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15 Union Park Street,
Boston, MA 02118

8.00 a.m. Orthros
9.30 a.m. Divine Liturgy


Our parish is under the spiritual
and ecclesiastical shepherding of

His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios of Boston
Met of Bos
of the Greek Orthodox
Metropolis of Boston
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of the
Archdiocese of America
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under the jurisdiction of the
Ecumenical Patriarchate
of Constantinople
Patriarchate

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LETTER FROM THE PRIEST
June 2014

My Dear fellow-Christians, members
and friends of the Parish of St. John
the Baptist,

Summer is here and I pray for every blessing on all of you and yours, your families and our parish. I wish to remind you that, as we do every year, we turn back the time of our Services by half an hour. This means that we start the Orthros at 7.30 and the D. Liturgy at 9.00 am. Thus the Sunday Services end between 11.00 and 11.30.

This year’s June is marked by three Great Feasts: the
Feast of Pentecost, on June 8, the Feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, on June 24, and the Feast of the Chief Apostles Peter and Paul, on June 29. Amidst these feasts, there are two more which are of special importannce to us: the Feast of the Apostles Bartholomew and Barnabas, on June 11, the name-day of our Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, and the Feast of St. Methosios the Confessor, Patfriarch of Constantinople, on June 14, the name-day of our Metropolitan Methodios of Boston.

The present issue of the FORERUNNER is dedicated to the
Holy Spirit, the Other Paraclete, whom our Lord of Glory sent after His glorious Ascension into Heaven. The descent of the Holy Spirit upon the holy Apostles and the First Apostolic Church of Jerusalem is known as the Birthday of the Church. The Sunday of Pentecost is called the Kneeling Sunday because on it, at Vespers (i.e. the Vespers of Monday which is the Feast of the Holy Spirit) we kneel and offer prayers of invocation for the renewal of the grace of the Spirit in us as it happened at Pentecost. This service will be done immediately after the morning Liturgy because of our present circumstances.

I should also remind you that: 1) the
Feast of the Nativity of the Forerunner will be celebrated in a Vesperal Liturgy on June 23; 2) this year’s Fast for the Feast of the Holy Apostles is on June 16-28; 3) the Ministry Awards Banquet of our Metropolis on June 8, at Lobardo’s Hotel, Randolf MA, starting at 6.30 pm; 4) the PICNIC of our Parish is on June 14-15, and 5) the 6 month Memorial of our unforgetable brethren, Elpida Kosmidis and Eleftheria and George Pantekidis, is on June 22.

With heartiest wishes for a wonderful Pascha and love in the Lord to you all, I am your faithful servant

Fr. George Dion. Dragas

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ΙΟΥΛΙΟΣ
ΠΡΟΓΡΑΜΜΑ
ΑΚΟΛΟΥΘΙΩΝ


6 Ιουλίου: ΚΥΡΙΑΚΗ 4η ΜΑΤΘΑΙΟΥ
Σισώη Οσίου, Λουκίας Παρθένου
7:30 πμ Όρθρος,
9:00 πμ Θ. Λειτουργία

13 Ιουλίου: ΤΩΝ ΑΓΙΩΝ ΠΑΤΕΡΩΝ 4ΗΣ ΟΙΚΟΥΜΕΝΙΚΗΣ ΣΥΝΟΔΟΥ, Σύναξις του Αρχαγγέλου. Γαβριήλ
7:30 πμ Όρθρος,
9:00 πμ Θ. Λειτουργία

20 Ιουλίου: ΚΥΡΙΑΚΗ ΣΤ´ΜΑΤΘΑΙΟΥ
Προφήτου Ηλιού του Θεσβίτου
7:30 πμ Όρθρος,
9:00 πμ Θ. Λειτουργία

27 Ιουλίου: ΚΥΡΙΑΚΗ Ζ´ ΜΑΤΘΑΙΟΥ Παντελεήμονος Μεγαλομάρτυρος Ιαματικού, Ανθούσης Οσίας Ομολ.
7:30 πμ Όρθρος,
9:00 πμ Θ. Λειτουργία


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JULY
SCHEDULE
OF SERVICES


July 6: SUNDAY 4TH OF MATTHEW
Sisoi the Great and Lucia the Virgin

7:30 am: Orthros,
9:00 am: D. Liturgy

July 13: SUNDAY OF THE FATHERS OF THE 4
TH ECUMENICAL SYNOD, Synaxis of Anchangel Gabriel
7:30 am: Orthros,
9:00 am: D. Liturgy

July 20:
SUNDAY 6TH OF MATTHEW
Elijah the Prophet the Thesbite
7:30 am: Orthros,
9:00 am: D. Liturgy

July 27: SUNDAY, 7TH OF MATTHEW Panteleimon the Great Martyr and Healer, Anthousa Osia & Confessor
7:30 am: Orthros,
9:00 am: D. Liturgy