St. George Church
Publish Date: 2019-10-13
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St. George Church

General Information

  • Phone:
  • (207) 945-9588
  • Street Address:

  • 90 Sanford St

  • Bangor, ME 04401
  • Mailing Address:

  • 90 Sanford St

  • Bangor, ME 04401

Contact Information

Services Schedule


LITURGY:  10:00

Past Bulletins

News, Events and Announcements

SUNDAY SCHOOL MEETS THIS MORNING This year we are using a curriculum suited for students at third grade level, it should allow students of that level or 2nd or 4th grade to participate as well. Some reading/writing ability is needed. We will meet weekly. Classes generally last 25-30 minutes.

Each first Sunday of the month, we will hear a story about an Orthodox Saint, suitable for all ages. And, occasionally, this class will include a craft.

GREEK DANCE COMING SOON! - DO YOU HAVE YOUR TICKETS? Saturday, November 2, from 7-11PM at Wellman Commons, 300 Union Street in Bangor. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Tickets can be purchased here at St. George and at Angelo’s Pizza. Parishioners should have received two tickets by post by now—we ask that you purchase them for yourself or as a gift for others or send St. George a donation that covers their cost. Thanks so much!

STARTING THIS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16 Free Greek dance lessons here at St. George from 7-8PM the three consecutive Wednesdays before the dance, October 16, 23 and 30, led by Lambros. So much fun—get ready to dance!

THE DANCE WITH SILENT AUCTION is a major fund-raising event for St. George each year. Just a reminder—in order to have a successful event, it takes all of us contributing in various ways. We need your help—see below:

We are actively collecting SILENT AUCTION ITEMS If each family could contribute one or more items for the auction, that would be fantastic! Having a silent auction makes the event that much more exciting. People love to mill around, see what’s being offered and engage in (happy) competition for their faves. And it is St. George that ultimately benefits. So, let’s see what cool things we can collect before the end of this month. Got questions about the Silent Auction? Susan Brountas is the person to contact:

THE KAVINS HAVE LOST A LOVED ONE Brigid’s grandfather, Barry, reposed in Canada on Monday, October 7. We understand that he loved to share the Gospel and ran a soup kitchen for the needy in St. John, New Brunswick. May God grant his memory be eternal!

Notes of sympathy may be sent to Shane & Jessica Kavin – 373 Easton Road, Presque Isle, ME 04769.

THIS SATURDAY, October 19, The U Maine Fulbright Association will be hosting a seminar “From Farm to Healthy Body: A Sustainable Model for the Planet and the Individual,” from 9:30AM – 3PM at Wells Commons Conference Center at UM Orono. Event is free, but space is limited. Please contact Dorothea if you have interest in attending:

TWO YEAR MEMORIAL PRAYERS for Paul Flanzala will be offered next Sunday, October 20. Eternal may his memory be!

ST. DEMETRIOS, SACO, INVITES US TO THEIR FEAST The Great Vespers for the Feast of St. Demetrios will be prayed with an offering of Artoklasia on Friday Oct 25, at 6:00PM. Reception to follow. Divine Liturgy will be celebrated Saturday morning, Oct 26 beginning at 8:30AM. Fr. Basil welcomes all Orthodox to join their parish in this festal celebration.

SILENT AUCTION SUGGESTIONS Gift cards or gift certificates for various services: massage, hair care, manicure/pedicure, dry cleaning, carpet cleaning, snow shoveling/plowing, house cleaning, auto detailing, handy-man service. A gasoline card. A coffee card. A gift certificate from a custom bakery. A weekend-get away package, a high-end restaurant meal, tickets to a Collins Center event, a share of organic produce for the coming year—really, the sky’s the limit as to what you can find.

Big ticket items would be wonderful. For instance, a donation of a snow blower or riding lawn mower, a snow mobile, a kayak or canoe, a motorcycle, designer handbags, watches or jewelry.

Also, if you are an artist or crafter, your donation(s) are more than welcome. People love “one of a kind” items by artisans.

And, if you have very gently pre-owned items that are in fantastic shape, have solid worth, and would interest possible bidders, we’re happy to receive them, too.

Try your local contacts first, simply ask if a person or company would be willing to donate a service or an item. Often, they will agree for the sake of good will or for advertising their brand. Simply ask in behalf of St. George, if the answer is no, that’s OK, too.

The more, the merrier. Let’s try to gather as many things as we can for the coming Silent Auction. Thanks, everyone!



