Metropolitan Demetrius Visits St. Mark of Ephesus Parish near Boston

His Eminence visited the Parish of Saint Mark of Ephesus near Boston, Massachusetts.
 
He presided over the vigil service for the feast of Saint Mark on Friday night, and served the Divine Liturgy on Saturday morning. A festive meal was served for the feast. In the evening he presided for the Saturday Vespers, and the next day for Sunday Matins and Liturgy. On both days His Eminence gave a sermon in both Greek and English and personaly interacted with many faithful who were very happy to reunite with their Chief Shephard.
 
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