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On Saturday, January 25, 2014 Metropolitan Methodios joined Cardinal Sean O'Malley and other religious leaders for an “Ecumenical Prayer for the Martyrs” Week of Prayer for Christian Unity service. The service took place at the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Boston. Metropolitan Methodios offered the closing blessing.

On Saturday, January 25, Metropolitan Methodios will join Cardinal Sean O'Malley and other religious leaders for an “Ecumenical Prayer for the Martyrs” Week of Prayer for Christian Unity service. The service will take place at 2 pm at the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Boston on this coming Saturday, January 25. Cardinal Sean will preach the sermon and Metropolitan Methodios will offer the closing blessing. The faithful of our Metropolis are all invited to attend and participate.

The Metropolis of Boston hosted a reception honoring Mayor Thomas Menino on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at the St. Nektarios Church in Roslindale Massachusetts. His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios expressed his gratitude for the love and support Mayor Menino provided for the Greek Americans during his tenure as Mayor of Boston.

Following is Metropolitan Methodios' Christmas Reflection in both English and Greek.

Friday, December 13, 2013

The Metropolis of Boston is seeking to identify a Director for the St. Methodios Faith and Heritage Center in Contoocook, New Hampshire. The Director must be a Greek Orthodox Christian knowledgeable of our faith, qualified to administer all aspects of the Center with special emphasis on the Retreat House. The Director reports to the Metropolitan of Boston who is advised by a seven-member committee. While we seek to engage the services of a clergyman, qualified Orthodox laymen will be given every consideration. For further information, please call the Metropolis at 617-277-4742.

On Sunday, November 24, His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the newly decorated St. Catherine's Church in Braintree, Massachusetts. Ever since the Church Doors were open in 2008 the community has awaited for the church to be filled with authentic Byzantine Iconography.

On Saturday, November 16th over 60 people attended the DOXA Seminar. The theme for the seminar was entitled "Energizing the Teacher" and the guest speaker was Phillis Onest who is a well-knows religious education expert.

Sunday, November 10, 2013 - His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the Taxiarchae Church in Watertown, Massachusetts with choir members from throughout the Metropolis of Boston. The Metropolis of Boston Federation of Church Musicians held it's three-day fall conference which was hosted by the Taxiarchae Church in Watertown.

Thursday, November 7, 2013 - His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios, along with several clergy from the Metropolis of Boston, celebrated Great Vespers for the Feast of the Archangels at the Taxiarchae Archangels Church in Watertown, Massachusetts.

Orthodox And Catholic Theologians Call For Peace In Middle East, Discuss Church Relations.

Through the laying on of hands by His Eminence Metropolitan METHODIOS of Boston, Fr. Timothy Curren was ordained to the holy priesthood on Sunday, November 3, 2013 at St. Vasilios Church in Peabody, MA.

MBC Winter Camp Registration is open
Tuesday, November 05, 2013

GOYA Winter Camp February 14 - 17, 2014 and Family Winter Camp February 28 - March 2, 2014. REGISTER IS OPEN!

On October 11-14th, the National Sisterhood of Presvyteres Biennial Retreat was held at the St. Methodios Faith and Heritage Center, in Contoocook, NH. The Presvyteres from the Metropolis of Boston hosted 58 participants from across the country, with the theme being “Seasons of the Presvytera”.

The North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation met in Toronto for their Annual Meeting from October 24- 26th. Present were twenty-five participants from both Churches from both Canada and the United States. This Consultation meets in Canada every five years, and they were welcomed to Canada by their Eminences, Metropolitan Archbishop Sotirios of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis as well as Cardinal Thomas Collins of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Toronto, who jointly hosted a Luncheon at the Headquarters of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Toronto on October 25th.

The Reunion of Reunions II New England GOYA & The Glendopetha Reunite with fellow GOYANS From the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and up… for a cocktail reception, music, dancing and reminiscing! Saturday, November 2, 2013 8:00pm - 1:00am Moseley’s on the Charles 50 Bridge Street Dedham, Massachusetts

The Divine Compassion Conference will be held on November 14-16, 2013 on the grounds of Hellenic College Holy Cross in Brookline, Massachusetts.

