His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios made a pastoral visit to the Dormition of the Mother of God Church in Burlington, VT the weekend of September 21-22 where he was warmly welcomed by the Pastor of the community, the Rev. Fr. Robert T. Athas and the Parishioners.  He was accompanied by Deacon Jason Roll.  On Saturday, September 20, the Metropolitan had dinner with Fr. Athas and members of the Parish Council.  On Sunday he presided at the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy.  He presented Fr. Athas a Cross.  Father Bob was ordained to the Holy Priesthood 34 years ago.  He has been serving the Dormition Parish for the past eleven years.


Following the Liturgy, Metropolitan Methodios had the opportunity to talk with the Parishioners during a dinner for the entire congregation, held in the church hall.  The Dormition of the Mother of

God Church consists of 100 families.