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Pastoral Visit - Sts. Constantine and Helen, MA


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On Sunday, May 22nd, His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios visited the Sts. Constantine and Helen Church in Andover, MA. At the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy, His Eminence tonsured a number of altar boys as readers and acolytes. In his remarks, His Eminence invited all the young children, both boys and girls to the solea, where he told them that although he tonsured the altar boys, all people are called to serve the church in various ways. He then encouraged Fr. Chris Makiej and the parish as a whole to continue their work of developing young people to grow into leadership positions both in that parish and in the Church more generally. Following the tonsuring, His Eminence blessed the parish's recently completed iconography project, commending the parish on their accomplishment.