On Saturday, October 5th, 2013, 250 clergy and laity gathered at the Maliotis Cultural Center for the 2013 Metropolis of Boston Clergy Laity Conference. This year’s theme, “Best Practices in Successful Ministries” highlighted the very successful ministries offered by our communities throughout New England.

"The soul of history is the truth, "G. Pachymeres By Aristeides Panotes, Grand Hieromnemon of the Great Church For the, August 4, 2013

September 25, 2013 - His Emenince Metropolitan Methodios attended a welcome reception for the new Consul Genereal of Greece in Boston, Ifigenia Kanara. The reception was held at the Maltiotis Cultural Center in Brookline and hosted by the Federetion of Hellenic American Societies of New England.

In response to an invitation by His All-Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew, His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios continued traveling with Patriarch Bartholomew from Estonia to Finland. Also accompanying the Patriarch during this official visit are His Eminence Geron Metropolitan Athanasio of Chalcedon, V. Rev. Dr. Theodore Meimaris (Third Patriarchal Deacon), V. Rev. Dr. Makarios Griniezakis (Archimandrite of the Ecumenical Throne), and Mr. Symeon Frantzelas (Chief Attendant).

In response to an invitation by His All-Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew, His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios travelled with Patriarch Bartholomew to Estonia. Also accompanying the Patriarch during this official visit are His Eminence Geron Metropolitan Athanasio of Chalcedon, V. Rev. Dr. Theodore Meimaris (Third Patriarchal Deacon), V. Rev. Dr. Makarios Griniezakis (Archimandrite of the Ecumenical Throne), and Mr. Symeon Frantzelas (Chief Attendant).

Ἀνταποκρινόμενος εἰς τήν πρόσκλησιν τῆς Αὐτονόμου Ἐκκλησίας τῆς Ἐσθονίας καί τοῦ Προέδρου τῆς Δημοκρατίας τῆς Ἐσθονίας ἡ Α.Θ. Παναγιότης ὁ Οἰκουμενικός Πατριάρχης μετέβη τήν 4ην Σεπτεμβρίου 2013 εἰς Ταλλίνην προκειμένου νά προεξάρχῃ εἰς τούς ἑορτασμούς ἐπί τῇ συμπληρώσει 90 ἐτῶν ἀπό τῆς ἀνακηρύξεως τῆς Ἐκκλησίας τῆς Ἐσθονίας ὡς Αὐτονόμου ὑπό τῆς Μητρός Ἐκκλησίας τῆς Κωνσταντινουπόλεως.

On a beautiful and sunny and breezy August afternoon over 88 golfers ventured out in support of the annual Metropolis of Boston Golf Classic.

Directors Eleni Kalioaras and Sophia Kon have successfully organized and put forth a fabulous three week VCS day camp program at the St. Catherine's Parish in Braintree, Massachusetts. Under the direction of Father Phil Mousis, Eleni and Sophia have recruited several junior and senior counselors for the 40-50 children per week that will gather in this faith-based program that starts each day with prayer, and also most importantly in a fun environment with Orthodox children from the Braintree area and beyond.

The 2013 Metropolis of Boston Mission YOCAMA team returns home on Saturday July 20th 2013. Over 50 young adults from our New England parishes represented the Metropolis in a service mission trip to the Navajo Indian Reservation in New Mexico. Click here to read updates and reflections from their trip as well as to see pictures.

The Metropolis of Boston Camp hosts another sold-out Family Camp Session.

Feast of Saints Peter and Paul
Monday, July 01, 2013

On Friday evening, June 28th Metropolitan Methodios and Cardinal O'Malley joined in prayer at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Needham, Massachusetts for the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul. Several clergy from the Metropolis of Boston accompanied Metropolitan Methodios to the Vesper Service.

The eleven members of the 2013 Metropolis of Boston Mission Hogar team return home. Read their blog, watch the videos and see pictures form the journey.

On Thursday evening, June 13, 2013 Clergy and laity from throughout the Metropolis joined Metropolitan Methodios in the Chapel of St. Andrew for the Vespers of St. Methodios the Confessor, Patriarch of Constantinople. Following the Vespers, the Metropolis Philoptochos Board hosted a wonderful reception in the Metropolis Center.

