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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.

The Joint Committee of Orthodox and Catholic Bishops met on May 22-24, 2016 at the Saint Methodios Faith and Heritage Center in Contoocook, NH. The Joint Committee was established in 1981 by the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in America, now the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States,

On Monday May 30, 2016, Memorial Day, His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios offered the Invocation at the 48th annual Memorial Day service at the Gardens Cemetery. Present were Mayor Martin J. Walsh and The Honorable Sean J. Stackley, Assistant Secretary of the Navy. His Eminence offered the following invocation:

This Sunday, May 29, 2016 marks the one-year anniversary since the passing of Bishop Anthimos Draconakis who served the Diocese of Boston from 1978 to 1983. I kindly ask that every community in the Metropolis of Boston offer memorial prayers this Sunday for the repose of his soul.

Thousands of faithful are attending services tonight throughout the six New England states. They gather at the life-giving tomb of our Savior to light their Easter candles. They gather to experience the dawn of a new day, one that has no sunset.

On Holy Thursday morning April 26, 2016 His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios of Boston celebrated Great Vespers and the Divine Liturgy of St. Bail the Great commemorating the Mystical Supper at the Cathedral chapel in Brookline, MA.

On Holy Wednesday, April 27, 2016 His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios of Boston celebrated the sacrament of Holy Unction at the St. George chapel in the Hellenic Nursing Home in Canton, MA.

On Holy Tuesday April 26, 2016 His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios of Boston presided at the Bridegroom service at the parish of the Holy Apostles in Haverhill, MA. In his sermon His Eminence spoke about the two prominent figures in the

On Holy Monday April 25th, 2016 His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios presided at the Bridegroom service at the St. Nicholas parish in Lexington, MA. It was a great joy to pray the service in solemnity with a congregation filled with faithful both young and old alike.

His Eminence Celebrates First Bridegroom Service in Watertown

On Palm Sunday April 24th, 2016 His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios of Boston celebrated the Divine Liturgy, at the St. Demetrios Parish in Weston, MA, with

Another season of the Metropolis of Boston Youth Basketball League has come to a close. This year we had about 250 basketball player from 20 teams participate in the GOYA and Joy Leagues.

On Sunday April 17th, 2016 His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios of Boston visited the parish of St. George in Centerville, MA. It was a great joy for His Eminence to celebrate the Divine Liturgy

On Sunday, March 27, 2016, the second Sunday of Lent, His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios visited the Annunciation parish in Dover, NH. Along with celebrating the Divine Liturgy His Eminence tonsured four of the Altar

On Thursday, March 24, 2016 His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios of Boston visited the Annunciation parish in Woburn to preside at the Festal Vespers service, celebrating the parish’s name day. At the end of the service His Eminence

On Tuesday March 22, 2016, at the invitation of Cardinal Sean O’Malley, His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios of Boston attended the Chrism Mass at the Roman Catholic Cathedral of the Holy Cross. For our Roman Catholic brethren

On Sunday March 20, 2016 His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios of Boston visited the St. George parish in Manchester, NH to celebrate the Divine Liturgy and the procession commemorating the restoration of holy images and icons.

Daily, those of us who have access to Greek television broadcasts are horrified by the unspeakable human tragedy occurring in Greece. It is reported that over 100,000 refugees from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, and other Muslim countries – ravaged by war and internal strife – have been forced to leave their homelands in search for a better life in Europe.

The Parish Administration class from Holy Cross visited the Metropolis of Boston and met with His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios.

Clergy Brotherhood Lenten Retreat
Friday, March 11, 2016

Over 55 clergy from the Metropolis of Boston recently convened for an overnight pre-Lenten retreat at the St. Methodios Faith and Heritage Center. This annual event is an opportunity for the Metropolis clergy brotherhood to engage together in continuing education, worship, and fellowship. His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios...

On Saturday, February 27th Greek School Teachers from across New England gather for a seminar about Greek Education and Technology hosted by the Metropolis of Boston. Evangelia Dimitropoulou, Eleni Alexopoulou, and Ismini Michail from Washington, D.C. were the presenter for the seminar.

