Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston marks its Thronal Feast of St. Andrew

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Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston marks its Thronal Feast of St. AndrewAnnunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral of New England located at Parker and Ruggles Streets in Boston.

 Metropolitan Methodios of Boston, along with the clergy and the laity of the parishes of New England, celebrated the Thronal Feast of the Metropolis of Boston in memory of Saint Apostle Andrew the First-Called. The Matins and Divine Liturgy were celebrated, with Metropolitan Methodios officiating, at the holy church of the Taxiarchae/Archangels in Watertown, MA.

The newly ordained priest, Fr. Andrew Otto, the presiding priest of the Dormition of the Theotokos parish in Manchester, NH, celebrated the Liturgy.

Metropolitan Methodios, in his address, expressed gratitude to the priests and the large congregation for their presence at the celebration. He referred to Saint Apostle Andrew the First-Called, emphasizing that “today, we are called by Christ to be the contemporary first-called Apostles of this era.”

He also spoke about the “apostolic nature of Orthodox Faith and Church,” reminding everyone that “the work of the Apostles was amid many difficulties, hardships, and martyrdoms for the spreading of the Gospel of Christ, even to the point of crucifixion, as in the case of Apostle Andrew, who was crucified on a cross in the form of an ‘X’.”

Read more at thenationalherald.com

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