Retreat House Ushers New Era for the Metropolis of Boston

October 6, 2009  []

It was a day that will remain etched in the minds of those who participated in the latest joyous and historic event in the Metropolis of Boston. His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios presented to Archbishop Demetrios of America and to the more than 1300 faithful from throughout New England the newly constructed Retreat House on the grounds of the Saint Methodios Faith & Heritage Center in Contoocook, NH. Amidst the beauty of the New Hampshire woods, under blue skies and colorful foliage, Archbishop Demetrios and Metropolitan Methodios assisted by benefactors, cut the ribbon and entered a magnificent structure which will greatly enhance the programs and ministries of the Metropolis of Boston. The faithful of the entire Archdiocese will have a place to retreat, connect with our Orthodox Faith and Hellenic Culture, grow spiritually and relax in the pristine 268 acre facility which includes three lakes, the rustic Chapel of St. George, a state of the art dining facility, and now a Retreat House consisting of 40-double rooms, a library, a parlor with a fireplace, conference rooms, audio visual rooms and much more.

“We do not believe in human cloning,” Archbishop Demetrios told the large gathering in front of the Retreat House “but this building should be cloned”!

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