Apostoliki Diakonia
Diptixa 2019 PDF

FACEBOOK PAGE Pat Claus is happy to receive items you’d like to have posted on the church’s FB page. You can submit items to her at

IS THIS YOUR FIRST VISIT TO ST. GEORGE? If you are visiting our parish this morning, welcome! Orthodox Church tradition encourages Orthodox Christians in good standing with the Church to approach the Holy Chalice for Communion... however, if you are not Orthodox, we ask that you please refrain. All worshipers are welcome to receive antidoron (a piece of blessed bread) immediately following the Divine Liturgy. Please stay for fellowship hour that we might get to know you.

WORSHIPING THE TRUE & LIVING GOD Worshiping the Living God, the All-Holy Trinity, is a witness of our faith in and love for Him. The Divine Liturgy is the service of thanksgiving to God. The Divine Liturgy is also the service of particular nurture for the Orthodox Christian--Christ is Present in the elements of Holy Communion. He nurtures those who approach with fear (reverence), faith and love. Those who partake of Communion receive God within. This is a great Mystery, not to be taken lightly, but one that the Orthodox Christian is bid to COME. Please avail yourself of the opportunities to worship the Lord and to receive Him in faith.

JOIN US FOR FELLOWSHIP HOUR DOWNSTAIRS Everyone is encouraged to come downstairs after service for refreshments. If you’re visiting, please let us treat you. We’re a family here and we all contribute toward the table weekly. So, thank you to all who have made fellowship time possible again today!

VALET PARKING Some parishioners have difficulty walking distances and find it hard to park near enough to the church on Sunday mornings.  If this applies to you, please do the following: park in the loading zone in front of the church, and come indoors with your car key and ask in the office for someone to park the car for you and you will be assisted.  We are here to help one another.  Please ask for help if needed.  Thank you. 

ROUTINE SERVICE TIMES AT ST. GEORGE Orthros/Matins (morning prayers) 9AM; Divine Liturgy 10AM.

NAME DAYS If you would like to participate in a Divine Liturgy on your Name Day, please let Fr. Leo know to arrange this beforehand.

SPECIAL PRAYER SUPPORT WHEN NEEDED Fr. can meet you here at the church and offer particular prayers for you if you are going to be traveling or are preparing to have medical procedures done (hospitalization, etc.) He is available to make hospital visits and will routinely visit those in convalescent care. Please arrange with him according to need. Thank you.

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Mail: 252 14th St., Bangor ME 04401 
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I am available to parishioners whenever needed; please don't hesitate to contact me. Thank you. +Fr. Leo


Saints and Feasts

October 13

Chryssi the New Martyr of Greece

October 13

Sunday of the 7th Ecumenical Council

On the Sunday that falls on or immediately after the eleventh of this month, we chant the Service to the 350 holy Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council, which gathered in Nicaea in 787 under the holy Patriarch Tarasius and during the reign of the Empress Irene and her son, Constantine Porphyrogenitus, to refute the Iconoclast heresy, which had received imperial support beginning with the Edict issued in 726 by Emperor Leo the Isaurian. Many of the holy Fathers who condemned Iconoclasm at this holy Council later died as Confessors and Martyrs for the holy Icons during the second assult of Iconoclasm in the ninth century, especially during the reigns of Leo the Armenian and Theophilus.


Hymns of the Day

Resurrectional Apolytikion in the Eighth Tone

From on High did You descend, O merciful Lord, for us did You endure, three days in the tomb that we may be, released from passions in this world, You who are our resurrection and our life Glory unto You O Lord.
Ἐξ ὕψους κατῆλθες ὁ εὔσπλαγχνος, ταφὴν καταδέξω τριήμερον, ἵνα ἡμᾶς ἐλευθερώσῃς τῶν παθῶν. Ἡ ζωὴ καὶ ἡ Ἀνάστασις ἡμῶν, Κύριε δόξα σοι.

Apolytikion for Sun. of the 7th Ecumenical Council in the Eighth Tone

Most glorified art Thou, O Christ our God, Who hast established our Fathers as luminous stars upon the earth, and through them didst guide us all to the true Faith. O Most Merciful One, glory be to Thee.
Ὑπερδεδοξασμένος εἶ, Χριστὲ ὁ Θεὸς ἡμῶν, ὁ φωστῆρας ἐπὶ γῆς τοὺς Πατέρας ἡμῶν θεμελιώσας, καὶ δι' αὐτῶν πρὸς τὴν ἀληθινὴν πίστιν, πάντας ἡμᾶς ὁδηγήσας· πολυεύσπλαγχνε, δόξα σοι.


