Kathleen A. Shaw TELEGRAM & GAZETTE
WORCESTER— Hundreds of Eastern
Orthodox Christians from Central Massachusetts
are expected at St. Spyridon Greek
Orthodox Cathedral Sunday to celebrate
the Sunday of Orthodoxy, the first
major event of Great Lent.
penitential Lenten season for Orthodox
Christians began Monday, known as
Clean Monday, and will end with Orthodox
Easter, called Pascha, on April 23.
Methodios of Boston will celebrate
the Hierarchal Divine Liturgy, assisted
by clergy of the 12 Orthodox parishes
in Central Massachusetts. The Rev.
Dean N. Paleologos, dean, and the
bishop will welcome the faithful to
the cathedral on Russell Street.
Haddad, council president, said “In
today’s world of high speed
Internet, instant messaging and cell
phone communication, taking time out
for all Orthodox Christians to celebrate
together our Orthodox Christian faith
at Orthodox Sunday, reminds us that
listening to the voice of God in our
daily life is the most important thing
to attend with members of their congregations
are Rev. Paleologos and Rev. Gregory
Christakos of St. Spyridon;
Rev. Michael Abdelahad, the Rev. Ephraim
Peters and Deacon Seraphim Solof of
St. George Orthodox Cathedral, Worcester;
the Rev. Spero Page, emeritus, and
the Rev. Dennis Nagi of St. Mary’s
Assumption Albanian Orthodox Church,
Worcester; the Rev. Nicholas Apostola
of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, Shrewsbury;
the Rev. Peter Michael Preble of St.
Michael Romanian Orthodox Church and
St. George Greek Orthodox Church,
Rev. John Daly of St. Nicholas Albanian
Orthodox Church, Southbridge; the
Rev. Soterios C. Alexopoulos, St.
Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, Clinton;
the Rev. Luke A. Veronis, Saints Constantine
and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, Webster;
the Rev. Andreas Markopoulos, Saints
Anargyroi Greek Orthodox Church, Marlboro;
the Rev. Harry G. Providakis, Holy
Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Fitchburg;
the Rev. Robert Sick, Holy Annunciation
Orthodox Church, Maynard.
Divine Liturgy starts at 9:30 a.m.
It will be followed by the Procession
of Icons by altar boys and Sunday
school children, and a lunch at the
cathedral’s Cotsidas Auditorium.
For more information call St. Spyridon
Cathedral at (508) 791-7326 or go
to the Web site at www.spyridoncathedral.org.
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