Metropolis of Boston Camp - Summer 2020



 
 
May 14, 2020
 
To the Reverend Clergy and Faithful of the Metropolis of Boston
 
My brothers and sisters in the Household of God,
 
Χριστός Ανέστη! Christ is Risen!
 
For the past 30 years the Metropolis of Boston Camp has been a home away from home for the youth and young adults of our Metropolis. It is a place where they go to retreat from the noise of the world, to find themselves, and to grow closer to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It is a place where wonderful lifelong friendships are formed.
 
Over the last two months our lives have drastically changed due to the terrible pandemic our world is facing. We have been forced to adapt and implement new practices in all areas of our daily lives. After much consideration, prayer and consultation, we have come to the decision that our Metropolis of Boston Camp program will need to be transformed into a drastically new experience this summer.  I am pleased to announce that Fr. Dionysios and our dedicated camp staff are working tirelessly to develop a creative interactive experience which will carry the culture of camp online, offering opportunities for fellowship, meaningful conversations, education, and much more. Our first-ever MBC Virtual Camp experience will take place during the first two weeks of July: Session One – July 6-12. Session Two – July 13-19. 
 
Additionally, with the help of medical and scientific experts, we are closely monitoring the developments in the current fluid situation of the pandemic and examining all possibilities of offering focused, small-group, age-specific, in-person MBC retreats as the summer progresses. We will be in contact as decisions are reached and timelines determined. 
 
I know that you join me in fervently praying that the Risen Lord inspire our doctors and scientists to find a cure for COVID-19 so that we can once again join in worship and fellowship. May the Risen Lord bring healing to all those who are sick and suffering, and rest eternally those who have tragically lost their lives. We pray for all medical workers and first-responders fighting this horrible pandemic.  
 
Praying for the health and well-being of you and all your loved ones, I remain,
 
With Archpastoral love in the Risen Lord,
 
+ M E T H O D I O S
Metropolitan of Boston 
 
May 14, 2020
 
Dear Campers and Parents of the Metropolis of Boston Camp,       
 
Χριστός Ανέστη! Christ is Risen!
 
I hope and pray that you and your families are safe and healthy during these uncertain times. Please know that the clergy and staff of our Metropolis of Boston Camp have been praying for your continued health and well-being.
 
As His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios stated in his announcement, due to the current pandemic our Metropolis of Boston Camp program will take on a new and transformed experience this summer. What was planned to be a normal summer, full of laughter and games, s’mores and stargazing, Orthodox Life Sessions, campfires, life changing discussions, encounters with Christ, enriching conversations, and meaningful friendships—a time of tipped canoes, second chances, and life lessons—will now be transformed into an exciting new adventure of our first-ever MBC Virtual Camp experience!
 
We are very excited to announce Separate…But United our virtual camp experience for this summer! This camp program will allow us to keep our camp culture alive and still participate in the things which make camp camp. Our amazing staff is working very hard to develop creative ways for us to stay connected using the technological means available to us.
 
We pray that the crippling effects of this virus will subside during the summer months. However, given how quickly the situation changes there are many variables. That is why we have assembled a team to closely monitor the situation and explore the possibility of the Metropolis of Boston Camp hosting small group, age-specific, retreats in addition to our virtual camp experience.
 
Please see the attached flyer for MBC’s Separate…But United! Registration will open on Thursday, May 21st, 2020 at Noon. I pray that the Risen Lord will bless our interactions, as they take on a new form for this summer.
 
Praying that our Lord abundantly blesses you and your families, I remain,
 
 
With love in the Risen Lord,
+Archdeacon Dionysios PapirisDirector
Metropolis of Boston Camp