Announcement for the Greek Independence Parade

On February 28, 2016 His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios visited the Annunciation parish in Cranston, RI to celebrate the Divine Liturgy and preside at the one year memorial of Fr. Matthew Baker. Presvytera Katherine, her six beautiful children, and Fr. Matthew’s mother were surrounded by family and friends who gathered to pray for the eternal repose of Fr. Matthew. Also present were the President of the parish council and parishioners of the Holy Trinity parish in Norwich, CT where Fr. Matthew served.

The Metropolis of Boston is proud of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Parish in Cranston, RI for this very important ministry they offer to the greater community. The article below was taken from the Cranston Herald on February 25, 2016.

Three Year Memorial for Sophia Nibi
Wednesday, February 24, 2016

On Sunday February 21st, 2016 His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios of Boston visited the St. Demetrios Parish in Weston, MA to celebrate the Divine Liturgy and to preside at the three-year memorial for Sophia Nibi.

Father Arthur Athans Honored
Monday, February 08, 2016

In a recent article in Windows to your Health published by Wentworth Douglas Hospital, “Father Arthur Athans Honored at Wentworth-Douglas Hospital’s Annual Spiritual Care Conference”.

Announcing a Seminar for All Greek Teachers of the Metropolis of Boston

Fotis Papiris Appointed "Director of Ministries and Office of the Metropolitan"

On Sunday, January 31st, His Eminence visited the Holy Trinity community in Lowell, MA. His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios is photographed with Fr. Theodore Barbas, Fr. Nikolaos Pelekoudas and member of the Byzantine Choir.

Click here to view an article about the virtue of hospitality. (Greek)

On Sunday, January 24th, His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios visited the St. Gregory Parish in Mansfield, MA to celebrate the Feast Day of their Patron Saint St. Gregory the Theologian who's name day is celebrated on January 25th.

His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios visited the parish of St. Vasilios in Newport, New Hampshire to celebrate Divine Liturgy for the Feast of St. Vasilios.

Students from the Hellenic Academy in Lowell, MA visited the Philoxenia House and gave the children and families staying there gifts for Christmas.

A Christmas Reflection from Metropolitan Methodios

Christmas 2015

Thank you to the GOYA from Roslindale for bringing a Christmas Tree to the Philoxenia House of our Metropolis. The Honorable Consul General Ifiginia Kanara joined His Emience Metropolitan Methodios to celebrate with the Youth from St. Nectarios and the guest of the Philoxenia house.

The Metropolis of Boston Dance Group Visits the Metropolis

The Metropolis of Boston Dance Group came to the Metropolis on December 10th for their annual visit with His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios.

New London, CT Parish Visit
Friday, December 04, 2015

On Sunday, November 29, Metropolitan Methodios made a pastoral visit to Saint Sophia Church in New London, CT and ordained James Whittaker to the Holy Diaconate.

"Once again tonight, savage barbaric attacks have taken the lives of innocent brethren, this time in Paris. Our prayers are lifted to Almighty God that all brethren including Orthodox Christians and their spiritual leader, Metropolitan Emmanuel of France

AHEPA Regional Awards Banquet
Thursday, November 12, 2015

On Friday night November 6, 2015 at the Cathedral Center in Brookline, MA. during the Order of AHEPA regional awards banquet, His Eminence was presented with the Order of AHEPA 2015 Archbishop Humanitarian Award by Supreme President of the Order of AHEPA John W. Galanis.

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Fifty years ago, a group of American Catholic and Orthodox clergy and theologians undertook an unprecedented step under the auspices of their respective churches toward better understanding and, it was hoped, eventual unity. But the participants representing the churches never saw each other. “We met in different rooms,” recalled Thomas E. Bird, director of the Slavic Studies Program at Queens College,

The Philoptochos Children's Medical Fund Luncheon hosted by the Metropolis of Boston Philoptochos was held on Saturday, October 31. There were more than 600 people in attendance at the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel. The program was led by the Masters of Ceremonies, Maria Stephanos. Frances Levas, Metropolis of Boston Board President, and Maria Logus, National Philoptochos,

Fall River, MA Parish Visit
Tuesday, October 27, 2015

On Sunday October 25, 2015, His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios visited the St. Demetrios parish in Fall River, MA.

Metropolitan Methodios of Boston and Catholic Archbishop Joseph W. Tobin of Indianapolis are front and center with the members of the North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation during the 50th anniversary celebration Friday at St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Worcester. T&G Staff/Christine Hochkeppel

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