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On Sunday, March 3rd, Metropolitan Methodios together with Metropolitan Barnabas of Greece celebrated the Divine LIturgy at. St. Nektarios Church in Roslindale, Massachusetts. After the Divine Liturgy, a warm reception hosted by the parish was enjoyed by all.

Metropolitan Methodios is happy to announce the annual Greek Independence Day Parade to be held on Sunday, April 7, 2013.

Metropolitan Barnabas of Neapolis, Greece, together with Metropolitan Methodios offered a live interview on Grecian Echoes radio program on the current status of the crisis in Greece and the Church's active outreach to feed and cloth over 5,000 people each day in the Metropolis of Neapolis, Greece, outside of Thessaloniki.

In Remembrance of Sophia Nibi
Wednesday, February 27, 2013

To the Reverend Clergy and Faithful Stewards of the Metropolis of Boston...

Funeral Arrangements for Sophia Nibi
Friday, February 22, 2013

Sophia Nibi (Efthimiou), of Newton, Mass., entered eternal rest on February 21, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Nick M. Nibi. Devoted mother of Theresa A. Nibi. Loving grandmother of Veronica S.D. Nibi. Also survived by many relatives and friends.

Memory Eternal! Sophia Nibi
Thursday, February 21, 2013

It is with profound sorrow that His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios informs us of the passing to eternal rest of our beloved Sophia Nibi.

Please click on the link to read the article posted in the Hellenic American Leadership Council website titled "Celebrating Freedom in America, Missing Freedom in Turkey" by Dr. Elizabeth Prodromou.

The Metropolis of Boston and the AJC Boston joined together to host an evening of history, culture, food and wine as part of the Greek American-Jewish American community exchange.

The Church of the Annunciation to the Theotokos in the neighborhood of Evosmos is under the spiritual guidance of His Eminence Barnabas of Neapolis and Stavroupolis. Each day this parish provides 350 meals to those in need in their local area.

Happy New Year! I pray you are well. I write to you on behalf of His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios to remind you of the upcoming District 2 Parish Leadership Development Seminar, which will be held on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - St. Philip Church in Nashua, NH beginning at 6:30 pm.

On December 19, 2012 His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios together with Georgia Lagadinos and Eleni Stamboulidis of the Metropolis Philoptochos Board visited the largest homeless veterans program in New England located at the VA Medical Center in Bedford, Massachusetts.

His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios visited the parish of St. Nektarios in Roslindale on January 1st and presided at the Divine Liturgy for the Feast Day of St. Basil the Great with the Rev. Vasilios Bebis, who celebrated his Name Day, the V. Rev. Panteleimon Manousakis and the Rev. George Papademetriou. Following the Divine Liturgy a warm reception was hosted and the traditional Vasilopita was cut.

On Sunday, December 23, Metropolitan Methodios kindly requests every community in our Metropolis to provide our faithful the opportunity to make a contribution to relieve the suffering of brethren both here and in Greece.

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

Students from the Hellenic Academy visited the Philoxenia House Monday, December 17, 2012.

Today our Nation mourns the tragic loss of twenty-six people, including 20 children between the ages of 5-10 years old, who were killed by a masked gunman in a bloody rampage at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

His Eminence Metroplitan Methodios and members of the The Hellenic Womenen's Club visited the families of the Philoxenia House on Saturday, December 1, 2012. The Hellenic Women's Club have been visiting and supporting the Philoxenia House for several years.

The Great Vesper Service was celebrated on the evening of November 29, 2012 at the St. Andrew Cathedral Chapel on the grounds of the Metropolis of Boston.

His Eminence, Metropolitan Methodios celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the St. Catherine Greek Orthodox Church in Braintree, Massachusetts on Sunday, November 25. Celebrating with Metropolitan Methodios were the Rev. Philippe Mousis, Rev. Alkiviadis Calivas and Deacon Andreas MacLean.

The executive board of the Parish Nurse Ministry met on November 15, at the Boston Metropolis for a sharing and support meeting.

On November 14, 2012, the Metropolis of Boston held it’s District 9 Parish Leadership Development Seminar at the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Church in Somerville. The 2012-13 theme, Transforming Parish Leadership/Developing Emerging Leaders, featured keynote speaker Theo Nicolakis, Chief Information Officer for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.

On Saturday, November 10, DOXA held a wonderful seminar at the St. Athanasius Church in Arlington. The mission of DOXA is to provide religious educators the opportunity to grow as Orthodox Christian and fulfill their catechetical ministry in the life of the church as they teach the Good News of Christ and the doctrines and traditions of Orthodoxy. The theme for the seminar was ‘The Role of Parents and Teachers in Religious Education’. Teachers and parents throughout the Metropolis of Boston enjoyed a day of discussions, developmental sessions and fellowship. The next DOXA seminar will be held in April (further information will be forthcoming).

Sunday Worship
Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Sadly, Sunday has lost its significance in our society, becoming less of a day of worship of almighty God and more like any ordinary work day. This especially affects our young people who are obligated to attend sports events on Sunday mornings rather than attend the Divine Liturgy. At my request, this sad reality and its ramifications were discussed at the recent meeting of the Orthodox-Roman Catholic Consultation. After lengthy discussion, the following joint statement was issued. I ask you to read it carefully and approach civic, business and school authorities in your community to schedule sports events after 12 noon so that our young people may worship together with their families on Sunday mornings.

