Pastoral Visit of His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios in Arlington, MA

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On March 21 the First Sunday of Orthodoxy His Eminence celebrated the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at St. Athanasius the Great in Arlington, MA. It was evident the church family has opened a new chapter in her history with the procession of the Holy Icons processed by children of all ages. The youth are the future of the church, as was evident in the scores of children participating. These are the future leaders of our Orthodox Church. The church was filled with new life led by its new Proistamenos, the Rev. Dr. Robert Archon and the newly elected Parish Council members. At the conclusion of the service, His Eminence tonsured three altar servers and encouraged them to become life-long leaders of the parish.