Following the Hiierarchical Divine Liturgy, Metropolitan Methodios addressed the St. Sophia stewards who attended a luncheon to celebrate the auspsicious occasion of the 70th Anniversary of this hisotric parish in New London, CT.

TONSURED BY METROPOLITAN METHODIOS WERE: Dean Apostoleris & Henry Apostoleris, sons of Jason and Amy Apostoleris; Harry Calmar, son of Hal and Martha Calmar; Metthew Caputo, son of Chris and Karen Caputo; Cameron Fonner, son of James and Angie Fonner; Kostas Lanis, son of Theodore and Mariana Lanis; Jack Livingston, son of Grant and Andrea Livingston; Richard Purdy, son of Constance Purdy; Michael Sheehan, son of Stephen and Peggy Sheehan; Thomas Sutera, son of David and Demetra Sutera; George Simones, son of Tom and Katina Simones; Nicholas Spanos, son of Spyros and Rita Spanos.

METROPOLITAN METHODIOS administered the oath of office to the 2009-2011 Philoptochos Board: Penny Maistros, president; Aggie Koukoularis, vice-president; Emily Mitchell, recording secretary; Jeanne Fakis, corresponding secretary; Nina Vallombrosos, treasurer; Joann Ballassi, assistant treasurer; Esther Mitchell, advisor.  Also serving on the board are Yannoula Ballassi, Annie Fotiadis, Mary Gannon, Despina Matsas, Stephanie Panagos, Irene Synodi, Susan Ehite, Fofi Zelepos.


GOYA OFFICERS: His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios enjoyed meeting the new GOYA officers---Amanda Ballassi, president; Eleana Panagos, vice-president; Nick Spanos, Secretary; Alexa Ashton, treasurer----and their advisors--Presbytera Stephanie Panagos and Yannoula Ballassi.