A Day of Tragedy - A Call to Prayer: Patriots Day Attack

Video and Pictures of Metropolitan Methodios Visit to the Watertown Community

Watch vdeo of Metropolitan Methodios addressing the Watertown Community and see pictures from his Eminence's tour through the this Boston Community. View Details »
Metpolitan Methodios Visits the Watertown Community

Metropolitan Methodios Visits the Watertown Community - Sunday, April 21, 2013 Watertown, MA: Sunday marked an important first step in the long process of healing for the parishioners of the Taxiarchae-Archangels Greek Orthodox Church. Following the terror and violence on the streets and neighborhoods of the Watertown community over the past several days, His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios made an Archpastoral visit to the Taxiarchae Church on Sunday, April 21, to celebrate the Divine Liturgy and to visit with families of the community that were immediately affected by these tragic events. View Details »
Video: Metropolitan Methodios' message from the Interfaith Prayer Service For Healing

At the invitation of Governor Patrick of Massachusetts, His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios participated in the Interfaith prayer service for the Boston Marathon tragedy at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston on Thursday, April 18. View Details »
HCHC Students and OCF hold Compline at the Boston Marathon Memorial site

Three days after the tragic bombings at the Boston Marathon, Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology students and the OCF from Northeastern University came together for a small compline service at the memorial site a few blocks down from what is still an on-going crime scene. View Details »
Metropolitan Methodios Participates in Interfaith Prayer Service

At the invitation of Governor Patrick of Massachusetts, His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios participated in the Interfaith prayer service for the Boston Marathon tragedy at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston on Thursday, April 18. The service was broadcast live on most TV channels and online news outlets across the country. View Details »
What I saw at the Finish Line

It was 2:33, one more picture, one more tweet. I managed a coveted spot at the Finish line, at the 4:00:00 mark. View Details »
A time of quiet reflection, prayer and sharing

In the wake of the tragic events that unfolded on the streets of Boston on April 15, 2013, many of our young adults and OCF college students came together for a time of quiet reflection and sharing. View Details »
Holy Eparchial Synod Issues Statement on the Boston Marathon Terrorist Attack

The Holy Eparchial Synod of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, on the first day of its regularly scheduled spring meeting today under the presidency of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios, issued a statement on the barbaric attack at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. View Details »
Metropolitan Methodios on the Tragedy of the Boston Marathon

On a day particularly rich with symbolism, an act of terrorism wounded the beautiful heart of our city and broke our hearts with the tragedy endured by innocent victims and their loved ones. View Details »
A Day of Tragedy - A Call to Prayer

We are all shocked with today's terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon. Once again, evil reared its ugly head and countless of our fellow citizens have been victimized. Our prayers and thoughts are with the victims and their families, as well as our governor, mayor, and police officials. We stand by our law enforcement agencies and all the heroic first responders as they begin the process of fully investigating this act of terrorism, and bring to justice those responsible. View Details »
Message of Metropolitan Methodios

His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios has requested the immediate mobilization of the IOCC (International Orthodox Christian Charities) Frontliners--the Emergency First Responders of the IOCC--to be dispatched to assist at the several Boston crisis counseling centers being set up over night. View Details »


Downloadable Resources

Link: Supports in Response to Traumatic Community Events
A resource provided by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Education 

Link: How To Talk With Children About Boston Marathon Bombs
A "Common Health" article provided by 90.9 WBUR

Download: Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers
A resource provided by the National Association of School Psychologists

Download: Tips for Talking With and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Disaster or Traumatic Event
A resource provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA)

Read A History of the Taxiarche Watertown Church - CLICK HERE