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The Greek Orthodox community of New England commemorated the 40th anniversary of the pastorate of Metropolitan Methodius

Over eight hundred and fifty Greek Orthodox believers of all generations and ages representing 55 communities of the Diocese of Boston, accompanied by the priests of their communities, flooded the large hall of social events of Gillette Stadium,
in the city of Foxboro, Massachusetts and led by the former Archbishop of America Dimitrios and with the presence of the representative of Greece, Ambassador Simeon Tegou, celebrated the fortieth anniversary of the pastorate of Metropolitan Methodios.


The event of the official dinner during which active and faithful members of the communities were honored took place on the evening of Sunday, June 9, with the surprise of the evening being the presence of the former Archbishop of America Dimitrios, who with his Hagiographic, theological and ecclesiastical speech he spoke highly of Metropolitan Methodios, for whom he always had and still has love and respect.

He referred to his path and his priestly ministry from his enthronement until today, while on the same wavelength was the greeting of the Consul General of Greece in Boston, Ambassador Simeon Tegou. It should be noted that Archbishop Dimitrios was received with feelings of respect and love by the hundreds of clergy and laity present.

The event was marked by the top move of the Hellenic-American Organization Alpha-Omega of Boston, whose officials presented Metropolitan Methodios with a check of two hundred and fifty thousand dollars for the indoor gymnasium under construction at the Metropolis Camp Center in the town of Condukook, New Hampshire. It is pointed out that it was the first installment paid out of the five hundred thousand dollars which is the total pledge. The other two hundred and fifty thousand will be given when the equivalent of two hundred and fifty thousand is collected from donations.

Honorable mentions were given to the couples Georgiou and Markos Behrakis and Georgiou and Karen Danis and to Georgios Saffiol for their generous contributions from the beginning and through the years to the Camp Center of the Metropolis

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Awarding of diplomas to the participants of the Summer University in Boston

Τhe 10th International Summer University "Greek Language, Culture and Media." on the subject of the dissemination and teaching of the Greek Language in America finished off its work with the awarding of diplomas to the participants. The Summer University took place at the Maliotio Cultural Center of the Hellenic College and School of Theology of the Holy Cross in Boston from May 28 to June 2, 2024, as the "National Herald" has extensively written.

The diplomas were awardedon the afternoon of Sunday, June 2, by Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, who officiated during the Divine Liturgy in the Holy Cross chapel of the School of Theology.

Among the organizers of the program were the University of Ioannina which had the central responsibility with the Faculty of Education Sciences, Pedagogical Department of Kindergarten Teachers, Laboratory for the Study of Social Issues, Media and Education, the Maliotei Cultural Center, the Association of Philhellenes of Boston University (Boston University Philhellenes) , the Center for Hellenic Studies of the University of Chicago (University of Chicago – Center for Hellenic Studies), the Setor de Grego, Instituto de Letras, the Rio De Janeiro University, the academic program Study in Greece and the National Gallery – Alexandros Soutsos Museum.

During the diploma awarding ceremony, Archbishop Elpidophoros spoke, who reviewed the teaching of the Greek language and the course of Greekness and Hellenism from the time of the pioneer Greek immigrants until today. Greetings were addressed by the founder and scientific manager of the program, professor Nicoletta Tsitsanoudi-Mallidis and the executive director of the Maliotei Cultural Center, Chrysoula Kourkountis, who congratulated the attendees and thanked the speakers. A special mention of thanks was made to the Consul General of Greece in Boston, Ambassador Simeon Tegoσ, who received the participants in the premises of the Consulate General, to Anna Batistatou, rector of the University of Ioannina, and professor of the Department of Medicine, Health Sciences, who honored with the personal presence and participation in the program, to the president of the Hellenic College and the School of Theology of the Holy Cross, Dimitrios Katos, who attended the work of the program and the various evening events, to the former president of the institution, Georgios Kantonis, during whose tenure he and the Malioteium was reformed and the holding of the summer university in its premises was approved, to Mr. Savvas Tsivikos, president of AHEPA who financially supported the program, to Drakoulis Behrakis, former head of the advisory committee of the Malioteium who received the participants in the Behrakis wing of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, in the large support group of the program, with executives of the Malioteiο Cultural Center and scientific collaborators of the University of Ioannina and Anastasios Koularmanis, director of the Greek Education department of the Archdiocese, who flanked Archbishop Elpidophoros during the ceremony of completion of the program.

Boston firm "invests" in Turkish-occupied Cyprus

While the northern part of Cyprus remains under the boot of Turkish occupation, the Boston real estate development company DND Homes annouced it has established a corporate entity on the Turkish-Cypriot occupied northern third of the island – just ahead of the 50th anniversary of Turkish invasions – and build 30,000 homes there.

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