On Sunday, June 10, 2013 over 700 clergy and laity throughout New England filled the Lombardo's Function Facility in Randolph to celebrate the 27th Annual Metropolis of Boston Ministry Awards Dinner.

All 11 members of the 2013 Metropolis of Boston Mission Hogar Team lands in Guatemala City, Guatemala and arrives at the Hogar Raphael Orphanage!

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Sunday, June 09, 2013

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May 17, 2013 - His Beatitude Archbishop Ieronymos II of Athens and All Greece along with the Beatitude's entourage visited the headquarters of the Metropolis of Boston in Brookline, Massachusetts.

BOSTON – Almost exactly one month after the Boston Marathon terrorist attack, His Beatitude Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and All Greece visited the site of the attack at Boylston Street, where an ad hoc memorial has been created by the thousands of visitors. His Beatitude was accompanied by Archbishop Demetrios of America, Metropolitan Methodios of Boston and the other members of his entourage from Greece.

The Metropolis of Boston Oratorical Festival Finals were held on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at the Metropolis Center in Brookline. This was the 30th anniversary of the St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival, a ministry of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Department of Religious Education.

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We Christians believe in the Resurrection of the Dead. Why? We do so because we know that the Resurrection of the Dead will indeed take place.

Download this printable resource provided by the Holy Eparchial Synod of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.

This past year, the Pew Research Center and the Gallup poll reported that a small percentage of Americans are active in their religious communities, and few are attending worship services. But, why is it that on Easter night our churches are filled with hundreds of brethren, even those who attend rarely, if at all?

His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios celebrates Holy Week with our parishes across New England.

YOCAMA Mission Trip
Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Metropolis of Boston 2013 Mission YOCAMA Team returns home on July 20th 2013. Read about their journey and see pictures by clicking here!

His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios calls all faithful to sign the White House petition urgently asking the United States Government to use all its influence for the release of these two Orthodox Christian Archbishops and to bring a peaceful settlement to this bloodletting Syrian conflict through a negotiated settlement.

The Saving Passion of Christ our God
Saturday, April 27, 2013

An introductory comment on the Holy and Great Week from the website of the Church of Greece titled: The Saving Passion of Christ of God. Please click here to view.

On behalf of His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios, Father Nicholas Krommydas, the Parish Council, and the Building Committee of the St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Weston, Massachusetts, you are cordially invited to join as they celebrate the "Thyranixia" opening of the doors of the new Church Sanctuary and Chapel on Saturday, May 11 at 6:00p.m. and Sunday, May 12 at 8:30a.m. A reception will follow in the fellowship hall after each service.

It is with sentiments of profound sorrow that we have been witnessing the appalling and devastating events of violence and terror that marred this year's Boston Marathon, shocking the city of Boston, the American nation, and the whole world.

View the complete schedule of His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios for Holy Week 2013 (April 28-May 5).

Sunday, April 21, 2013 Watertown, MA: marked an important first step in the long process of healing for the parishioners of the Taxiarchae-Archangels Greek Orthodox Church. Following the terror and violence on the streets and neighborhoods of the Watertown community over the past several days, His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios made an Archpastoral visit to the Taxiarchae Church on Sunday, April 21, to celebrate the Divine Liturgy and to visit with families of the community that were immediately affected by these tragic events. Video of His Eminence addressing the community and photo's of his tour can be viewed through the website.

At the invitation of Governor Patrick of Massachusetts, His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios participated in the Interfaith prayer service for the Boston Marathon tragedy at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston on Thursday, April 18. The service was broadcast live on most TV channels and online news outlets across the country.

The Holy Eparchial Synod of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, on the first day of its regularly scheduled spring meeting today under the presidency of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, issued a statement on the barbaric attack at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013.

We are all shocked with today's terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon. Once again, evil reared its ugly head and countless of our fellow citizens have been victimized. Our prayers and thoughts are with the victims and their families, as well as our governor, mayor, and police officials. We stand by our law enforcement agencies and all the heroic first responders as they begin the process of fully investigating this act of terrorism, and bring to justice those responsible.

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