Metropolis of Boston Ministries

The Metropolis of Boston offers a variety of ministries for the Orthodox faithful. We are blessed to be guided by our special Father, His Eminence Metropolis Methodios. Listed below are some highlights.  For more information on any of the Metropolis ministries, please contact the Metropolis office at 617-277-4742.

Metropolis Staff
Father Theodore J. Barbas – Chancellor, Mike Sintros – Director of Faith and Heritage Center.

Feast of St. Andrew the Apostle
The Metropolis of Boston invites all to the celebration of the Feast of St. Andrew the Apostle and the patron Saint of our Metropolis Clergy. Great Vespers will be celebrated on November 29 at the Cathedral Chapel in Brookline.
Orthros and Divine Liturgy will be celebrated on November 30.  The Metropolis of Boston Philoptochos hosts a reception following services on both days at the Metropolis Center.

Ministry Awards Dinner
The faithful of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston, in grateful recognition of the dedicated men and women who serve our communities, gather as a family each year at this Ministry Awards Dinner. The Metropolis Award is bestowed annually to parishioners chosen by each community who have labored for the progress of the local Parish. Stewardship of time and talents is the basis for this Award. In addition, Metropolitan Methodios designates individuals who have labored many years on behalf of our Church and are outstanding examples of what it means to be Greek Orthodox.

Marriage Preparation Seminars
Our Metropolis continues to offer the Marriage Preparation Seminar to all couples planning to be married in the Church, as a requirement prior to their wedding.  These seminars are offered at the Metropolis Center as well as in five other districts around New England.  This program, which has been in existence for over 20 year now, is currently being used as a model by the Archdiocese for other Metropolis.

Radio Ministry
Every Sunday morning at 7:30 AM a sermon on the day’s Gospel lesson is given by Fr. Kyriakos Saravelas in both Greek and English on the Greek Radio Station WNTN 1550 AM during the “Voice of Orthodoxy” program.

Chanter Classes/Group
Chanters classes are arranged through the Metropolis of Boston. For more information, please contact the Metropolis Office.  You may also visit the Archdiocese “Learn to Chant” website page www.goarch.org/chapel/chant 

New England Federation of Greek Orthodox Choirs
The New England Federation of the Greek Orthodox Choirs is comprised of individual choirs throughout the Metropolis of Boston, a total of 63 parishes. Each member choir participates in a variety of musical activities and has a vote in ALL matters brought before the Federation Council. Officers are elected at the Fall Conference for a two-
year term.  The goals of the New England Choir Federation of Greek Orthodox Choirs are to improve the spiritual and musical background of choir members, directors, organists, clergy, psalti, and the Greek Orthodox faithful; strengthen communication between choirs and clergy, hierarchy, and parish councils; encourage the development, composition, publication, and performances of Greek Orthodox sacred and Greek folk music; offer workshops, choir institutes, and annual conferences to develop musical skills; and to institute a means of integrating the work of the member choirs in order to increase the interest and enthusiasm of the individual members. For more information, please contact Carol Salvo at bcjas@comcast.net

DOXA – Giving Glory to God
Our Mission is to provide religious educators the opportunity to grow as Orthodox Christians and fulfill their catechismal ministry in the life of the Church as they teach the Good News of Christ and the doctrines and traditions of Orthodoxy. “Make disciples of all nations . . .teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.” (Matthew
28:19-20)

Our Purpose is:
1) To advocate religious education as an integral part of the worship and sacramental life of the Orthodox Church.
2) To advance the ongoing education and Christ-centered growth of religious educators.
3) To promote religious education as a lifetime process.
4) To provide a vehicle of communication among religious educators on the parish, Diocese and Archdiocese levels.
5) To advance the educational initiatives of the Archdiocesan Department of Religious Education.

Conferences are held in the fall and in the spring. For more information, please contact Fr. Andrew George at fr.andrew@annunciationri.org 

Winter and Summer Camps
An opportunity for children and families to participate in fun activities and spiritual enriching time at the Metropolis camp site in Contoocook, New Hampshire - whether it’s winter or summer. Family camp sessions allow everyone in the family to spend quality time together strengthening their relationship with Christ and each other. Summer camps for children provide the ideal environment to make new friends, reconnect with old ones and live out our faith through fun and fellowship. For more information, please see www.boston.goarch.org/youth_ministries/mbc

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