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A few weeks ago we closed our personal Book of 2011 and placed it in the library of eternity. Rather than make resolutions for the New Year - resolutions which more than likely I would not keep - I decided instead to reflect upon the past, observe more carefully the present, and try to envision the future, as these aspects of time bear upon the life of the Church and of her members.

On February 1st, His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios installed Rev. Panteleimon Klostri as the proistamenos of Saint Luke Church in East Longmeadow, MA. Following the installation was the Parish Leadership Development Seminar for District 5.

A Reflection by Rev. Christopher Makiej
Wednesday, February 08, 2012

When we think about a Sunday victory during this time of year, it is usually a thought about who is going to win the Super Bowl. But I want to declare that as we watch the Super Bowl and view the battle and then the exhilaration of victory of the winning team, let us become even more aware of the greater Sunday victory which takes place every Sunday in the Orthodox Christian Church!

Official Archpastoral Guidelines
Monday, January 30, 2012

In response to questions concerning the official position of the Metropolis, please be apprised of the following:

With the blessings of His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios and at the invitation of Fr. Theodore Barbas, Chancellor of the Metropolis of Boston, gifted & educated faithful throughout the Metropolis, together with area clergy, the Embracing Children’s Staff of our MBC program and our Metropolis Special Needs Ministry Staff, gathered at St. Demetrios Church in Weston on January 25th, 2012 to identify certain needs and develop specific programs.

On Sunday January 22, His Eminence visited with the Hellenic Nursing Home in Canton, MA to celebrate the New Year 2012 with the residents by cutting the Vasilopita.

On Saturday, January 21, Metropolitan Methodios joined the Federation of Hellenic-American societies of New England for the cutting of the Vasilopita.

Saturday, November 11, was a night to remember when almost 400 Greek Orthodox Youth of America alumni gathered together again for a Reunion Dance with proceeds benefiting the Greek Orthodox Metropolis Camp of Boston.

Metropolitan Methodios celebrated the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, January 15, 2012 at the Assumption Church, Manchester, New Hampshire, together with Fr. Ted Barbas, Chancellor, Fr.

We gather today to pray that Almighty God may open His arms and welcome into His loving embrace a man respected and befriended by everyone. We offer our sympathies to his beloved family – his parents, his loving wife Amy and his three precious children, Katelyn, Alyssa and Ryan.

Metropolitan Methodios of Boston celebrates the Divine Liturgy at St. Vasilios Church in Peabody, MA on January 1, 2012.

2012 Kanonion
Thursday, December 29, 2011

To view the 2012 Kanonion, please view the following links.

On Christmas day, the Church proclaims to humanity the good tidings of the birth of the Savior who is "Light of Light, True God of True God, begotten not created... who, "for us men and our salvation came down from heaven and was Incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary and became man" (Confession of Faith).

When we hear and contemplate the beautiful story of our Lord’s Nativity, our hearts are filled with tremendous joy. In this marvelous event of God becoming man, He revealed His great love for us and the divine plan to restore our communion with Him. Through His Incarnation, Christ offered Himself for our total renewal and completed this gift of grace in the Cross and Resurrection. Through His birth, our Lord entered into our humanity, giving us a deeper understanding of our relationship with our Creator and offering us a greater experience of life and being.

“Christ is born again and the Angels sing once more: ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will among all.’” (Luke 2.14-15) The angels chant these three majestic proclamations and yet the great majority of human beings, although celebrating the feast of Christmas, cannot perceive the significance of the angelic song, instead asking themselves whether God is truly glorified today or why God should even be glorified; where can one discern on earth the peace that is announced, and why should contemporary humanity live with good will?

The Sons of Pericles, Junior Auxiliary of the Order of AHEPA, voted last year to support Greek families in need as their National Project. They found that the Philoxenia House in Boston, MA was the ideal foundation to benefit from their fundraising efforts.

Over 60 children of the "Italian Home" enjoyed the annual Christmas Dinner with Metropolitan Methodios on Friday, December 9 at St. Nectarios' community hall. This annual event is hosted by the Parish Greek School's PTA. His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios participates every year in this event offering his blessings to the children.

On Christmas day, the Church proclaims to humanity the good tidings of the birth of the Savior who is “Light of Light, True God of True God, begotten not created… who, “for us men and our salvation came down from heaven and was Incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary and became man” (Confession of Faith).

