September 1, 2011
To the beloved Priests and Parishioners of Parishes in the Metropolis of Boston
My Brothers and Sisters in the household of God,
This past weekend hurricane Irene devastated cities and towns throughout New England. Countless homes and businesses remain without electricity. A number of our parishes were forced to cancel services and many parishioners were stranded at airports and roads, far from families and friends. Indeed, this catastrophic hurricane will be proven to be one of New England’s costliest catastrophes in our nation’s history. Days after, hundreds of brethren are focused on cleaning debris, restoring power, trying to repair flooded roads and bridges and helping stranded people.
I encourage our communities to reach out and assist not only our parishioners, but all our neighbors and friends during this difficult time. I join you in praying that God will comfort all who have suffured.
With Episcopal love,
M E T H O D I O S
Metropolitan of Boston
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