Monday, June 21, 2021

“O Lord, I have loved the beauty of Thy house and the place where Thy glory dwelleth” Ps. 25:8


An Eulogy pronounced by Metropolitan Gregory of Boston at the funeral of Metropolitan Andrew of Toronto 

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Sunday, April 4, 2021

NEW HIERARCH



On Sunday of the Prodigal Son, February 15/28, 2021 at Saint Mark of Ephesus Cathedral in Boston, His Eminence Spyridon was consecrated as the Bishop of Saint Petersburg.

May our Saviour grant many years to the new hierarch in his service of shepherding the flock entrusted to him. Amen.

Friday, January 15, 2021

HIERARCHICAL CONSECRATION

Beloved Clergy and the Faithful of our Church,

As you may remember, last year the Holy Synod elected Archimandrite Spyridon as the Bishop for the flock in Russia. His hierarchical consecration was planned to take place in October, during the Annual Clergy SynaxisHowever, because of the pandemic and the lockdowns, we had to cancel the Synaxis and postpone the consecration.

Now, I would like to inform you that with God’s help, Bishop-Elect Spyridon will be traveling to Boston next month. The Holy Synod, therefore, decided to use this opportunity to go ahead with the planned consecration.

God willing, the consecration of His Grace Spyridon, Bishop-Elect of Saint Petersburg, will take place at Saint Mark of Ephesus Orthodox Cathedral of Boston, on the Sunday of the Prodigal Son, February 15/28, 2021.

I ask for your prayers for the Bishop-Elect Spyridon, and especially for his safe travel from Russia to the United States.

In Christ our Saviour,

+ Gregory, Metropolitan of Boston

January 1/14, 2021
Feast of the Circumcision of the Lord
Saint Basil the Great

Monday, October 12, 2020

Baptisms in Brazil

On Saturday, September 20/October 3, 2020, in the Mission of the Entry of the Mother of God into the Temple, Luziania, Brazil, seven catechumens that had been catechized by Father Joaquim Sena, were baptized by Metropolitan Gregory of Boston.

Thanks be to our Saviour Who allowed that even in these difficult times, faithful should be added to His flock and that our missions should receive pastoral care.

Please keep our Father Joaquim, his parish and especially our newly illumined brothers and sisters in Brazil in your prayers.

Glory be to God for all things. Amen.



Sunday, April 28, 2019

PASCHAL ENCYCLICAL 2019



Beloved Faithful,

Christ is Risen!

In blessed memory of the newly-reposed Metropolitan Ephraim of Boston, we offer his first Paschal Encyclical, issued thirty years ago, as this year’s encyclical. 

+ Gregory, Metropolitan of Boston



Saturday, February 16, 2019

Letter of Elder Panteleimon about Metropolitan Ephraim of Boston



LETTER ~

Father Panteleimon wrote this letter in 2012,
but asked it to be opened and read after Metropolitan Ephraim's repose

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Eulogy of our beloved Father and Hierarch Ephraim, Metropolitan of Boston, 1939-2019

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Delivered at his funeral by Metropolitan Gregory of Boston Holy Transfiguration Monastery, Boston January 13/26, 2019

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Metropolitan Ephraim, ​1939-2019


Today our beloved Metropolitan Ephraim peacefully reposed in the Lord. The funeral and burial will take place at Holy Transfiguration Monastery on Saturday, January 13/26, following the celebration of the Divine Liturgy, which begins at 7:00AM. Eternal be the memory of our beloved Father and Shepherd! Amen.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Clergy Synaxis, 2018

Yet another successful and edifying Annual Clergy Synaxis of the Holy Orthodox Church in North America was held in Boston on October 5-7, 2018.

Six hierarchs and over twenty clergy from North and South America, as well as from our affiliated communities in East Africa and Georgia were present to hear the talks and participate in discussions on theological and pastoral topics.

The concelebration on Sunday, October 7, at Saint Mark of Ephesus Orthodox Cathedral of Boston carried a most festive spirit at which the Lord's Prayer was recited in nine different languages, reflecting the Church's calling to be local and universal at the same time.