Ὡς τῶν αἰχμαλώτων ἐλευθερωτής,
καὶ τῶν πτωχῶν ὑπερασπιστής,
ἀσθενούντων ἰατρός,
βασιλέων ὑπέρμαχος,
Τροπαιοφόρε Μεγαλομάρτυς Γεώργιε,
πρέσβευε Χριστῷ τῷ Θεῷ,
σωθῆναι τὰς ψυχὰς ἡμῶν.

AS the Liberator of captives,
and the protector of the poor,
a physician for the ill,
he defender of rulers,
O great Martyr, Saint George, victorious,
pray for us to Christ our God
to save our souls.

Seasonal Kontakion in the Second Tone

O Protection of Christians that cannot be put to shame, mediation unto the creator most constant: O despise not the voices of those who have sinned; but be quick, O good one, to come unto our aid, who in faith cry unto thee: Hasten to intercession and speed thou to make supplication, O thou who dost ever protect, O Theotokos, them that honor thee.
Προστασία τῶν Χριστιανῶν ἀκαταίσχυντε, μεσιτεία πρὸς τὸν Ποιητὴν ἀμετάθετε. Μὴ παρίδῃς ἁμαρτωλῶν δεήσεων φωνάς, ἀλλὰ πρόφθασον, ὡς ἀγαθή, εἰς τὴν βοήθειαν ἡμῶν, τῶν πιστῶς κραυγαζόντων σοι· Τάχυνον εἰς πρεσβείαν, καὶ σπεῦσον εἰς ἱκεσίαν, ἡ προστατεύουσα ἀεί, Θεοτόκε, τῶν τιμώντων σε.

Gospel and Epistle Readings

Epistle Reading

Προκείμενον. Fourth Tone. Δανιήλ 3.26-27.
Εὐλογητὸς εἶ, Κύριε, ὁ Θεὸς τῶν Πατέρων ἡμῶν.
Στίχ. Ὅτι δίκαιος εἶ ἐπὶ πᾶσιν, οἷς ἐποίησας ἡμῖν.

τὸ Ἀνάγνωσμα Πρὸς Τίτον 3:8-15.

Πιστὸς ὁ λόγος, καὶ περὶ τούτων βούλομαί σε διαβεβαιοῦσθαι, ἵνα φροντίζωσιν καλῶν ἔργων προΐστασθαι οἱ πεπιστευκότες θεῷ. ταῦτά ἐστιν καλὰ καὶ ὠφέλιμα τοῖς ἀνθρώποις · μωρὰς δὲ ζητήσεις καὶ γενεαλογίας καὶ ἔριν καὶ μάχας νομικὰς περιΐστασο, εἰσὶν γὰρ ἀνωφελεῖς καὶ μάταιοι. αιῥετικὸν ἄνθρωπον μετὰ μίαν καὶ δευτέραν νουθεσίαν παραιτοῦ, εἰδὼς ὅτι ἐξέστραπται ὁ τοιοῦτος καὶ ἁμαρτάνει, ὢν αὐτοκατάκριτος. Ὅταν πέμψω Ἀρτεμᾶν πρὸς σὲ ἢ Τυχικόν, σπούδασον ἐλθεῖν πρός με εἰς Νικόπολιν, ἐκεῖ γὰρ κέκρικα παραχειμάσαι. Ζηνᾶν τὸν νομικὸν καὶ Ἀπολλῶν σπουδαίως πρόπεμψον, ἵνα μηδὲν αὐτοῖς λείπῃ. μανθανέτωσαν δὲ καὶ οἱ ἡμέτεροι καλῶν ἔργων προΐστασθαι εἰς τὰς ἀναγκαίας χρείας, ἵνα μὴ ὦσιν ἄκαρποι. Ἀσπάζονταί σε οἱ μετ ᾽ἐμοῦ πάντες. Ἄσπασαι τοὺς φιλοῦντας ἡμᾶς ἐν πίστει. ἡ χάρις μετὰ πάντων ὑμῶν.

Prokeimenon. Fourth Tone. Daniel 3.26,27.
Blessed are you, O Lord, the God of our fathers.
Verse: For you are just in all you have done.

The reading is from St. Paul's Letter to Titus 3:8-15.

