Metropolitan Methodios Urges Participation in 189th Commemoration of Greek Independence Day
As he has each year, Metropolitan Methodios is urging the faithful of New England to participate in the Greek Independence Day Parade in Boston on April 25. And the parishes are responding enthusiastically. Children and young adults and faithful of all ages are preparing to march on Boylston Street in Boston and, following the Parade, to gather at Boston Common and continue the celebration with food, dancing and live music. The Parade is presented by the Federation of Hellenic American Societies of New England, in cooperation with the Metropolis of Boston, the Consulate General of Greece and the Mayor’s Office of Special Events and Tourism.
In his latest letter to the parishes, Metropolitan Methodios wrote, “You are reminded that the Annual Greek Independence Day Parade is scheduled for Sunday, April 25. I strongly urge you to organize your parish’s representation during the parade. Please inform the President of the Omospondeia, Eleni Vidalis, of your participation. I especially encourage you to reach out to the young people in the parish and encourage them to participate in this yearly commemoration in the city of Boston. No parish should be absent. You will be receiving via email a flier which I ask that you reproduce and distribute during the ensuing two Sunday, April 11 and 18. I also request that you encourage the congregations during the next two Sunday to participate in the Parade. I look forward to seeing you on April 25.”
In a separate letter, Metropolitan Methodios urged the Omogeneia to attend the Independence Day celebration at the Massachusetts State House on Friday, April 23. This long standing tradition began when Michael Dukakis was the Governor of the Commonwealth.
This year’s celebration marks the 189th anniversary since the beginning of the Revolution of March 25, 1821 which overthrew the yoke of the Ottoman Empire.