Friday, March 16, 2018

From the Holy Synod

Concerning the Spread of the 
Ecclesiological Errors of Metropolitan Cyprian


Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Ordination in Boston

On Sunday, January 1/14, 2018, the Feasts of the Circumcision of our Saviour and of Saint Basil the Great, Hiorodeacon John (Zatonski) of Saint Tatiana's Orthodox Church in New York, was ordained to the priesthood by Metropolitan Gregory of Boston at Saint Mark of Ephesus Orthodox Cathedral.
Father John has faithfully served the parish in New York as a Deacon for many years. Let us pray that our Saviour may strengthen him to continue his service to the parish, now in the capacity of a Presbyter. Amen.
AXIOS! AXIOS! AXIOS!






Sunday, December 24, 2017

“THE REJECTION OF HERESY IS NOT DONE BY IGNORING IT, BUT BY CONDEMNING IT”



With the First Hierarch of the Holy Orthodox Church in North America (HOCNA),
Metropolitan Gregory of Boston


Portal-Credo.Ru
November 20, 2017


Friday, July 21, 2017

Audio Sermons


The Audio Recordings of the Sermons of
Metropolitan Gregory of Boston
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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Understanding Our Autocephaly


On September 19 / October 2, 2016, the Holy Synod of the Holy Orthodox Church in North America issued its historic Synodal Affirmation of Autocephaly. This document was the fruit of years of reflection about the nature, mission, and mandate of our Church. Anyone wishing to understand the reasoning that went into the affirmation of our autocephaly, and to study the canonical, historical, and ecclesiological principles that provided the basis for this affirmation, should read two talks given by Hierodeacon Samuel of Holy Transfiguration Monastery. The first, “The Catholicity of the Local Church,” was delivered at the 2015 Clergy Synaxis. The second, “Why Autocephaly?” was given at the 2016 Synaxis. The two talks are related, as the ecclesiological principles put forward in the first develop naturally into those expressed in the second.



Wednesday, March 22, 2017

"He Gave Himself as a Ransom to Death"


A talk given by Metropolitan Gregory of Boston,
On the Sunday of the Veneration of the Cross,

Saint Nicholas Cathedral, Toronto, March 6/21, 2017



Saturday, December 31, 2016

Archimandrite Panteleimon, 1935-2016

"I believe that I shall see the good things of the Lord in the land of the living"
Ps. 26:15




Friday, September 23, 2016

A Bishop for the Church in Africa

Beloved Clergy, Monastics, and Faithful of the
Holy Orthodox Church in North America:
According to the holy canons, in every land in which the Faith of Christ has been planted a Local Orthodox Church should blossom, one that would belong fully to the people of that land. A Local Church, moreover, can come into existence only when it has its own local Bishop; for, to paraphrase the words of Saint Ignatius the God-bearer, where the Bishop is, there is the Church. This is the proper and canonical form of ecclesial administration.   
For almost twenty years now, our Church in North America has maintained pastoral oversight of communities of Orthodox Christians dwelling in several countries of East Africa – Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania – that had asked to be received under the care of our Holy Synod. Our hierarchs have done their utmost to shepherd the African flock, experiencing both blessings and temptations along the way. From the very beginning, our Synod has hoped to find a candidate worthy of the episcopacy, so that a local Bishop would be consecrated for the East African flock.
It seems that God has heard our prayers. After much prayer, thought, and detailed examination, the Holy Synod has reached the unanimous decision that Priestmonk Paul (Gathuru), who has faithfully served as Head of our Church's Mission in Kenya for thirteen years, should be consecrated as Bishop of Nairobi, and that he assume the pastoral care of the Church in East Africa. We believe that this should open a new chapter in the history of Orthodoxy in Africa, with a local Bishop shepherding a local flock, and that proper ecclesiastical order will be established in that part of the world.
The Consecration of Bishop-Elect Paul of Nairobi will take place on the last day of our Annual Clergy Synaxis, Sunday, October 2, 2016 (NS), at Saint Mark of Ephesus Orthodox Cathedral of Boston.
We rejoice together with our brothers and sisters in Africa, and pray that our Saviour strengthen the Bishop-Elect Paul, that he may continue to serve the Holy Church selflessly, faithfully and diligently. Amen.
Your fervent supplicant unto God,
+ Gregory, Metropolitan of Boston President of the Holy Synod



Sunday, May 1, 2016

Paschal Encyclical 2016



Christ is Risen! Χριστός Ανέστη! Христос Воскресе! 