Titus, my son, the saying is sure. I desire you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful to apply themselves to good deeds; these are excellent and profitable to men. But avoid stupid controversies, genealogies, dissensions, and quarrels over the law, for they are unprofitable and futile. As for a man who is factious, after admonishing him once or twice, have nothing more to do with him, knowing that such a person is perverted and sinful; he is self-condemned.

When I send Artemas or Tychicos to you, do your best to come to me at Nicopolis, for I have decided to spend the winter there. Do your best to speed Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their way; see that they lack nothing. And let our people learn to apply themselves to good deeds, so as to help cases of urgent need, and not to be unfruitful.

All who are with me send greeting to you. Greet those who love us in the faith. Grace be with you all. Amen.

Gospel Reading

Sunday of the 7th Ecumenical Council
Κατὰ Λουκᾶν 8:5-15

Εἶπεν ὁ Κύριος τήν παραβολὴν ταύτην· Ἐξῆλθεν ὁ σπείρων τοῦ σπεῖραι τὸν σπόρον αὐτοῦ. καὶ ἐν τῷ σπείρειν αὐτὸν ὃ μὲν ἔπεσε παρὰ τὴν ὁδόν, καὶ κατεπατήθη, καὶ τὰ πετεινὰ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ κατέφαγεν αὐτό· καὶ ἕτερον ἔπεσεν ἐπὶ τὴν πέτραν, καὶ φυὲν ἐξηράνθη διὰ τὸ μὴ ἔχειν ἰκμάδα· καὶ ἕτερον ἔπεσεν ἐν μέσῳ τῶν ἀκανθῶν, καὶ συμφυεῖσαι αἱ ἄκανθαι ἀπέπνιξαν αὐτό. καὶ ἕτερον ἔπεσεν εἰς τὴν γῆν τὴν ἀγαθήν, καὶ φυὲν ἐποίησε καρπὸν κατονταπλασίονα. ταῦτα λέγων ἐφώνει· ὁ ἔχων ὦτα ἀκούειν ἀκουέτω. ᾿Επηρώτων δὲ αὐτὸν οἱ μαθηταὶ αὐτοῦ λέγοντες· τίς εἴη ἡ παραβολὴ αὕτη; ὁ δὲ εἶπεν· ὑμῖν δέδοται γνῶναι τὰ μυστήρια τῆς βασιλείας τοῦ Θεοῦ, τοῖς δὲ λοιποῖς ἐν παραβολαῖς, ἵνα βλέποντες μὴ βλέπωσι καὶ ἀκούοντες μὴ συνιῶσιν. ἔστι δὲ αὕτη ἡ παραβολή· ὁ σπόρος ἐστὶν ὁ λόγος τοῦ Θεοῦ· οἱ δὲ παρὰ τὴν ὁδόν εἰσιν οἱ ἀκούσαντες, εἶτα ἔρχεται ὁ διάβολος καὶ αἴρει τὸν λόγον ἀπὸ τῆς καρδίας αὐτῶν, ἵνα μὴ πιστεύσαντες σωθῶσιν. οἱ δὲ ἐπὶ τῆς πέτρας οἳ ὅταν ἀκούσωσι, μετὰ χαρᾶς δέχονται τὸν λόγον, καὶ οὗτοι ῥίζαν οὐκ ἔχουσιν, οἳ πρὸς καιρὸν πιστεύουσι καὶ ἐν καιρῷ πειρασμοῦ ἀφίστανται. τὸ δὲ εἰς τὰς ἀκάνθας πεσόν, οὗτοί εἰσιν οἱ ἀκούσαντες, καὶ ὑπὸ μεριμνῶν καὶ πλούτου καὶ ἡδονῶν τοῦ βίου πορευόμενοι συμπνίγονται καὶ οὐ τελεσφοροῦσι. τὸ δὲ ἐν τῇ καλῇ γῇ, οὗτοί εἰσιν οἵτινες ἐν καρδίᾳ καλῇ καὶ ἀγαθῇ ἀκούσαντες τὸν λόγον κατέχουσι καὶ καρποφοροῦσιν ἐν ὑπομονῇ. ταῦτα λέγων ἐφώνει· ὁ ἔχων ὦτα ἀκούειν ἀκουέτω.

