Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston

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Greek Orthodox Metropolises
Metropolis of Boston
Metropolitan Methodios (Tournas)
Total Metropolitan Priests n/a
Permanent Deacons n/a
Monastics n/a
Location New England, United States
Cathedral Annunciation
Vital Statistics
Total Parishes 63
Total Orthodox Population 200,000
Total Population 14,239,724

The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston (formerly the Greek Orthodox Diocese of Boston) is an ecclesiastical territory or metropolis of the Greek Orthodox Church in the New England region of the United States. It is led by a metropolitan bishop and is part of the Archdiocese of America which itself is under the control of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. On December 20, 2002, the territory was elevated from diocese to metropolis status,[1] although its leader had been elevated to the role of metropolitan six years earlier in November 1997.[2] The Annunciation Cathedral in the City of Boston serves as the head church, with metropolitan offices located in Brookline, Massachusetts alongside Hellenic College and Holy Cross. Metropolitan Methodios has led the territory since his enthronement as Bishop of Boston on April 8, 1984, following his election to that post by the Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Phanar, Constantinople, Turkey.

The Metropolis operates the St. Methodios Faith and Heritage Center in New Hampshire, which offers camping and spiritual retreats for families and individuals.

Annunciation Cathedral of New England in Boston.

Bishops and Metropolitans of Boston[edit]


  1. ^ Morrow, Rev. Fr. Nektarios (January 23, 2003). "New Charter for the Archdiocese Granted by the Ecumenical". Worldwide Faith News. Retrieved May 1, 2009. 
  2. ^ Ribadeneira, Diego (November 29, 1997), "Venerable Heston Still Goes By The Book", The Boston Globe, retrieved May 1, 2009