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Our Metropolis is most Grateful to Fr. Stavros Akrotirianakis for kindly granting us permission to publish excerpts from his new book “The Road Back to Christ: Reflections on Lent, Holy Week and the Resurrection.”

On Sunday, January 29, 2017 His Eminence Metropolitan Barnabas of Neapolis and Stavroupolis celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Taxiarche parish in Watertown, MA. His Eminence Metropolitan Barnabas was visiting the Metropolis of Boston accompanied by Fr. Elephtherios Koutsaftakis.

On Saturday January 21st, 2017 His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios, joined by 30 clergymen of the Metropolis of Boston, attended an ecumenical prayer service for the Worldwide Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

On Saturday January 21st, 2017 His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios welcomed to the Metropolis headquarters Fr. Demetrios Costarakis the Youth Choir of the Saint Nicholas parish in Lexington, and their families.

On Thursday January 19th, 2017 His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios welcomed to the Metropolis headquarters, Fr. Bob Archon and the senior class of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology.

Our Metropolis is happy to announce that a member of our staff, Dr. Helene Perdicoyanni-Paleologou is the editor of the recently published book, “The Concept of Madness from Homer to Byzantium – Manifestations and Aspects of Mental Illness and Disorder.”

Christian Unity 2017
Tuesday, January 03, 2017

A day of Christian Witness and Prayer! "Christianity cannot afford division, Christianity has to be united and express its voice in a united way." + Metropolitan Methodios

On Sunday, January 1, 2017 His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the St. Vasilios Parish in Peabody, MA on the occasion of their Feast day.

2017
Sunday, January 01, 2017

We live in a world of constant turmoil, of financial crisis, of poverty and unemployment, of disillusionment and uncertainty, of confusion and unrest, of pain and suffering. War rages in that part of the world where Christianity flourished for centuries but now is inhabited by only a handful of faithful. Thousands of refugees continue to flee their homelands for far-away countries that are not always welcoming. On a daily basis, we are inundated with news of one crisis after another, of one suicide bomber after another. It is to such a world that the newborn Savior comes this Christmas to bring “Peace on Earth and goodwill among men.”

On the evening of December 5, 2016 His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios, joined by many clergy and faithful from the surrounding area, celebrated the Great Vespers service at the St. Nicholas parish in Lexington, MA on the occasion of their feast day.

On Sunday December 4, 2016 His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the St. Nicholas Parish in Portsmouth, NH.

BROOKLINE -- Following long-standing ecumenical tradition, the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston invited representatives of the Archdiocese of Boston, Nov. 29, to celebrate the Feast of St. Andrew at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral Center Chapel in Brookline.

On the evening of Tuesday November 29th Hierarchical vespers was celebrated, at the Cathedral chapel in Brookline, MA, for the Feast of St. Andrew the First-called.

"A Story That Should Be Told"
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Norwich Rose of New England Chapter 110, Order of AHEPA has produced a volume telling the story of Greek-Americans in the Norwich, Connecticut community. Proceeds from this book are earmarked for the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in that city

On Sunday, November 27th, 2016 His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the St. Catherine parish in Braintree, MA

On Sunday, November 20th His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Sts. Anargyroi parish in Marlborough, MA

Το Σάββατο 12 Νοεμβρίου 2016, πραγματοποιήθηκε Επιμορφωτικό Σεμινάριο για τους Δασκάλους των Ελληνικών Σχολείων της Μητροπόλεως Βοστώνης, υπό την αιγίδα του Σεβασμιωτάτου Μητροπολήτου Βοστώνης κ.κ. Μεθοδίου και με την συνεργασία του Γραφείου Ελληνικής Παιδείας της Αρχιεπισκοπής Αμερικής. Το Σεμινάριο έλαβε χώρα στο κτίριο της Μητροπόλεως στο Brookline MA. Έλαβαν μέρος 70 Δάσκαλοι από όλα σχεδόν τα σχολεία της Μητροπόλεως.

November 16th - Joseph played an important role in the story as well. He was a rather ordinary man who had extraordinary faith. In Orthodox Tradition, we hold that Joseph was an elderly man, who had been widowed. He had children from a previous marriage, who are later referred to as Jesus's brothers and sisters who in reality were half-brothers and half-sisters (see Matt. 13:55-56).Joseph worked as a carpenter—a rather ordinary life.

On Sunday November 13th His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the St. Philip parish in Nashua, NH.

As you prepare for Parish Council elections, please abide by articles 24, 25, 26, 27, and 31 of the Uniform Parish Regulations of our Archdiocese. Those serving on the Parish Council must be men or women who live the sacramental life of the church, thus providing a sterling example to all the stewards of the Parish.

We offer praise and glory to the Triune God, who deemed us worthy to reach the twenty-fifth anniversary since the day when, by the mandate of our Holy and Sacred Synod, we ascended the martyred Apostolic Throne of the Church of Constantinople.

Vote NO on Question 4!!!
Wednesday, November 02, 2016

His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios and Cardinal Sean O'Malley, together with Faith Leaders across Massachusetts join Governor Charlie Baker, Boston's Mayor Marty Walsh, and a majority of Public Officials in Opposing Question 4 on the November Ballot.

On November 16th Fr. Ted Barbas will help us explore the gift of Love. Please join us for a night of discussion and fellowship!

On Thursday, October 27, 2016, the Rev. Dr. Demetrios Tonias, Dean of the Annunciation Cathedral, delivered a paper on "Reclaiming Sacred Time" at the Lord’s Day Alliance conference on “The Regenerative Sabbath.” The conference explored a series of questions including: "Who controls time?" "How do we spend time?" and "How does our society’s use of time reflect our faith."