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Axios! Axios! Axios!

Consecration of Bishop Chrysostomos of Lanham Saint Mark of Ephesus Cathedral of Boston
18/31 January, 2016



Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Hierarchical Consecration in Seattle


Sunday, November 30/December 13, at the Cathedral of Saint Nectarios in Seattle, Priestmonk Ignatius (Ponomarchuk) was consecrated as the ruling hierarch of the Holy Orthodox Metropolis of Seattle.
May God grant to Metropolitan Ignatius many more years of selfless service to the Church of Christ, now in the capacity of a hierarch!
Axios! Axios! Axios!

Photos from the Consecration can be viewed on our Facebook Page.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

― THE HERESY OF NAME–FIGHTERS ―


In Defiance of

The Synodal Tome of the Holy Council of Constantinople of 1351


“Every Power or Energy [of God] is God Himself.” These are the words of St. Gregory Palamas. [1] This “Power or Energy,” which is God Himself, as the Saint teaches us, is “boundless” and “before creation.” It is uncreated.
In his book, The Guide, [2] St. Anastasius of Sinai has the following paragraph:
Question: Does the appellation “God” refer to [God’s] Essence, or His Person, or His Energy, or is it a symbol, or a metaphor?
Answer: It is clear [the designation] “God” refers to [God’s] Energy. It does not represent the very Essence of God; for it is impossible to know this, but it represents and reveals His Energy that is able to be contemplated [by us].
This teaching of St. Anastasius of Sinai was confirmed and adopted by the Holy Council of Constantinople of 1351 in its Synodal Tome. The same Synodal Tome affirmed that the Grace or Energy of God “is called ‘Godhead’ by the Saints.” [3] St. Gregory Palamas endorsed this Synodal Tome of the Holy Council of Constantinople of 1351; this Council, in turn, endorsed St. Gregory’s Confession of the Orthodox Faith. These are clear-cut Orthodox Christian synodal resolutions, not the confused and contradictory decisions of later, Lutheran-style “synods” in Russia or elsewhere. [4]
In addition, St. Clement of Rome (c. ✠ 100) tells us that “the Name of God is the origin of all creation” (First Letter to the Corinthians 59:2–3).
St. Cyril of Alexandria (✠ 444) teaches that Christ’s disciples “ought to be kept in the Name of the Father, that is to say, in the Glory and Power of His Godhead” (On the Gospel According to St. John, bk. 11, ch. 9).
St. John Chrysostom (✠ 407), in his explanation of Acts 3:16 (“And His Name, through faith in His Name, made this man strong”), like the Apostles and all our Saints, also recognizes that the Name of God is one and the same as the healing Grace and Energy of God when he writes that “[the Son of God’s] Name raised up the lame man, who was like one dead” (Homilies on the Acts of the Apostles 9).
St. John of Kronstadt (✠ 1908) affirms this teaching of the Saints when he tells us that “His Name is [God] Himself” and “The Name of God is God Himself” (My life in Christ, trans. by E. Goulaeff, London, 1897).
Consequently, any later “council” or “synod” — whether it be Russian, or Greek Old Calendarist, or New Calendarist, or whatever — that contradicts these resolutions of the Holy Council of Constantinople of 1351, the Synodicon of Orthodoxy, and the teachings of the Saints is not an Orthodox council or synod, but a false synod, a pseudo-council, not accepted by the Orthodox Church, and those who concur with such false “synods” are themselves guilty of the heresy of Name-fighting — fighting against the Name of God.

Holy Orthodox Metropolis of Boston



1) See the Chapters Against Barlaam and Acindynus, in the Synodicon of Orthodoxy (in The True Vine, issue nos. 27 and 28, pp. 63–68 and 74–77).
2) See PG 89:53.
3) See Creeds and Confessions of Faith in the Christian Tradition, vol. 1, ed. by Jaroslav J. Pelikan and Valerie V. Hotchkiss, New Haven, CT, Yale University Press, 2003.
4) The Russian Synod of 1913, in blatant defiance of the teaching of St. Anastasius and the Hesychast Council of 1351, claimed that the Energies of God are not and cannot be called “God”