Earlier this year, the College of the Holy Cross, the oldest Catholic College in New England, was preparing to inaugurate Fr. Philip Boroughs, S.J. as its 32nd President.

NEW YORK – In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America has expressed the concern, prayers and care of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America for the life, safety and well being of the millions of people in the affected areas of the northeastern United States.

Fr. Peter Katopis of Sts. Constantine and Helen Church in Chicopee, Massachusetts passed away peacefully on October 15, 2012. Here is the Eulogy read at his funeral by Fr. Harry Vulopas.

Metropolitan Methodios celebrated OXI Day at the Annunciation Cathedral in Boston.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - The Metropolis of Boston kicked off its third annual Parish Leadership Development Seminar series at the Holy Trinity Church in Fitchburg to an enthusiastic and energetic crowd.

Στις 9 Οκτωβρίου 2012 ο Μητροπολίτης Βοστώνης κ. Μεθόδιος φιλοξένησε στο Μητροπολιτικό Μέγαρο θρησκευτικούς ηγέτες της ευρύτερης περιοχής της Βοστώνης για να συζητήσουν το θέμα της ιατρικώς υποβοηθούμενης αυτοκτονίας. Παραθέτουμε τις εναρκτήριες παρατηρήσεις του.

On October 9, 2012 Metropolitan Methodios hosted Boston area religious leaders at the Metropolis to discuss the issue of Physician Assisted Suicide. Below are his opening remarks. I am deeply grateful to all of you who took the time from your very busy schedules to come today to discuss an issue of great importance. I note the great diversity of brethren who are here, not only from the Christian community but from the greater Ecumenical community including members of the Islamic community. Our Jewish brethren are not here because they are celebrating a High Holy Day. (More...)

His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios ordained Fr. George Kouzelis to the Holy Priesthood on Sunday, September 30, 2012 at the St. Spyridon Cathedral in Worcester, Massachusetts. Fr. George has been assigned to the St. Spyridon parish as the associate priest. Fr. Dean Paleologos, Proistamenos of St. Spyridon Cathedral along with members of the community celebrated with a reception honoring this joyous event for Fr. George and his wife, Presbytera Stavroula. AXIOS Fr. George!

On Saturday, September 29, 2012 Metropolitan Methodios participated in the Orthodox Chapel and Garden's blessing of the foundation and ground breaking ceremony. Also, participating in the ceremony were His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion (First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad) and His Grace Bishop John Abdalah (Antiochian Orthodox Diocese of Worcester and New England).

Metropolitan Methodios hosted a reception in honor of His Excellency Dimitrios L.

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St. Catherine’s Church Greek School Ayiasmo Service was held Tuesday September 25, 2012.

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His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios ordained Fr. Ephraim Ehrs to the Holy Priesthood on Sunday, September 16, 2012 at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Boston, Massachusetts. Fr. Ephraim, 37, graduated Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology this past May. He was born in a small town in Sweden. He and his wife Aimee are parents of their 4 year old little girl named Glynnis. AXIOS Fr. Ephraim!

"JESUS’ WIFE?"
Wednesday, September 19, 2012

His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios is grateful to the Reverend Dr. Theodore Stylianopoulos for responding to recent media reports concerning a 4th century Coptic text. Father Stylianopoulos is Professor Emeritus of New Testament at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology.

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America held its third annual meeting for all member hierarchs, that is, all active canonical bishops in its region. The meeting was held from September 10-12, 2012, at the Chicago O'Hare Hilton in Chicago, Illinois. Forty-three bishops were in attendance.

The Hellenic American Academy Ayiasmo Service was held today, Friday, September 7, 2012 in the Cultural Center.

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Sts. Anargyroi Greek Orthodox Church in Marlborough, Massachusetts had its annual Grecian Festival over Labor Day Weekend.

On August 29, 2012, His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios of Boston, who represented His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America on behalf of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, offered the Orthodox Christian prayer at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL.

August 29, 2012 – Metropolitan Methodios will offer the Benediction Prayer at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida tonight.  Below are pictures taken August 28, 2012 of His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios with Reinhold Reince Priebus, who is the Chairman of the Republican Natio

His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios ordained Ephraim Ehrs to the Holy Diaconate on Sunday, August 26, 2012 at the Saints Constantine and Helen Church in Webster, Massachusetts.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - His Eminence, Metropolitan Methodios celebrated Great Vespers for the Feast of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary at the Assumption Greek Orthodox Church in Manchester, New Hampshire. Several clergy from the Metropolis of Boston also participated in the Feast Day celebration.

Sunday, August 5, 2012 - His Eminence, Metropolitan Methodios celebrated Great Vespers at the Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in Lowell, MA. During Great Vespers, Metropolitan Methodios installed the Rev. Tom Chininis as the new priest of the Transfiguration Church (beginning September 1, 2012). Several clergy from the Metropolis of Boston also participated in the Feast Day celebration.

Monday, August 6, 2012 - His Eminence, Metropolitan Methodios Celebrates the Divine Liturgy at the Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church in Franklin, New Hampshire.

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