Metropolis of Boston News & Events


The Greek American Community of New England is saddened to learn that Consul General Ilias Fotopoulos will be leaving shortly to assume new responsibilities. As you may know, he was recently promoted to the rank of Ambassador and assigned to the Embassy of Greece in Montenegro. I cordially invite you to a reception in his honor which will be held on Saturday April 13, 2013 at the Maliotis Cultural Center 50 Goddard Avenue in Brookline (on the campus of Hellenic College) between 7:00-9:00p.m. Please join me in honoring our mutual friend.

His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios ordained Peter Leneweaver to the Holy Diaconate on Sunday, March 24 at the Annunciation Cathedral in Boston, Massachusetts. Deacon Peter, 39, was born in Chicago, Illinois and grew up in Dallas Texas. He attended Hellenic College from 1994-1997 and graduated from the University of Texas in 1999. He completed the Archdiocese Diaconate Program in 2012. He currently resides in Weymouth, Massachusetts with his wife Kathy of 9 years. They have two beautiful daughters, Zoe who is 8 and Mia who is 6. AXIOS Deacon Peter!

On Wednesday evening March 20, 2013, Metropolitan Methodios and several clergy from the Metropolis of Boston joined together with the District 5 parishes at the St. Luke Greek Orthodox Church in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts to join in prayer and begin the Lenten journey together.

The Metropolis of Boston Philoptochos Board is proud to present their 3rd Annual Lenten Retreat at the St. Methodios Faith and Heritage Center on March 29 - 30, 2013. On Saturday morning we will be having a presentation by Kyriaki Fitzgerald, M.Div., Ph.D..

To view Ἡ προσευχή τῆς Μεγάλης Τεσσαρακοστῆς please click here.

11 Missionaries have been chosen to represent the Metropolis of Boston June 14 - 21 at the Hogar Raphel Orphanage in Guatemala City, Guatemala. This team of young adults will find themselves performing all manner of service work for the Hogar and building relationships with the 100 children that live there. Read more about a mission and MEET YOUR TEAM!!

Summer Camp Registration
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

SUMMER REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!!!!! It's that time of year again, registration for the ever popular MBC Program is now available. Register your camper early!

DOXA Spring Conference
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

This Springs Conference will be held April 5 - 6 at the St. Methodios Faith and Heritage Center in Contoocook, NH. The Keynote Speaker is Presvytera Georget Photos who is the Author of a 6 volume Series "Let Us Live Orthodoxy" which is about to be published by the Department of Religious Education.

March 18 marks the beginning of the Great Lent. It is known in Greek as 'Kathara Deftera' or Clean Monday. The word kathara is closely related to catharsis or cleaning.

Tomorrow, known in Greek as Kathara Deftera or Clean Monday, Orthodox Christians begin a spiritual journey called the Great Lent. It is a time of promise, of expectancy and of renewal. Tomorrow, we begin fasting, we attend colorful worship services and keep customs honored for many centuries by Orthodox Christian families.

Invitation and detailed information attached.

Parish Leadership Development Seminars
Wednesday, March 13, 2013


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