas and Archdeacon Dionysios Papiris. At the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy His Eminence offered the affirmation of office for the members of the parish council.
On Tuesday, January 7, 2020 His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios welcomed Fr. George Papadimitriou to the Metropolis headquarters. Fr. George presented His Eminence with his latest publication "Orthodox Christian Views of Other Religions."
On Wednesday, January 1st, 2020 His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios celebrated the Divine Liturgy for the feasts of the Circumcision of the Lord and St. Basil the Great at the St. Vasilios Paris in Peabody, MA.
On Sunday, December 29 th , 2019 His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios, accompanied by seminarian Jesse Kroger, made an Archpastoral visit to Saint Vasilios Parish in Newport, New Hampshire.
M e r r y C h r i s t m a s! Every year we exchange this greeting, wishing that we all have a “merry Christmas”. What we mean and what we think by these words is like a picture taken from the perfect Christmas card: sentimental caroling, sugar plums, mistletoes, and the presents wrapped under the tree. In other words, a Christmas that is more about ¬us than it is about Christ.
Having once again arrived at the great feast of the Lord’s Nativity, we glorify with hymn and spiritual song the One who emptied Himself for our sake and assumed our flesh so that He might redeem us from captivity to evil and open the gates of paradise to the human race. The Church of Christ rejoices as it liturgically experiences the whole mystery of Divine Economy and receives a foretaste of the glory of the eschatological kingdom, offering a good and godly witness to faith, hope and love in the world.
On Friday, December 13, 2019 a group of students from the Hellenic Academy of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Lowell, MA together with their parish priest Fr. Nicholas Pelekoudas and their teachers visited the Philoxenia House.
On the evening of December 12, 2019 His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios welcomed the members of Metropolis of Boston Youth Dance Group, their instructors, and their families to the Metropolis, headquarters. It has become a wonderful tradition for the members of the group to come to the Metropolis and decorate the traditional Christmas tree.
On the evening of December 11, 2019 His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios presided over the Hierarchal Great Vespers at the Cathedral of Saint Spyridon in Worcester, MA.
On Sunday, December 8, 2019 His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Sts. Constantine and Helen Parish in Cambridge, MA.
On Sunday, December 8, 2019 the Christmas concert at the Taxiarchae Church in Watertown Massachusetts took place. A choir drawn from across the Metropolis and volunteers from other faiths performed under the direction of Cynthia Mitaras Alex and guest conductor, Steven Karidoyanes.
The Metropolis of Boston Philoptochos met on Saturday, December 9 for a regular monthly meeting. Topics of discussion included future events such as a Lenten Retreat and a Spring Fundraiser.
On the evening of Thursday, December 5, 2019 the GOYA of St. Nectarios Greek Orthodox Church in Roslindale, MA, led by their parish priest Fr. Konstantine and their youth director Angelilki Constantine, visited the Philoxenia house.
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