- Brooklin, MA. On Sunday October 30th, 2016 His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the St. Demetrios parish in Weston, MA, which celebrated its feast earlier in the week.

Boston,MA. On Thursday October 27, 2016 over 85 young adults gathered at UNO's in Kenmore Square for this year's first Orthodoxy on Tap. The group heard a presentation on the meaning of friendship

- Brookline,MA. For the first time in nearly a decade, the Metropolis of Boston will once again have a Young Adult Basketball League. The league will hold its games at the Pappas Gymnasium of Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology starting Wednesday, November 2, 2016.

Congratulations to one of our very own campers, Paige Davis Zacharakis, who just released her beautiful first single "Better" under her music name--Paige Davis. Paige is a high school junior who is active in our MBC camp as well as in her home parish of St. Phillip in Nashua.

Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley met with more than 40 interfaith leaders Tuesday to discuss strategies to defeat a state ballot measure that would legalize recreational use of marijuana. The Roman Catholic archbishop of Boston warned that making marijuana legal would exacerbate the opioid epidemic, entice more children to use drugs, hurt poor neighborhoods, and threaten public safety.

Orthodoxy on Tap brings together individuals interested in sharing open dialogue and discussion about issues, challenges, and hot topics in our world and church today. Most importantly, Orthodoxy on Tap is a gathering of friends who come to share in the cup of growth and togetherness.

On Sunday October 16, 2016 His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios ordained Fr. Gregory Floor to the Holy Priesthood

"Render unto Caesar what is Caesar's and unto God, what is God's" is a teaching of Christ. From one perspective it means at least that Christ saw the Church as something very different from the State and its methods. Yet, "Render unto Caesar, that which

MBC Fall Camp 2016
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

On the weekend of October 7th-9th the Metropolis of Boston Camp held its second ever Fall Camp session. The camp embraced over 75 GOYA aged campers from all over the Metropolis.

His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios is pleased to announce the appointment of Ioannis Michaelidis to the position of "Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries" of the Metropolis of Boston as of October 1, 2016.

His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios installs the Rev. Dionyios Koulianos as the Presiding Priest, of the St. Catherine Parish in Braintree, Massachusetts

Over 650 faithful from throughout New England joined His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios at the St. Methodios Faith and Heritage Center in Contoocook, New Hampshire for an Open House this past Saturday, September 17. The day began with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy and the ordination of Demetrios Panteloukas to the Holy Diaconate.

Hellenic American Academy founded in 1906 by Greek immigrants is currently the oldest and longest running Greek American Orthodox day school in the United States. The Academy continues to provide a safe and nurturing family environment that challenges students to achieve their highest


His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios visited the Camp and Retreat Center to personally see the progress of the construction of the new Alpha-Omega Soccer Field at the St. Methodios Faith and Heritage Center.

Your Excellency Bishop Kennedy, priests, deacons, and faithful of the Catholic Archdiocese of Boston, I offer the best wishes and prayers of His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios and the entire Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston on this, the feast day of Saints Peter and Paul.

ΒΟΣΤΩΝΗ. Ο Μητροπολίτης Βοστώνης κ. Μεθόδιος μίλησε αποκλειστικά στον «Εθνικό Κήρυκα» για την πρόσφατη συνάντησή του με τον Πάπα της Ρώμης κ. Φραγκίσκο. Ο Μητροπολίτης κ. Μεθόδιος ήταν επικεφαλής της επίσημης αντιπροσωπείας που εκπροσώπησε τον Οικουμενικό Πατριάρχη κ. Βαρθολομαίο στην Θρονική Γιορτή της Εκκλησίας της Ρώμης επί τη μνήμη των Αγίων Αποστόλων Πέτρου και Παύλου.

An ecumenical honor for Boston
Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Friday, July 01, 2016 - The Boston Pilot Since the Patriarch of Constantinople is spiritual leader of 250 Million Orthodox Christians worldwide, it is highly significant that his representative to the Holy Father in Rome this June 29 is none other than the Greek Orthodox Bishop of Boston, His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios. This year, Boston is going to Rome...by way of Constantinople.

Clergy from throughout the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of American at the Clergy Laity Congress in Nashville, Tennessee.

His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios leads the delegation of the Ecumenical Patriarchate to the Vatican for the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul.

His Emience Metropolitan Methodios leads the Delegation of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople on the occasion of the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul

Housewarming Baskets for the Vets
Monday, June 27, 2016

This important ministry which began in 2013 is growing everyday through the kindness and generosity of the Greek Orthodox Communities of the Metropolis of Boston.

2016 Metropolis Awards Dinner
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

On Sunday, June 12 over 750 stewards from throughout New England gathered at Lombardo's in Randolph to honor the recipients who were designated by the parish of the Metropolis of Boston.

His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios of Boston hosted the meeting of the Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation at the St. Methodios Faith and Heritage Center in Contoocook, NH on May 31-June 2, 2016.

His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios Attends Ordination of Archbishop Paul Fitzpatrick Russel, Apostolic Nuncio to Turkey.

2016 Greek School Graduation
Monday, June 06, 2016

Τό Σάββατο 28 Μαΐου στὸ Μαλιώτειο Πολιτιστικό Κέντρο στὸ Brookline πραγματοποιήθηκε ἡ ἑορτὴ τῆς ἀποφοιτήσεως τῶν μαθητῶν τῶν σχολείων τῆς Μητροπόλεως Βοστώνης.

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