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The Triodion marks the beginning of a time of preparation for the spiritual journey of Great and Holy Lent, a time for Orthodox Christians to draw closer to God through worship, prayer, fasting, and acts of charity. The Triodion is the liturgical book that contains the services from this Sunday, the tenth before Pascha (Easter), to Great and Holy Saturday.
Catechetical Homily at the opening of Holy and Great Lent 2020 ✠ His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew
We offer hymns of thanks to the God of love as once again we enter Holy and Great Lent, the arena of ascetic struggle, fasting and abstinence, of vigilance and spiritual awareness, of guarding our senses and prayer, of humility and self-knowledge. We are commencing a new and blessed pilgrimage toward Holy Pascha, which has “opened for us the gates of paradise.” In Church and as Church, as we behold the Risen Lord of glory, we all journey together along the way of deification by grace that leads to the heavenly goods “prepared by God for those who love Him” (1 Cor. 2:9).
From Friday, February 14 – Monday, February 17, 2020 the Metropolis of Boston Camp held its annual GOYA Winter Camp. The over 200 campers and staff were able to have a weekend retreat surrounded by the picturesque winter landscape on New Hampshire.
Την Κυριακή, 26η Ιανουαρίου 2020 επ’ ευκαιρία της εορτής των Τριών Ιεραρχών ο Σύνδεσμος Ελλήνων Εκπαιδευτικών της Ιεράς Μητροπόλεως Βοστώνης, παρουσίασε την ετήσια εορτή των Γραμμάτων.
On Sunday January 26, 2020 His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios visited the St. Gregory Parish in Mansfield, MA on the occasion of their feast day.
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.
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