Hellenic American Academy Students Visit Philoxenia House
His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios welcomed 26 fifth and sixth grade students from the Hellenic American Academy in Lowell, MA to the Philoxenia House on December 17. The students accompanied by Fr. Nicholas Pelekoudas, Academy Principal Douglas Anderson, Philoptochos President Florence Michaelides, parents and teachers brought gifts and many goodies to the residents who were delighted to see the young students. Everyone enjoyed listening to the kalanda sang by the youngsters in their perfect Greek. Metropolitan Methodios spoke to them about the Philoxenia House, encouraged them to come frequently and wished them a Blessed Christmas and a Happy New year. The interest the students expressed for this ministry was inspiring. A couple who also visited last year inquired about the patients they met at the home then. Many asked thoughtful questions about the residents' health and wellbeing and all said they would like to come again, and soon!