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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
July & August 2014

Dear Brothers, Members and Friends of the Parish of St. John,

I wish you all, on behalf of the President and the Members of our Parish Council A BLESSED AND REFRESHING SUMMER.


July and August are months of holidays and rest. The first one is a month of bodily rest, while the second is a month of spiritual uplift and refreshment. August is especially notable on account of three great Religious Feasts: a) of the Dominical Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord and God and Savior Jesus Christ (August 6) and of two major Feasts of two of the most important Saints, who stand closer to the Lord of Glory and Savior of the world; b) the Theometoric Feast of the Dormition of our Most-Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever-virgin Mary (August 15), and c) of the Greatest Prophetic Feast of the Beheading of the Precious and Glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John (August 29).

The Transfiguration of our Savior manifests to us the uncreated Glory of the Godhead of our Lord which shines through the human nature which He assumed to Himself for our sake and reveals the new perspective of our life, the new creation, our theosis in Christ. The Dormition of the Theotokos and her transposition to heaven manifests the mystery of the New Eve, the Spiritual Mother of the Chrtistians and of the entire world. The beheading of the Precious Forerunner reveals to us the Glory of the Martyrs of the Faith.

The present issue of the FORERUNNER includes two more articles from the COMPANION TO ORTHODOXY of the late Fr. Alevizopoulos. The first one is on «The Person of the Godman», and the second, on «The Most-Holy Mother of the whole world, the Blessed Virgin Mary. Both are seasonable for the Feasts of August and lead us into the deeper meaning of our faith which is directly and foundationally related to our Lord Jesus Christ and the All-Holy Lady the Theotokos.

I feel obliged to report with particular pleasure that by the grace of our Lord the long-desirable work of renovating and updating our heating and air-condition system at St. John’s has started with the initiative of the President of our Parish Council Mr. John Lagadinos and the blessing of His Eminence our Metropolitan. We need mindful donors for covering the expenses of this rennovative and necessary project. I urge all the members and friends of St. John to offer
generously for this effort, so that, as in the past, so now the work of the pioneers and their successors might be continued, and we may be approved as worthy disciples of our Great Patron, the Forerunner, St. John the Baptist, who offered his entire life for the work of the Lord and His Body, the Holy Church.

FR. GEORGE DION. DRAGAS

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Α Υ Γ Ο Υ Σ Τ Ο Σ
ΠΡΟΓΡΑΜΜΑ ΑΚΟΛΟΥΘΙΩΝ

3 Αυγούστου: Κυριακή Η´ Ματθαίου
7:30 π.μ.: Ὀρθρος
9:00 π.μ.: Θ. Λειτουργία και Παράκλησις

AΓΡΥΠΝΙΑ
Μεταμόρφωσις του Σωτήρος
5 Αυγούστου: Τρίτη βράδυ
7:00 μ.μ.: Εσπερινός
8:00 μ.μ.: Ορθρος
9:00 μ.μ. Θ. Λειτουργία

10 Αυγούστου: Κυριακή Θ´ Ματθαίου
7:30 π.μ.: Όρθρος
9:30 π.μ.: Θ. Λειτουργία και Παράκλησις


Στήν Παναγία στο Somerville
14 Αυγούστου: Πέμπτη
Κοίμησις Θεοτόκου
7:00 μ.μ.: M. Εσπερινός

Στήν Παναγία στο Somerville
15 Αυγούστου: Πέμπτη
Κοίμησις Θεοτόκου
8:30 π.μ.: Ὀρθρος
9:30 π.μ.: Θ. Λειτουργία

17 Αυγούστου: Κυριακή Ι´ Ματθαίου
7:30 π.μ.: Όρθρος
9:30 π.μ.: Θ. Λειτουργία


24 Αυγούστου: Κυριακή ΙΑ´ Ματθαίου
7:30 π.μ.: Ὀρθρος
9:30 π.μ.: Θ. Λειτουργία

ΑΓΡΥΠΝΙΑ
Αποτομή της κεφαλής του Αγ. Ἰωάννου
28 Αυγούστου: Πέμπτη
7.00 μ.μ. Μέγας Εσπερινός
8.00 μμ. Ορθρος
9.00 μμ. Θεία Λειτουργία

31 August: Sunday, 12th of Matthew
7:30 a.m.Orthros
9:00 a.m. D. Liturgy


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A U G U S T
SCHEDULE OF SERVICES

3 August: Sunday 8th of Matthew
7:30 a.m.Orthros
9:00 a.m. D. Liturgy and Paraklesis

VIGIL
Τhe Transfiguration of Our Savior
5 August: Tuesday Evening
7:00 p.m. Vespers
8:00 p.m. Orthros
9:00 p.m. Divine Liturgy

10 August: Sunday, 9th of Matthew
7:30 a.m.Orthros
9:30 a.m. D. Liturgy and Paraklesis

At the Church of the Dormition in Somerville
14 August: Thursday
Theotokos’ Dormition
7:00 p.m. Great Vespers


At the Church of the Dormition in Somerville
15 August: Thursday,
The Dormition of the Theotokos
7:00 a.m. Orthros
8:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy

17 August: Sunday, 10th of Matthew
7:30 a.m.Orthros
9:30 a.m. D. Liturgy

24 August: Sunday, 11th of Matthew
7:30 a.m.Orthros
9:30 a.m. D. Liturgy

VIGIL
Beheading of St. John the Baptist
28 August: Thursday
7:00 p.m. Vespers
8:00 p.m. Orthros
9:00 p.m. Divine Liturgy

31 August: Sunday, 12th of Matthew
7:30 a.m.Orthros
9:30 a.m. D. Liturgy