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About Us

The Metropolis of Boston is pleased to present the Thriving Congregations Initiative,

a program designed to guide its parishes to thrive through helping them understand their cultural and social contexts, to develop and adopt a clear mission/vision, to cultivate authentic Orthodox Christian practices, and to plan for sustaining their own efforts at the parish level...

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Over the next few years, we will focus on each of the Lilly Endowment’s Characteristics for Thriving Congregations…

YEAR 1

Understanding Cultural & Social Context

 

Learning the relevant application of the Orthodox faith for our parishes and their neighborhoods

YEAR 2 

Mission & Vision Clarity

 

Drawing on the endless well of tradition from the Orthodox Church, the foundation of our mission will be rooted in our faith and devotion to Christ

YEAR 3

Cultivating Vibrant Christian Practices

 

Building community through the Church’s liturgical, sacramental, and spiritual tradition”

YEAR 4

Sustaining Ministry

 

Ensuring the longevity of our efforts throughout the course of this project”

Meet the Team

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His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios

Metropolitan of Boston

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  Panos Coufos

Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries

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Jesse Kroger

Thriving Congregations Initiative Administrative Coordinator