Sunday of the 7th Ecumenical Council
The Reading is from Luke 8:5-15

The Lord said this parable: "A sower went out to sow his seed; and as he sowed, some fell along the path, and was trodden under foot, and the birds of the air devoured it. And some fell on the rock; and as it grew up, it withered away, because it had no moisture. And some fell among thorns; and the thorns grew with it and choked it. And some fell into good soil and grew, and yielded a hundredfold." And when his disciples asked him what this parable meant, he said, "To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of God; but for others they are in parables, so that seeing they may not see, and hearing they may not understand. Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. The ones along the path are those who have heard; then the devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts, that they may not believe and be saved. And the ones on the rock are those who, when they hear the word, receive it with joy; but these have no root, they believe for a while and in time of temptation fall away. And as for what fell among the thorns, they are those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by the cares and riches and pleasures of life, and their fruit does not mature. And as for that in the good soil, they are those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bring forth fruit with patience." As he said these things, he cried out "He who has ears to hear, let him hear."


Greek Orthodox Archdiocese News


Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America 2019 Yearbook Now Available Online


Yearbook 2019

Archdiocese Unveils New Youth Safety Videos & Resources


NEW YORK – The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America is announcing a new ten-episode video series introducing the faithful to the new Policies for the Safety of Children and Youth. These new resources also include step-by-step checklists designed to help parishioners and communities follow the new guidelines.

Policies for the Safety of Children and Youth are Being Implemented Throughout the Archdiocese and in Every Metropolis


The implementation and enforcement of the Policies for the Safety of Children and Youth take another step forward towards the goal of ensuring that every ministry and event is physically, emotionally, and spiritually safe and healthy for the children of all Greek Orthodox Churches in America.

Letter from Archbishop Elpidophoros of America Regarding New Youth Safety Policies


I am writing as Archbishop to bring to your attention an important matter that is and must be an urgent concern for all of us who work with children in every aspect of the Archdiocese, in every Metropolis and in every parish and youth ministry. This letter is to call each of us to action, and to encourage us as our clergy, our lay leaders and our fellow parishioners to mobilize to serve our children and youth.

Cardinal Dolan Welcomes Archbishop Elpidophoros at St. Patrick's Cathedral


Cardinal Dolan honored Archbishop Elpidophoros of America by hosting a lunch today, September 4, 2019, to welcome him to New York. After initial introductions and warm greetings, the Cardinal and Archbishop exchanged remarks.

Archbishop Elpidophoros Expresses Condolences to the OCA for the Falling Asleep of Archbishop Nikon


On behalf of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, Archbishop Elpidophoros expresses his deep condolences to the Orthodox Church in America for the falling asleep of Archbishop Nikon.

GOA Center for Family Care Host Clergy Peer Learning Group Training Event


SOMERSET, NJ – Sixteen clergy from various places throughout the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America completed training on September 10-12, 2019 for expanding the ministry to support our clergy. The Archdiocesan Center for Family Care recently received a generous grant from Leadership 100 to train facilitators to lead clergy peer learning groups throughout the country.

Archbishop Receives ABC Representatives


NEW YORK – His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros met with leaders of the Archdiocese Benefits Committee Monday, Sept. 9, in his office at the Archdiocese. His Eminence initiated the meeting with Fr. James T. Paris, Chairman of the ABC; Fr. James Greanias, Vice-Chairman of the ABC, and Mrs. Anna Vrettos, Director of the ABC.

The US Secretary of Commerce at the Ecumenical Patriarchate


The Secretary of Commerce of the USA, Wilbur Ross, visited the see of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in the Phanar today, Sunday, September 8, 2019, and was welcomed with the honors set forth in the Patriarchal Protocol.

Archbishop Receives D.A.D. Executive Board of the Federation of Church Musicians


NEW YORK – His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros met with the Direct Archdiocesan District Executive Board of the Federation of Greek Orthodox Church Musicians on Monday, September 16, in his office at the Archdiocese. Members of the Executive Board are Mrs. Anna Dounelis, President; Mr. Theodore Brakatselos, Vice-President; Mrs. Irini Kapareliotis, Treasurer; Mrs. Fay Pavlidis, Mrs. Peggy Stilianos, Public Relations Office, and V. Rev. Archimandrite Chrysostomos Gilbert, Spiritual Advisor.

Conclusions from Pan-Orthodox Meeting on Homelessness


On Friday, September 13, 2019, ten Pan-Orthodox organizations concluded a vibrant and productive meeting on the crisis of homelessness. The twenty experts arrived at the following common multi-faceted understanding

Archbishop Elpidophoros Welcomes the President of the Republic of Cyprus to Archdiocese Headquarters


NEW YORK – His Eminence Archbishop Elphidophoros welcomed today, the President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades to the headquarters of the Archdiocese.

Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis Visits Archbishop Elpidophoros


His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros today joyously welcomed the Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis to the headquarters of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Prime Minister Mitsotakis is in New York for the United Nations General Assembly.

Meeting of the Archbishop with the President of Turkey


NEW YORK – His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America had a previously unscheduled meeting, late yesterday evening, with the President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan at Manhattan’s Cipriani Hotel. Accompanying President Edogan was his close advisor Mr. Ömer Çelik, former Minister of European Affairs.

Agiasmos for the New School Year at St. Nicholas' William Spyropoulos School


NEW YORK – His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, celebrated today the service of the Sanctification of the Water for the new school year, at the Greek-American Day School “William Spyropoulos” of the Parish of Saint Nicholas in Flushing New York, one of the largest parishes in the Archdiocese. This was the second Agiasmos Service the Archbishop conducted for the start of the new school year.

Archbishop Chairs Meeting of the Direct Archdiocesan District Council


NEW YORK – His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros chaired his first meeting of the Direct Archdiocesan District Council on Tuesday, September 24 at the Archdiocese. His Grace Bishop Andonios, Chancellor, was also present. Members of the Executive Board are Larry Hotzoglou, Vice-President; V. Rev. Archimandrite Chrysostomos Gilbert, Secretary; and Theodore Germanakos, Treasurer.

Minister of Education and Religious Affairs Niki Kerameus Visits Archbishop Elpidophoros


NEW YORK – His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America welcomed today Her Excellency Ms. Niki Kerameus, Minister of Education and Religious Affairs of Greece.

Επίσκεψη του Αναπληρωτή Υπουργού Προστασίας του Πολίτη κ. Γιώργου Κουμουτσάκου


ΝΕΑ ΥΟΡΚΗ – Ο Σεβασμιώτατος Αρχιεπίσκοπος Αμερικής κ. Ελπιδοφόρος δέχθηκε σήμερα την επίσκεψη του κ. Γιώργου Κουμουτσάκου Αναπληρωτή Υπουργού Προστασίας του Πολίτη της Ελλάδος, ο οποίος είναι αρμόδιος για τη Μεταναστευτική Πολιτική.

The Archbishop Appoints New Officers, following the resignation of the Vice President and Secretary of the Archdiocesan Council


The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America announces that the Hon. Mr. George Tsandikos and the Hon. Mrs. Catherine Bouffides-Walsh have submitted to His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros, their voluntary resignations from the positions of the Vice-President and Secretary of the Archdiocesan Council, respectively.

First Ever Monastic Assembly Convened in America Concludes


NEW YORK – The first ever Monastic Assembly of the Sacred Monasteries of the Holy Archdiocese of America convened on the invitation of His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros, September 21-22 at the Sacred Monastery of Saint Nektarios in Roscoe, NY concluded today.

Archbishop Attends Installation of UConn New President


STORRS, Conn. – Archbishop Elpidophoros is attending today, Oct. 4, 2019, the installation of Dr. Thomas C. Katsouleas as the 16th President of the University of Connecticut.

Athens Philharmonic Concert at Carnegie Hall to Benefit Saint Nicholas Shrine


NEW YORK – Yiannis Hadjiloizou, conducting the Athens Philharmonic in Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection,” will debut at Carnegie Hall on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 8 p.m. to benefit Saint Nicholas Church and National Shrine.

Archbishop Elpidophoros Calls on Communities to Support "College Student Sunday"


NEW YORK – The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America has designated October 6, 2019 as Orthodox Christian Fellowship’s College Student Sunday.

Archbishop Elpidophoros To Lead Delegation to Hurricane-Ravaged Bahamas


His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America will arrive in the Bahamas on October 13 for a pastoral visit to areas recently affected by Hurricane Dorian. Leading a delegation from the Archdiocese, His Eminence is scheduled to celebrate a Hierarchal Divine Liturgy at the parish of the Annunciation of the Mother of God in Nassau.

Archbishop Elpidophoros Visits Saint Basil Academy


On October 3, 2019, His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America was joyously welcomed by Saint Basil Academy’s administrators, children and staff. The Archbishop began with a Trisagion service at the gravesite of Archbishop Michael of blessed memory.

