BOSTON —Metropolitan Methodios will lead the first-ever Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston commemoration of the Armenian Genocide at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral of New England, 162 Goddard Ave, Brookline, on April 22.
He will host this 102nd commemorative event and preside at the 2 p.m. prayer service.
Clergy and faithful from throughout New England will participate. The community will be joined by ecumenical and interreligious guests and civic dignitaries.
Last year, Cardinal Seán O’Malley of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston hosted the event and repeated the words of Pope Francis acknowledging the suffering of Armenian Christians who perished in the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923.
The year’s prayer service will be co-sponsored with the Massachusetts Council of Churches of which the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston and the Armenian Church in America are both members.
Joining in the commemoration will be Archbishop Khajag Barsamian of the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America and Archbishop Oshagan Choloyan from the Eastern Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church. They serve as the two Armenian Orthodox leaders in the Eastern United States.