Metropolis of Boston Clergy Respond to Metropolitan's Appeal for The Relief Fund for the People of Greece

Metropolis of Boston Clergy Respond to Metropolitan's Appeal for The Relief Fund for the People of Greece:

At their monthly Synaxis, the clergy of the Metropolis of Boston offered $2,500 in support to Metropolitan Methodios' request that the Parishes and Faithful of New England generously support the The Relief Fund for the People of Greece.  His Eminence invited Professor Michaelis M. Psalidopoulos of Tufts University to address the clergy on the economic crisis in Greece and Europe and its ramifications.  (See Professor Psalidopoulos' biography below). Metropolitan Methodios has called upon all the faithful of the Metropolis to immediately and generously support our Archdiocesan efforts to offer relief to our brothers and sisters in Greece who are in dire need of our assistance.

"Not since World War Two and the devastating years that followed have our brothers and sisters in Greece suffered as they are these days." Thousands are homeless-(-something never before seen in Greece-)-tens of thousands have little or nothing to eat. Who among us can remain indifferent upon hearing that a mother was forced to leave her child at an orphanage because she was no longer able to provide food for her sustenance? 

Please join me in offering whatever you can to relieve the suffering of the innocent victims.
Metropolitian Methodios

The Archdiocese established a special Relief Fund for the People of Greece and ALL contributions should be forwarded to the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, 8 East 79th Street, New York, NY 10075, earmarked for the Relief Fund for the People of Greece. In addition to the Archbishop’s appeal the National Ladies Philoptochos Society has issued already a similar appeal.
The full text of the Archbishop’s Encyclical can be read at:



Michalis Psalidopoulos is the holder of the Constantine Karamanlis Chair in Hellenic and Southeastern European Studies at The Fletcher School of Diplomacy for the academic year 2010 - 2011.  

Prior to joining Fletcher and Tufts University, he was a professor of the History of Economic Thought at the Department of Economics, University of Athens, Greece.  

He earned his first degree in Economics from the University of Athens and pursued postgraduate studies in politics, sociology, and economics at the Free University of Berlin, Germany.  

He was a Fulbright Fellow at Duke University in 1993, a Stanley J. Seeger Fellow at Princeton University in 1996, and a Visiting Research Professor at King s College, London in 1998.  

His research focuses on national traditions in the History of Economics and the relation between economic thought, economic policy, and good governance, especially in Southeastern Europe.     

He has written extensively in his academic field of expertise. His books include "The crisis of 1929 and the Greek Economists, Keynesian Theory and Greek Economic Policy," "Economic Theories and Social Policy" and "Xenophon Zolotas and the Greek Economy."  He edited "The Canon in the History of Economics" and "Economic Thought and policy in Europe's Less Developed Countries" for Routledge in 1999 and 2002 respectively and was awarded the prize for the best economic treatise by the Academy of Athens in 2007 for his International conflict and economic thought.  

His most recent book is "Economists and Economic Policy in Modern Greece" (2010). He has also published articles in "History of Political Economy," in "The European Journal for the History of Economic Thought," and in "History of Economic Ideas."  

He is currently involved in a comparative project of economic experiences and policies in Europe's less industrialized countries during the Great Depression. He speaks English, German, and French fluently, as well as Greek.