Assembly of Bishops of the USA and the Standing Conference of Oriental Orthodox Churches Revive the Joint Commission of Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches


NEW YORK – Representatives of Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Christian churches met today at the Armenian Cathedral of St. Vartan for the first meeting of the joint commission in nearly a decade. The meeting began with a common prayer service followed by open discussions.

Metropolis of Boston News

Orthodoxy on Tap - "Living My Best Life" Thursday, October 3, 2019


The first Orthodoxy on Tap of the season! Join us on Thursday October 3, 2019 as Bill Marianes from Ministries leads us in aconversation on Living Our Best Lives.

His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios Celebrates the Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos at Panagia in Cohasset, MA


On Sunday, September 8, 2019 His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios visited the Panagia Greek Orthodox Church in Cohasset, MA.

Metropolis of Boston Camp - GOYA Fall Camp 2019


Register Today! GOYA Fall Camp offers our Campers the faith, fun, and fellowship of Summer Camp packaged into a weekend retreat program. The weekend will be filled with cabin sessions, camp-wide activities, worship, and our Sunday outing to Canobie Lake Park! Fall Camp is open to all GOYAns, currently in grades 6-12.

Join us for the First Pastoral Visit of Archbishop Elpidophoros to the Metropolis of Boston


On Sunday, September 15, 2019 His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America will preside at the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at the Annunciation Cathedral. Join us with your families as we extend a warm welcome to our new Archbishop.

Metropolitan Methodios Visits the Festivals of the Dormition of the Theotokos - Somerville, MA and Annunciation - Cranston, RI


On Saturday, September 7, 2019 His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios attended the festivals of the The Dormition of the Theotokos in Somerville, MA and The Annunciation in Cranston RI.

Statement of Metropolitan Methodios Regarding St. George, Lynn Vandalism


The Clergy and Laity that comprise the Metropolis of Boston join me in expressing our sadness over the criminal vandalism perpetrated against the St. George Parish in Lynn, MA.

Hierarchal Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross


Brookline, MA., Saturday September 14, 2019 - His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America presided at the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Universal Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross at the Chapel of Holy Cross of Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology.

Great Vespers for the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross


Brookline, MA ., Friday, Sept. 13, 2019 – His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America presided at the Hierarchal Great Vespers for the Feast of the Universal Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross at the Chapel of Holy Cross of Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology.

Metropolitan Methodios Visits the St. John Greek Festival in the South End


On Sunday, September 22, 2019 His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios attended the Divine Liturgy at Saint John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church in the South End. After the Divine Services His Eminence had the opportunity to visit and greet the stewards and volunteers of the parish’s Greek Festival which was taking place that weekend.

Metropolitan Methodios Visits the Annunciation Cathedral Greek Festival


On Saturday, September 21, 2019, His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios visited the Annunciation Cathedral Greek Festival in Brookline, MA. The Cathedral’s Festival was held on September 20, 21, and 22 and once again hosted thousands on the Cathedral Center grounds.

First Meeting of the 2019-2021 Metropolis of Boston Philoptochos Board


The Metropolis of Boston Philoptochos Board held their first meeting on Tuesday, September 17th at which the Executive Board was chosen. They are as follows:

2019-2021 Metropolis of Boston Philoptochos Board First Meeting


On Saturday, October 5th, 2019 the 2019-2021 Metropolis of Boston Philoptochos Board held its first meeting at the Metropolis headquarters in Brookline, MA. The board is eager to being their philanthropic work, and plan wonderful events that enrich, educate, and support the members of Philoptochos and their communities.

Orthodoxy on Tap - Living Our Best Lives


BOSTON - On the evening of Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 the Metropolis of Boston held the first Orthodoxy on Tap of the Fall Semester. Orthodoxy on Tap is the one of the most prominent young adult ministries out Metropolis.

Archbishop Elpidophoros Visits the St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Weston, MA


On Sunday, October 6, 2019 His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros visited the Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church on the occasion of the parish’s 60th anniversary and celebrated the Divine Liturgy together with Metropolitan Methodios and other clergy members from the Metropolis of Boston.

Metropolis of Boston Holds Stewardship Training Seminar led by Mr. Bill Marianes


On Friday, October 4th, over 140 clergy, parish council members, and faithful stewards from parishes throughout the Metropolis of Boston gathered at the Annunciation Church in Woburn, MA for a day-long Stewardship Training Seminar led by Mr. Bill Marianes of Ministries.