2011 Metropolis Clergy – Laity Conference News
Over 300 delegates and observers representing parishes gathered at the Maliotis Cultural Center for the Clergy Laity Conference of the Metropolis of Boston. The theme of the conference was, “The Ministries of the Church: Archdiocese, Metropolis and Parishes.”
Following the keynote of His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios, various departmental heads of our Archdiocese and Metropolis addressed the delegates concerning the ways in which the Parishes are assisted by the National Church to meet the spiritual needs of our parishioners throughout New England.
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The agenda included the following presentations:
Information Technologies Theo Nicolakis
Stewardship, Outreach Fr. James Kordaris
Religious Education Dr. Anton Vrame
Marriage and Family Ministries Dr. Philip Mamalakis
Philoptochos Ministries Aprodite Skeadas &
Parish Development Jerry Minetos
Parish Management Nick Sialmas
Archdiocese Administration Anthony Stefanis
Archdiocese and Jerry Dimitriou
Metropolis Finance Ted Speros &
Reports Angelo Stamoulis
Youth and Young Adult Ministries
The Metropolis of Boston Camp
The St. Methodios Faith and Heritage Center
The Retreat House
The Philoxenia House
Old and New Business D. Moschos
The delegates were encouraged to engage in dialogue with all those who presented reports, asking whatever questions they had in mind. Among the items on the agenda was the election of three delegates to represent the Metropolis of Boston at the Archdiocesan Council as well as the election of 16 delegates to serve on the Metropolis Council together with 8 additional members to be appointed by Metropolitan Methodios.
Draft of By-Laws
Among items listed as new business, Demetrios Moschos, legal council of the Metropolis, presented a draft of proposed Parish By-laws for the individual communities of our Metropolis. Many communities either did not have their own By-laws, or those which they had were outdated. Many requested assistance in preparing legal documents which would address the legal issues of the local parish. This draft of the local By-laws can be down-loaded from the Metropolis website.
The following clergy and laity were unanimously elected to serve on the Metropolis Council and Archdiocesan Council. Their term of office begins after the upcoming Clergy Laity Congress in Phoenix Arizona July 1-4, 2012.
Candidates for Metropolis Council
Mark T. Adam
George E. Danis
Stephen S. Kalivas
Rev. George Dragas
Rev. Andrew George
Rev. Nicholas Krommydas
V. Rev. Makarios Niakaros
Rev. Dean Paleologos
Rev. Dean Panagos
Rev. Demetrios Tonias
Rev. Phillippe Mousis
Candidates for Archdiocesan Council
Rev. Dean Panagos