The Great Vesper Service was celebrated on the Feast of the Metropolis - St. Andrew.

For thousands of years, the Greek and Jewish worlds have made an indelible impact on each other's history, culture, and faith. Please join AJC Boston and the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston as we explore the historic roots that bind together our peoples and examine how the encounter between Greeks and Jews transformed our world.

Feast of Saint Andrew
Tuesday, November 29, 2011

His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios invites you to the Feast of Saint Andrew.

Vice President Joe Biden meets with Archbishop Demetrios at the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese in New York City, New York, November 16, 2011.

Metropolitan Methodios installs Father Gregory Christakos to the Saints Anargyroi Church in Marlboro, MA on October 31, 2011.

Hundreds of friends and faithful from throughout New England attended a reception in honor of Sophia Nibi upon her retirement after 28 years of diakonia to the Metropolis of Boston.

His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios welcomes coaches, parents, and players to another year of our Metropolis of Boston Basketball Leagues and extends a personal invitation to the youth of our Metropolis to join the basketball teams of our local Communities.

Your Eminence: Thank you for joining me to commemorate the rebuilding of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. It was an honor to have you with us for this event.

As we prepare to celebrate the great American holiday of Thanksgiving, let us thank Almighty God for the many blessings that He has bestowed upon us. Indeed we are truly blessed!

On August 6, 1916, the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church in Somerville, Massachusetts was established, and on October 29, 2011 the parish celebrated its 95th Anniversary with a gala event at the Museum of Fine Arts.

Dormition of the Mother of God Church in Burlington Vermont

On Saturday, September 24, 2011, the Metropolis of Boston Philoptochos held its first meeting for the 2011-2013 term under direction of Chairman of the Board, Metropolitan Methodios. The Board elected the following officers:


Over 300 delegates and observers representing parishes gathered at the Maliotis Cultural Center for the Clergy Laity Conference of the Metropolis of Boston. The theme of the conference was, “The Ministries of the Church: Archdiocese, Metropolis and Parishes.”

In a recent Archpastoral reflection, I shared a story told about a number of frogs which were placed by scientists in a tub of water whose temperature was exactly the same as the pond from which they were taken.

His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios welcomed members of the newly elected Board of Directors of the Federation of Hellenic American Societies of New England to the Metropolis.

Archpastoral Reflection
Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The story is told about a number of frogs which were placed by scientists in a tub of water whose temperature was exactly the same as the pond from which they were taken.

New England GOYA Reunion of Reunions
Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Calling all former New England GOYANS from the ‘50’s, ‘60’s, ‘70’s & up...

St. Nectarios Parish Greek School Blessing
Wednesday, September 21, 2011

His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios presides at the Agiasmos Service for the beginning of the new ecclesiastical and academic year at the St. Nectarios Church of Roslindale.

Hellenic American Academy Blessing
Friday, September 16, 2011

Metropolitan Methodios joins the Hellenic American Academy for their school blessing.

The 10th anniversary of September 11th
Friday, September 09, 2011

We extend an invitation to the faithful of the Metropolis to join Metropolitan Methodios and our Greek-American Community this Sunday September 11, at the Hatch Shell in Boston.

Hurricane Irene
Thursday, September 01, 2011

This past weekend hurricane Irene devastated cities and towns throughout New England.

I am saddened to announce that Sophia Nibi has decided to retire on September 1st.

IOCC reaches out to help Somalian children.

Please reserve the date of Saturday, October 1 on your schedules so that you can attend the Metropolis of Boston Clergy and Laity assembly which will take place at the Maliotis Center on the campus of our seminary.

On July 17, the Angelo & Aliki Bassett Infirmary was dedicated at the Methodios Faith and Heritage Center.

Metropolitan Methodios visits the campers and staff of our MBC Summer Camp on Sunday, July 17 for the Divine Liturgy

His Eminence Metropolitan Elpidophoros of Prousa visited our St. Methodios Faith and Heritage Center today with Metropolitan Methodios.

Friday, July 29th, marks the 100th anniversary since the birth of our late beloved Archbishop Iakovos.

MBC Week 3 (July 11-17)
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Session three at the Metropolis of Boston Camp in Contoocook, NH was blessed to have a beautiful week full of over 150 campers and staff.

MBC Week 2 (July 4-10)
Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Session two at the Metropolis of Boston Camp in Contoocook, NH started off with a bang for over 100 campers and staff.

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